Copilot: Zachary Yamauchi (US),
Type of glider: Nixus,

Takeoff location: Minden-Tahoe (US / 11)


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Flight details

Points for the flight 152.22
scoring distance 449.05 km
Speed 179.62 km/h
Duration 02:30:00
Scoring class open
Scoring start 19:43:24
Scoring end 01:18:23
Index: 124.0
Club Minden Soaring Club
Date of claim 23.08.2020 02:56:08
state IGC-File: Flight:

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The smoke from the fires in California has been pervasive for the past several days...the forecast for today was excellent except for the smoke and high clouds from the remnants of Tropical Storm it turned out the instability overpowered the effect of the smoke and the cirrus kept the clouds from overdeveloping so we had a great time.

Thanks, Sergio & Paulo for sharing the Nixus, Silvio & Soaring NV for the tow, and Paulo & Jackie for crewing!
The Minden Soaring Club started making OLC flights in 2010 and won the US Silver League in its first year. Despite never having any organized effort to score well in the OLC Leagues, the club was 2nd in the World League in 2014 and 3rd in 2019. When Perlan decided not to go to Argentina this year due to COVID, I was inspired to do some coaching to improve the MSC score in the League. After disappointing scores for the first 3 weeks, starting with Round 4 MSC scored 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, and 1st in the World League aided by an amazing string of weekends with excellent weather. Our friends in Boulder scored very well beginning in Round 1 so the competition was fierce…unfortunately for them they had 2 weekends where the Colorado “monsoon” gave them bad soaring weather. A goal of the OLC is to inspire pilots to fly more and to that end, Minden and Boulder are winners.

Thank you, OLC for the Leagues and other competitions, Mindenites for all the fast flights, Sergio & Paulo for the amazing Nixus, Paulo for the many trips to Minden to crew, and Jackie as always.


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Autocomment: Automatically determined proposal of OLC (22.08.2020 19:36:24 UTC till 23.08.2020 01:18:23 UTC) was changed manually.


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