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PASCO Egg Capture Trophy

PASCO Egg Capture Trophy

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PASCO EGG Capture Trophy Rules & History

IMPORTANT:

[from #7 below] The person capturing the egg (the "eggnapper") needs to announce the capture to region-11 yahoo group by midnight, and update the online form at: http://www.pacificsoaring.org/egg/index.php
as soon as possible. Otherwise, the egg is not considered captured until it is announced. So if someone flies the next day to the wrong place since it was not announced by midnight will still be eligible to claim the egg.

Objective

To provide Region 11 pilots with a safe, low key, fun way to fly more cross country, meet other pilots, and compete good naturedly toward a common goal. It should also help to bring Region 11 operators and clubs closer together.

Rules (as of 10-06-2011)

  1. To capture the PASCO Capture trophy, a PASCO member must fly a glider nonstop from a Region 11 glider port and land at the current "home" of the trophy. After capture, the trophy belongs to and must be delivered to the glider port from where the flight started. It will remain at this new home until captured again.
  2. The trophy must remain within Region 11 and must reside at a glider port capable of towing gliders trying to capture it.
  3. Minimum distance to be flown is 100 km. Altitude loss from place of release from tow to landing shall not exceed 1 percent of the distance flown. A single turn point, defined by the pilot, will be allowed, if needed, to meet both the minimum distance and 1 percent requirements.
  4. Release from tow need not be directly over the departure airport. A pilot may be towed to the best local lift available. A pilot shall not be denied a return tow, given an overpriced tow, or maliciously towed to the local sinkhole. Any of these sins will result in forfeiture of the trophy.
  5. It is specifically intended that the trophy shall be physically kept at the home glider port so it may be claimed for capture. If the trophy is not on hand, the flight may still be made, and, if successful, the trophy must be sent immediately to the new owners.
  6. Motor gliders may be used. Self-launched gliders must take the equivalent of a pure glider tow, as above. No in-flight restarts allowed.
  7. The person capturing the egg (the "eggnapper") needs to announce the capture to region-11 yahoo group by midnight, and update the online form at: http://www.pacificsoaring.org/egg/index.php
    as soon as possible. Otherwise, the egg is not considered captured until it is announced. So if someone flies the next day to the wrong place since it was not announced by midnight will still be eligible to claim the egg.
  8. If multiple pilots claim the egg on the same day, the egg goes to the pilot flown from the furthest airport, even if they land last.
  9. The honor system will apply. This is a trophy to be proud of.
  10. Any arguments will be settled by a majority vote of the PASCO Board of Directors and all rulings will be final. This set of rules shall also be subject to change at any time by a majority vote of the PASCO Board.
  11. A logbook will be part of the trophy. Both successful and unsuccessful flight shall be logged. The current owners of the trophy shall bring the trophy to the annual PASCO awards banquet where each flight since the previous banquet shall be recognized publicly.

PASCO Egg Capture Trophy History

The PASCO Capture Trophy
(August 1991 WESTWIND)

Note: Thanks to Bob Casamajor, trophy sculptor; George Thelen, who financed its creation; Rex Mayes and Karol Hines who created the concept. PASCO now has a trophy to replace “the duck”, a mangy stuffed bird that was dumped upon unsuspecting Region 11 gliderports and was required to be displayed until it could be flown to another field. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the duck got lost!

The new trophy, a beautiful black walnut egg and plaque, is worth coveting and displaying. It can be easily stashed in a sailplane. Bob Casamajor has created a beauty, and philanthropist George Thelen has decided that its inauguration will be at the grand opening of Jim and Connie Indrebo’s exciting new Crazy Creek Soaring.

 

A little PASCO Egg History

We have it easy now. When the "Egg" capture trophy was established by PASCO in 1991 it required a round trip flight. You had to fly to the gliderport that had the egg, then fly home. Several 'captures' were made, but the flight home turned out to be a even bigger challenge.

Today, you just have to make fly to the location of the Egg, with some distance rules thrown in.