1st ANNUAL F3RES IN NEW MEXICO CONTEST INFORMATION

Contest Site:      Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park  
Contest Dates:   November 11-12, Saturday check-in begins at 8 a.m
Optional practice Friday November 10
Entry Fee:         $70 both days. (non refundable) Lunch, water and soft drinks will be provided

ALL PILOTS MUST BE AMA MEMBERS. This is an AMA-sanctioned event. Membership cards will be checked and recorded.  Non-US pilots may sign up as an AMA Affiliate Member for $36 at registration.
                         
Awards:            Awards will be given for the first three places.

Contest Org.    Richard Dick E-mail: F3RES_CO@soarabq.org
Contest Dir.     
Steve Moskal E--Mail: F3RES_CD@soarabq.org
(505) 358-6653

Registration closes Nov. 8. No registrations will be accepted at the contest site.

CONTEST SCHEDULE
Friday, November 10 , pilots welcome and get together.

TASKS AND RULES
Friday will be registration and optional test flying day starting around 9AM. This is subject to field availability. A Frequency board will be available and must be used.  Saturday:  Check in time is 8:00 AM.  Pilots’ meeting is at 8:30 AM.  First group will fly at 9:00 AM.  Flying will be in groups of not more than 8 pilots.  We will stop flying as near to 5:00 PM as possible.  Sunday: Pilots’ meeting 8:30 AM.  First group will fly at 9:00 AM. We will stop flying as near 12:00 noon as possible. No fly-off rounds—everyone flies.  

FLYING and SCORING SUMMARY:
Click here to see summarized rules in PDF format.
Launch and landing directions will be announced before the start of task time for each group.
It is the responsibility of each pilot to fly his model in a safe manner.  A ‘no-fly zone’ will be enforced.   You or your helper may retrieve your model at any time as long as you are not putting yourself in danger or impeding a competitors landing.   If a model strikes any person at any time during the flight or landing, including the pilot or helpers, a zero score will result for that flight.   Dangerous flying, in the opinion of the contest director or contest manager will result in a loss of points or disqualification., such as flying over no-fly zone, launching from pit area, and landing in pit area. Additionally, your helper should make sure that your intended landing zone is clear of people before you land.   The contest director will announce additional rules/restrictions as field conditions may warrant.


Directions and RV Parking: 
See the map to the Balloon Fiesta Park . Driving instructions to Balloon Fiesta Park:
Drive north on I-25 to Alameda, exit 233. Go west on Alameda approximately two miles to Balloon Museum Drive, then go north approximately ¾ mile, past the museum. Look for the sign to the F3RES Event, turn north again and drive approximately ¼ mile to flying site.

Lodging:
There are many hotels and motels with quick travel times to Balloon Fiesta Park. Some excellent hotel listing websites include: https://www.expedia.com https://www.tripadvisor.com Additionally you can use a Bing or Google search engines using the words - Hotels Near Balloon Fiesta Park Albuquerque

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If you want to pay by PayPal just hit submit. This will take you to the the PayPal login page.

If you want to pay by check click on "Check", then Submit. (This will bypass the PayPal login page.) Make the check out to:
Albuquerque Soaring Association
Mail to:
Richard Shagam
Registrar, ABQ 2017 F3RES
1337 Camino Cerrito SE Albuquerque 87123-4452
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Be sure to indicate your first and 2nd 72 MHz frequency choices (if not using 2.4 GHz) before Nov. 7, 2017.
72 MHz frequencies will be assigned as first come, first served basis.  Register early with the information requested above and any fees, to help assure your preferred frequency assignment.