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Charles Martin

Contest Format

Traditional F3K and e-F3K planes (1.5-meter wingspan, aka F5K) are welcome. All fly together. No separate scoring.

12 rounds - 8 rounds Saturday and 4 rounds Sunday in 3 flight groups.

Update: No Flyoffs!

Due to the number of attendees, we're scrapping the flyoffs and adding more rounds. Still plan to stick with 3 flight groups.

NOTE: e-F3K planes will be fully integrated into the contest and will fly the same tasks as F3K planes. 

e-F3K planes must set their AMRT's for a 50m launch cut-off, a 7 second motor run, and with the anti-zoom factor enabled AND TESTED.  To perform a turnaround, e-F3K pilots may either catch or land their planes
2S Lipo only.


No separate classes or awards - we're all in the big pot together.


The contest will be run using GliderScore, and all scores will be visible to everyone after the official contest start. We use paper tickets to document flight times and record using smartphones. Every round will be audited before the scores are uploaded.

Start/End Times

Pilots meeting 8:30am both days - first flight soon after. We aim to have the contest completed no later than 2:30 pm on Sunday.


SWSS contests are known for their awards - there will be awards of recognition for 1st through 3rd place.


On-site RV (no hookups) and tent camping are welcomed. The nearest town to the flying site is Maricopa, a 15 minute drive to the east of the ranch. Visit our club's Location page for Silent Wings Ranch details and nearby accommodations that are 20 to 45 minute drive from the ranch. Use the Expedia link to see the nearest hotels.


Lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday as part of the entry fee.

Field Access for Practice

The Silent Wings Ranch will be accessible for all contest pilots starting Friday, March 29, at 10am.

Site Weather

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

Note: SWSS Member Discount applies to this contest. See Benefits of Membership 
Saturday, March 30, 2024, 8:30 AM until Sunday, March 31, 2024, 2:30 PM Mountain Time (Arizona) (UTC-07:00)
Silent Wings Ranch
See Silent Wings Ranch Info
Maricopa, AZ  85139

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Edward LaCroix
Randy West
Multiple Day Event
Registration is not Required
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. In this case the deadline matches that of registration close.