Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES)

Next ALES event:

Seattle Area Soaring Society Calendar. Last Update Sat Jun 3 22:06:04 2017
DayDateEvent TypeSigEventLocationContact PersonStart Time
Fri28. July 2017CampingALESALES Carnation Farm Sandie Pugh 09:00:00 AM
Sat29. July 2017ContestALESALES Carnation Farm Sandie Pugh 09:00:00 AM

Altitude Limited Electric Soaring, known for short as ALES, is a form of soaring competition for electric powered, self launching sailplanes equipped with automatic motor cutoffs to limit launch height. The aircraft range from entry-level planes like the Parkzone Radian, to high-performance open-class soarers with electric motors and folding propellers.

A standardized altitude sensor/cutoff knows as the Competition Altimeter for Models (or CAM) is used to ensure fair starts.

See the sidebar for details on rules, organizations and places to get a CAM for your aircraft.  
Check out the 2015 contest report!

CD: Sandie Pugh parrot2luv*SPAM*@centurylink.net
Home: 253-874-2429 Cell 253-653-3052
Assistant CD: Jim Pugh syjpugh*SPAM*@centurylink.net
253-217-5738 (Cell)

AMA/MACC membership required

Registration 08:30 AM, Pilots meeting 09:00 AM, Start Flying 9:30 AM
Last round in effect Sunday @ 3 PM
Fees: $10/day second glider $5/day

Lunch: The SASS sandwich shop will be open for business

Location:

Carnation Farm ; 28785 NE Carnation Farm Rd; Carnation, WA 98014 (Call CD for Guest Gate Code for non-SASS members)

CAMPING IS ALLOWED AT THE CARNATION FLYING SITE. CONTACT THE CD FOR PARKING LOCATION. THERE ARE NO SPRINKLERS ON SITE. Please read the Carnation Farm Camping Policy

Classes

Radian/2 Meter and Open/Unlimited

Awards

1st through 3rd place in each class both days

Tasks, limits and landings

(Note: We may have a couple of CAM units for loan during contest, check with CD)  
Another opportunity to meet up with ALES pilots is at SASS's Wednesday afternoon/evening Fun-Fly held at 60-Acres Park in Redmond (see calendar for details).  This drop-in event is well attended by SASS members, and often ALES pilots will show up and throw for fun, share tips and tricks!
 


 
 

 

Links

AMA ALES Rules

 
ALES League


ALES altitude limiting altimeter (CAM)