2016 Region 2 Championship
Hosted by the Mifflin Soaring Association
Mon. May 23rd - Sat. May 28th (Unofficial Practice Sun. May 22nd)
Mifflin County Airport (RVL), Reedsville, PA
Join us for the 2016 Region 2 Championship! We are starting the contest Monday rather than Sunday to provide spacing with the 18-Meter National Contest.
This will be a no-water contest. Competition classes will be Standard, 15-Meter, 18-Meter, FAI Handicapped and Sports. FAI classes that do no fill will be combined into one or more handicapped classes.
Either a glider mounted ELT (121.5 MHz or 406 MHz) or GPS tracking device (SPOT, Inreach etc.) is required. A PLB (personal locator beacon) is not a substitute for an ELT and/or SPOT. Both the SPOT and the recently devalued 121.5 MHz ELT system offer a chance for location of an incapacitated pilot, while the PLB does not.
Tows are available at Mifflin prior to the contest for those interested in additional practice. There will be a limit of 55 gliders. The preferential entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT March is March 24, 2016 with the 2016 pilot ranking list used to select entrants in the event of over-subscription. This is also the date after which the rules allow for a “late” entry surcharge.The entry fee is TBD. A $150 deposit (payable to "Mifflin Soaring Association") is required with your application to hold an entry position.
Please read the Mifflin County Airport Glider Contest Briefing (last updated April 11 2013).
The "Ridge Running" page was last updated November 17, 2011 (changes marked in yellow).
You must complete your on-site registration before flying Sunday. On-site registration (collection of balance of fees due, verification of registration paperwork, collection of signatures, pickup of registration packets) will be held:
Saturday May 21st TBA
Sunday May 22nd, TBA
Monday May 23rd, 8-9 am
In the area of social activities we hope to maintain the tradition of Mifflin as a “user friendly” place to fly and to hang out afterwards. The seasoned volunteer corps remains eager to make this another happy, first class event.
Sunday May 22 Pre Contest Dinner (complimentary) Sunday May 22 Mandatory Pilots' Safety Meeting (following dinner)
Contest officials will be:
Contest Manager The Mifflin Trophy is awarded each year for the longest flight* made during the contest (excluding guest entrants). The trophy was created by the Mifflin County Airport Authority in 2008 as a way of supporting the soaring competitions that have been held at the airport since 1990. All the design and fabrication of the trophy was done by members of the Authority who applied the skills and resources of their private occupations to provide this award. The winning pilot receives a winner’s plaque while the trophy remains at the airport with the winner’s names added each year.
* Starting in 2010, the longest flight will be determined after applying the SSA Sports Class handicap for the aircraft and using the unadjusted handicap weight.
Competition Director TBD Social Activities TBD Scoring TBD Weighing / Gate TBD Operations TBD Towing TBD
For additional information contact:
Mifflin Soaring Association
100 Harvest Run Rd N
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 234-0236