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NOTE: Silent Wings Ranch is an approved FRIA. NO remote ID is required.

Pilot's Meeting: 8AM Saturday and Sunday
Target Time to Complete All Rounds on Sunday:
2PM w/ awards to follow by ~2:30PM

Don Scegiel
Event Coordinator & Scoring Administrator:
Randy West
PR: Ken Becker

Contest Format
This is an F5J USA Tour event--we will adhere to F5J USA tour rules.

We will have NO FLYOFFS as was the original format for F5J in The Desert. Instead, we will have 10-minute target times on Saturday and 15-minute targets on Sunday. Note: Flyoffs are optional per FAI official rules. The 15 minute target time for up to 3 rounds is allowed per tour rules.

Rules and approved altimeter devices (F5J AMRTs) are available on the F5J USA Tour Website.

On-site RV (no hookups) and tent camping are welcomed. Visit our club's Location page for Silent Wings Ranch details and nearby accommodations.

Lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday as part of the entry fee.
Field Access for Practice
Silent Wings ranch will be accessible to all contest pilots starting Wednesday, October 25 leading up to the contest.

Site Weather
We have a weather station on site and are tied into other weather services. See weather resources on our Weather page.

On-Site Contest Announcements: FM 97.10

Note: SWSS Member Discount applies to this contest. See Benefits of Membership 
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 8:00 AM until Sunday, October 29, 2023, 3:00 PM
Silent Wings Ranch
See Silent Wings Ranch Info
Maricopa, AZ  85139

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Randy West
Don W Scegiel
Ken L Becker
Multiple Day Event
Registration is required before Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 11:59 PM
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Cancellation Policy:
We provide refunds for events if you cancel before the specified cancellation cutoff date and time.
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