Contest Site:
Evergreen Turf Farm, McIntosh, NM (GPS/Google Map 34.883N, 106.035W)

Contest Dates:  
June 29-30, 2024, Optional practice Friday, June 28, 2024

For latest information, please go to the RCGroups F3RES NM Contest Thread

Entry Fee:
$25 both days. (non refundable) Lunch, water and soft drinks will be provided.
Thanks to recent generous donations, this event is subsidized by the ASA!
ALL PILOTS MUST BE AMA MEMBERS. This is an AMA-sanctioned event. (AMA Sanction #xxxx)
AMA Membership cards will be checked and recorded. Non-US pilots may sign up as an AMA Affiliate Member for $36 at registration.
Awards:  Individual Awards will be given for the first three places.  Award to the highest placing team.  A special award—A Yellow Jacket Kit—to the ‘most deserving pilot’, courtesy of Sonoran Laser Art of Fountain Hills, AZ.

Contest Organizer:
Greg McGill, email:  (575) 642-7679 (m)
Contest Director:   
Dan Roberts, email:   (505) 4536743 (cell)
Richard Shagam, email  (505) 980-3513 (cell)
Registration is only through this website.  Closes June 26, 2024 at 23:59, MDT.  No registrations will be accepted at the contest site.  See form below.

Friday Jun 28, 2024
Starting 1 pm: 
Registration and optional test flying. This is subject to field availability
Friday Eve: 
Tour and Pizza Dinner, Guest Speaker Gary Foley at SW Soaring Museum in Moriarty.
Check in time is 8:00 AM. Pilots’ meeting 8:30 AM. First group will fly at 9:00 AM. Flying will be in groups of not more than 8 pilots (3-5 groups per round, depending upon participant numbers). We will stop flying as near to 4 PM as practical
Saturday Eve: 
(TBD—Beer Garden get-together?)
Pilots’ meeting 8:30 AM. First group will fly at 9:00 AM. Last round starts before Noon. No fly-off rounds—everyone flies.  Awards ceremony after lunch.
Click HERE to see F3L Rules

Team Assignments: 
The pilots will be organized by the CD into teams of 3-5 pilots (depending upon final number of participants), rotating through the functions of pilot, helper/timer, high start chaser/wrangler. We suggest you submit preferred teammates—however final team assignments will be at the CD’s discretion. 

Regulation Hi-starts will be provided by the contest organizers. Separate practice hi-starts will be provided.
Launch and landing directions will be announced before the start of task time for each group.
Lane assignments will be rotated between rounds.  3 minute break between groups/6 minutes between rounds. Team protection will be invoked.  No throwout rounds/No flyoff—all rounds count! 
GliderScore will be used.  QRCode scoring is preferred, depending upon field cellular/Wifi hotspot reception conditions. Please verify that your phone or tablet camera can read and interpret QR codes—otherwise, please install a QRCode reader on your smart device. All scores shall also be entered  on paper scorecard for verification. 
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.

Driving Directions:  South from Moriarty, New Mexico, on NM41 (I-40 Exit 196) about 9 miles. Turn East (Left) on Otero Road (aka County Rd A134, at the ranch house with the Blue roof), and that dirt road goes straight into the turf farm. GPS coordinates/Google link are    Evergreen Turf Farm Entrance 34.883N, 106.035W.  Signs will direct you to the specific location within the sod farm property.  This is a working sod farm.  Please, no driving, or leaving of foreign objects, on grass. 
Lodging:  (See for up-to-date listings)
In Moriarty:  Here are some pretty fine motels in Moriarty  1.  Best Western Heritage Inn: includes free breakfast. (505) 832-5000
2.  Quality Inn:  Also free breakfast. (505) 832-6666
3.  Super 8:  (505) 312-5016
4.  Sunset Inn:  Surprisingly well kept. (505) 832-4234.  Considered by some to be contest headquarters. 
Additional accommodations are available in Edgewood (20 min) or Albuquerque (45-60 min away).
Camping at Sod Farm and/or Moriarty Airport:  We are looking into obtaining permission for on-site dry camping—stay tuned! 

Registration Form:  (Fill in on-line, or print the pdf form and mail to address below) PayPal payment to via link below is preferred. 

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Total Price: $25.00  
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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 2024 F3RES
1337 Camino Cerrito SE Albuquerque 87123-4452

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