Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Oregon Competitions in June

Last year, twelve Hawaii pilots enjoyed what was for most of us our first competition at the Rat Race in Oregon. This year the organizers are doing it again, and they are also hosting the Nationals the week afterwards in Lakeview, Oregon. I am considering signing up for both - Dorothy gave me the green light to try and make it work. I encourage any of our P3+ pilots who want to put their thermal and XC flying on a fast track to consider signing up.

Or if you are feeling more mellow you could also just consider coming along as a volunteer to help the organizers (like Reaper is planning on doing): you can see what a comp is all about, do some casual flying, and meet a lot of really great people who seriously know how to fly. See you there!

16 comments:

Bob said...

Well let's start the list:

I'm in.

Alex said...

I'm in for both.

sandy said...

Maaaaaybe. My life has too many uncertainties to plan that far in advance. My blog from last year is here

firedave said...

I'm in for the VIP2(Nationals)

Brazilian Ray said...

if you're "thinking" about it, you should sign up NOW, because there are only 130 candidates!

I am signing up!

Brazilian Ray said...

done deal! I am in for rat race already and maybe the nationals...
see u there!

Alex said...

Dangler Greg said he's signing up for the Rat Race. Jetflap is considering signing up for the Rat Race as well.

Suicide said...

I've signed-up for the Rat Race: This year . . . I WILL make goal on at least one day!!!!!

I cannot afford to also do the Nationals: one or the other.

I think I will volunteer to do retreival at the nationals.

Alex said...

I heard Frank and Scrappy are signed up too!

Alex said...

Yay! 10 of us are signed up for the Rat Race and 4 for the Nats.

Sandy, Alex, Bob, Frank, Greg, Jetflap, Quentin, Ray, Scrappy, and Suicide signed up for the Rat Race. And Don is coming to watch. Reaper is going as a volunteer, and Motorhead Paul and Seattle Ray may also be there.

Alex, Bob, Dave, and Quentin are signed up for the Nationals. Don may come and watch that one too. Reaper is volunteering. But what about Ray? Come on, dude! If you can make it we'll have the entire HPA board of directors flying at Lakeview!

cheree said...

hey alex. i am totally in for volunteering for the rat race. i will be in oregon during then. fun fun!

Gravity said...

Cheree,
Contact Mike or Gail at www.mphsports.com to sign up for volunteer...

Who's camping this year?

Paul and I will definitely be setting up Camp Aloha again...

Reaper

firedave said...

Any input from the experienced on whether it is a help or hinderance if the girlfriend shows for the weekend?

Brazilian Ray said...

I am thinking about camping. last year it was fun and I think it will be again! Paul and Reaper can put together a great and confortable set up!

ATA offers great airfare from HNL to Oakland $385:
ATA 4518 leave HNL thu 14 11:55pm arrive OAK 7:55am
return ATA 4517 leave OAK sun 1 8:30pm arrive HNL 10:50pm.
if you need a day to rest and return on monday, the airfare (roudtrip) reduces to $365

car rental from dollar for this period would cost $276 for a dodge caliber.

google estimates the drive from oakland to medford to be 5 and 1/2 hours (357 miles) and from lakeview to oakland 6 and 1/2 hours (405 miles). (medford to lakeview 3 1/2 hours / 172 miles)

any takers to fly the same flights and share the car???

just for thoughts: flight to medford are around $700 and car rentals @ $500

Brazilian Ray said...

it is official: I am registered in the nationals!

Anonymous said...

Ya bring the girlfriend, I mean paradriver...

Lets go camping and paragliding this weekend, honey? Here's the keys...

Reaper