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Willi XC 2015 is Open for Business!

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Randy Parkin
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:05 pm    Post subject: Willi XC 2015 is Open for Business! Reply with quote

Registration is now open for the Willi XC 2015. The good parts will be the same as previous years. But we're always trying to improve, so new things are happening. Here's 10 Things you need to know...

    1. The comp runs in Golden from July 24 to Aug 3 (comp days 24th thru 2nd) as previously announced. Registration and information is available at (http://thewillixc.com/).

    2. Registration will be capped at 100 pilots.

    3. Entry Fee stays the same at $100, with a 20% discount (so $80) if you pay before June 15, 2015.

    4. Those who pay by June 15 will also be entered into our Early Entry Draw for a $100 gift card to a local Golden restaurant.

    5. SPOTS is still required, with the tracking option on. We had all the evidence we needed last year that it continues to be a good idea.

    6. NEW: GPS Scoring - We think it is time to move to GPS scoring, and it is in line with our pilot education goals. We'll be using the XC Canada 2015 platform to upload and score flights (http://www.xcontest.org/canada/en/). All pilots claiming a XC flight will be required to register on the XC Contest site (register early if you can), and have a GPS for logging their flights. To facilitate this change, and improve your flying experience, we're working on upgrades to GEAR's wifi capability, and will have extra computers available for uploading (please bring your own cables), or you can use your own. (Please Note: Novice pilots claiming only flights to the GEAR LZ will not require a GPS to participate.)

    7. Pilot Mentoring Sessions will continue. These morning sessions proved very popular last year. We need discussion leaders for these sessions. If you have something to share that would be educational for pilots in general, and XC pilots in particular, please let us know and we'll put you on the agenda. Right off, we're looking for someone to explain the XC Contest.

    8. Trina (GEAR Campground Lady) has already advised that reservations have been coming in and GEAR camping space is at a premium. If you want to reserve an RV or tent spot, contact her soon at http://goldenadventurepark.com/. And remember: no speeding in the campground.

    9. Other accomodation options can be found at: http://www.tourismgolden.com/

    10. All the usual social activities continue. We're not just about the flying of course. Count on an opening night BBQ, daily pilot breakfasts (at $5/plate, still the best deal in the valley), mid-week beers and movies, rainy day distractions, a random kegger, and the trememndous closing buffet - all included in your registration. As an added bonus, our wonderful kitchen ladies will also be making up lunch bags ($10/bag at this point) for those who like sitting on launch.

If you need more info, send an email to flyfar@thewillixc.com.
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Randy Parkin
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 05:35 pm    Post subject: 25 Pilots Registered Reply with quote

The 25th pilot has registered for the Willi as of today, and most of those already in are paid up and ready to go. Here's three reasons why you should consider signing up early...

1. We're only accepting 100 pilots into the meet. I know that seems a big number, but we had more than 80 last year, and most of them are not yet signed up.

2. In the coming months, we will be sharing important information about Spots and scoring that will make on-site registration much easier. If you are not in, you won't get the info, so you'll just have to stand in line while others are drinking beer or eating bratwurst.

3. Sign up and pay before June 15 and you'll be entered into the early registration draw for $100 gift certificate at a Golden restaurant (i.e. you can buy all of us dinner).

We know some pilots like to wait to see how the weather will be before they commit. But trust us - it will be hot and sunny with fluffies everywhere during the Willi. Sign up!

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