Date:      June 8, 2018 Hand Launch Contest

              June 9, 10, 2018 Unlimited Seeded Man-On-Man (SMOM)

Time:      Registration opens at 8am each day (pre-registration not required). 

              Pilot’s meeting at 9am each day. First round opens at 9:30

Location: Emerald View Turf Farm, O’Fallon, MO  Map

Tasks:     O-2 SMOM Thermal Duration with L-3 25' 100pt Spot Landing

              Multiple planes / skegs permitted, telemetry permitted

              ALES/F5J planes/CAM limited/150meters/30sec permitted

Entry:     $25 for one day / $40 for both days 

              Lunch is provided Sat. and Sun.

Awards:  1st thru 3rd place Expert and 1st place Sportsman Saturday and Sunday

              Overall Weekend Champion Trophy

Contest Director's Letter

Greetings Soaring Enthusiast!

As many of you know, our long time and beloved soaring friend Adam Quennoz passed away in 2016 from complications following a motorcycle accident which occurred in the fall of 2015. We would like to continue to honor his memory by inviting you to the 3rd Annual Adam Quennoz Memorial Gateway Soaring Open, to be held Friday (F3K), Saturday (UNL), and Sunday (UNL), June 8th, 9th, and 10th.

It’s that time of year again when the promise of warm weather and green grass signal the arrival of the sailplane contest season. This year’s 3rd Annual Adam Quennoz Memorial contest will be for Unlimited Class sailplanes and will consist of both Expert and Sportsman categories.

We will fly a seeded man-on man format with 5 to 6 man flight groups. Saturday and Sunday are AMA sanctioned as separate contests to assist those needing points for their LSF qualifications. Saturday and Sunday there will be trophies thru 3rd place in Expert and first place in Sportsman as well as an Overall Weekend Champion Trophy based on the combined scores from both Saturday and Sunday.

We will get as many rounds in as possible with Task O-2 Seeded Man on Man as listed in the new 2017-18 AMA Rule Book. The landing task will be L-3 Spot Landing as per the AMA Rule Book (25' Tape, 100pts Max, Bonus added after Normalization). (Mixed launch electrics (CAM limited/150meters/30sec) will be allowed.)

Saturday and Sunday’s contestant’s meeting will start at 9:00am. Registration will open around 8:00am for the early birds. Round #1 will commence at 9:30am. No round will be started after 4:00pm on Saturday or after 3:00pm on Sunday. Lunch will be provided as part of the entry fee for all contestants. Any additional meals can be purchased early the morning of the contest day and prior to when we place the order. There are also a number of fast food joints within just a few minutes of the field as well.

For the early arrivals, we will also be holding a low key F3K club contest on Friday with registration at 9:00am and flying to begin at 9:30am. There is no entry fee for the F3K event and the winner will be entitled to copious bragging rights.

On behalf of the Mississippi Valley Soaring Association, we look forward to your flying with us and we wish you safe travel to the contest. If we can be of help in anyway, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our club’s mission is to host the a contest you will come back to again and again!

Some hotel options near the MVSA club field, listed from closest (3.5 miles) to furthest (5 miles.) The Mid-Rivers Mall is one highway exit east of Hwy 79 (where the club field is) and it is a typical shopping mall with a food court inside and lots of restaurants surrounding the mall lot. Restaurants include Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili's, Ruby Tuesday, Pizza Hut, Red Robin, Olive Garden, and all the usual fast food establishments.

MVSA Club Field Address:  Map
Emerald View Turf Farm
1722 MO-79
O'Fallon, MO 63366

Ramada Inn - St. Peters
Hwy 79 at I-70
130 Salt Lick Rd.
St. Peters, MO 63376

Comfort Inn - O'Fallon
100 Comfort Inn Court
O'Fallon, MO 63366

Drury Inn - St. Peters
80 Mid Rivers Mall
St. Peters, MO 63376

Super 8 - O'Fallon
987 W. Terra Lane
O'Fallon, MO 63366

We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

Wayne Wimbish - Contest Director