August 12th-13, 2017, Evergreen Turf Farm Moriarty, New Mexico

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If you would prefer to print an entry form and mail it with payment, please use the Mail-In Registration form.

Contest Site:  See map (Nominal GPS Coords 34.879730, -106.026642—TBD based upon field conditions)
Contest Dates: August 12,13 2017 Registration closes Aug 10- No registrations accepted at contest site.
Friday August 11, pilots welcome get together at the Sierra Blanca Brewery 1016 Industrial Rd, in Moriarty

Lunch water and refreshments will be provided on both days.

Entry Fee: $60 (non-refundable)
ALL PILOTS MUST BE AMA MEMBERS.  This is an AMA-sanctioned event--Membership cards will be checked.  Non-US pilots may sign up as an AMA Affiliate Member for $36 at registration.

Awards: First three places.
RV Parking: RV parking is allowed.  No on-site hook-ups are available.
CD: Greg McGill,, Day Phone: (575) 522-1306

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Total Price: $60.00  
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Albuquerque Soaring Association
Mail to:
Richard Shagam
Registrar, ABQ 2017 F5J
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 August 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.

Additional information will be available on the ASA website:
Friday will be registration and optional test flying day starting around 9AM.  A Frequency board will be available and must be used.  Saturday Registration/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 12 pilots.  We will stop flying as near to 5:00 PM as possible.  If we can complete 6 rounds, we can have a throw-out round.  Sunday will be with a 10-minute max working time.  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: see detailed rules in pdf format

  • Altitude recording chips are mandatory and are provided at the contest site if needed.  The chips must be set to limit motor run to 30 seconds and must be capable to being checked by the CD. Software is available at the contest site on a laptop to check Soaring Circuits CAM F5J or AerobTec Altis V4+ altimeter switches.
  • 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 hits 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 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. 
  • In the interest of expediency, flight classes may be combined within groups.  Classes will be scored separately.
  • The CD will announce additional rules/restrictions as field conditions may warrant. 
  • The most widely used altitude recording devices are the Aerobtec Altis:  and the Soaring Circuits CamF5J:

RV Parking: No water or electric connections No parking on grass turf. No overnight parking
Lodging: Representative motels in Moriarty can be found here:,+NM/@35.0081557,-