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Welcome to the 27th International Hand Launch Glider Festival!

April 25 and 26, 2020

The 27th Anniversary and counting!

It’s coming up fast, and I have been lacks for updating the website to hopefully answer some of the frequently asked questions about the event. Here is a little run down.

The defending champ and the Euro Champ Roland Sommer is coming back yet again. Going for back to back to back IHLGF victories. As of this moment about 5 guys from Germany are planning to compete as well as the Brazilian Storm, Bruno, Marco, Mario and Lin. So, guys, bring your best DLG Game and remember if you are interested, get your FAI sporting license and compete for the World Cup medal.

As per usual, early arrivers can come out and fly starting on Thursday. We will open the gate and let you guys have access to the field. Friday we will start setting up and getting things organized. There will likely be a 1 meter contest at some point Friday afternoon. Early registration will begin once we are set up, but expect that to be around 4pm on Friday. Dinner at the field for Friday will be Tacos with all the fixin’s again. PM Mike Seid about margaritas if you are interested. Speaking of Seid…

Mike Seid is the 2020 IHLGF CD. This year the TPG team, specifically Chuck Norris, has developed a really nice field clock. So that along with Adrian Dybwad’s f3k master, and ticket printers will be back again to make the 27th international run smooth, so you can concentrate on your tasks. The field will be the same Poway flight center field as always except that we grew it a little wider to the south, away from the pits. There should be a tad more room this year. We will again carry the preliminary scores into the flyoffs. For the FAI world cup scoring, only the preliminary rounds will be used to crown that winner.

Meals will be catered at the field again this year. Dinners will be available by prepay for Friday and Saturday night. Friday night will be Mexican Food Taco night, and Saturday night will be pizza night and will be woodfired pizza over at the field. Adrain Dybwad and his company Purple are sponsoring the Saturday pizza dinner. Be sure to thank Adrian when you see him. A great way to show your appreciation for the free Pizza dinner would be to donate to the US F3K team. On the Vault registration page, you can select any number of $5 increments for dinner on Saturday. Those are your donations. Please buy at least a couple $5 donations. This will go directly to the team. Additional funds will be allocated to the team after TPG bean counters close the books on the event. Lunch both days will be catered by Subway so expect those large party sized submarines with chips, drinks and cookies. See the registration page for these details.

Shirts and hats should be available again this year, though as of this writing we don’t have confirmation. Seid usually handles that and he has first right of refusal on the task. Once we have it figured out we will announce on RCGroups and here on the website.

Our awesome vendors and sponsors have already started committing some great products. We will do our best to get donated items for the auction up on some form of forum or web page so that you can get an idea of what will be up for grabs. Horizon Hobby and Spektrum RC have donated a brand new iX12 transmitter with a 9030T Receiver. Armsoar is donating a Deviant One meter dlg, and there is talk about a few other donations on the way. Concept again maybe??? TPG will again make a significant donation to the US F3K team fund. We are planning yet another large donation to the F3K team this year, and we are still unsurpassed in our contributions to the US F3K team. No organization other than the AMA has contributed more cash that the Torrey Pines Gulls through the fundraising associated with this event alone, and it’s all because of you. Please help us continue this noble effort for a very worthy cause.

Safe travels to you all. All of us at the Torrey Pines Gulls look forward to seeing you DLG’ers here in Poway this April. It will be a fun and challenging competition as always. Please go to F3XVault and find the 2020 IHLGF event and register. You can find a list of hotels and motels nearby on the lodging page.

See you soon,
TPG IHLGF Committee.


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