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Posting Flights to OLC. (that means Online Contest). What, Why, How. What is it? Why would you want to do this? How can you do it?. What is OLC?. http://www.onlinecontest.org/. No need for XC flight. 117km. 136km. (but it helps). Why participate in OLC?. Why participate in OLC?.

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posting flights to olc
Posting Flights to OLC
  • (that means Online Contest)
what why how
What, Why, How
  • What is it?
  • Why would you want to do this?
  • How can you do it?
what is olc
What is OLC?

http://www.onlinecontest.org/

no need for xc flight
No need for XC flight

117km

136km

(but it helps)

why participate in olc1
Why participate in OLC?

“I was out flying today. Really great conditions! I released at 1,500ft into a 6kt thermal, hit cloudbase at 6,000ft, and headed off. I rode a cloud street to Luray that never quit. I got there with no turns, still at 6,000ft! Came back to Front Royal, headed off toward Winchester....

“I was out flying today. Really great conditions! I blah blah at 1,500ft into a blah blah blah, hit blah atblah blah blah blah blah. I rode a blah to Luray that blah blah blah. I got there with blah blah blah blah blah! Came back to blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah....

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How
  • Easy!
go fly
Go fly!

This is the hard part....

downloading
Downloading

Actually, this is the hard part

club logger
Club logger
  • Put in plane
  • Plug in antenna
  • Turn on recorder
  • Take off!
  • USB cable to laptop
  • Or PDA and SD card
cambridge
Cambridge
  • Won’t validate (OLC cares about validation if you have a real recorder!)
  • Download cai2igc4olc (Google it)
  • Produces valid files for OLC
  • More info on OLC web site
others
Others
  • Check manufacturer’s web site
  • Just need to download an IGC file (standard format for badge claims etc.)
tell your friends
Tell your friends!

(and your enemies!)

Just send them a link:

http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?flightId=-1240219533

recap
Recap
  • Compete online
  • Promote the club
  • Learn from others
  • Learn from yourself
  • Show to non-pilots
  • Fly OLC with club gliders, club recorder
challenge
Challenge
  • Longest OLC flight by SSC member by 7/23/2010 wins The Sun Ship Game DVD!
  • You must be new to OLC
  • Must post with SSC as club
  • Flight must be at least 100km
  • Must comply with club rules and FARs (don’t bust airspace)