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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?. 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?

no need for xc flight
No need for XC flight



(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....

  • Easy!
go fly
Go fly!

This is the hard part....


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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Compete online
  • Promote the club
  • Learn from others
  • Learn from yourself
  • Show to non-pilots
  • Fly OLC with club gliders, club recorder
  • 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)