MRCSS Club Soaring Records

These records were something that the club maintained and recognized until the end of the Summer 2000 flying season. After that time they seem to have been forgotten. They were recently rediscovered in 2008 when the current webmaster found them in an old newsletter. He decided that they should be posted to the new club site to recognize the accomplishments of some excellent pilots that have flown with the club. So here they are.

Let's see if any current members would like to take a shot a setting a new record in 2008!

Longest slope duration

Class
Flight Time
Pilot Date
Location
Model
1.5m / Hand launch 3:21:00
Tom Rent
10/98
2m 4:29:00 K. Rogers
10/87
Standard
3:17:07 Tom Rent
8/89
Open 2:45:38
K. Rogers
10/82
RES 4:02:22 Bill Rakozy
2006-08-05 HC
Soprano

Longest thermal duration

Class Flight Time
Pilot Date Location Model
Hand launch 0:46:01
Brian Brinkman 7/96
Illusion HL 0:11:13 Dave Degroot
5/96
Illusion 1.5m 0:02:55 Jim Ladwig
5/98
2m 1:37:48
K. Rogers 8/83
Standard 2:13:00
R. Diabaiso
6/87
Open 3:17:10
Steve Bowman
5/90
RES 0:29:25
Mark Miller Elk River
Soprano

Longest Electric Duration

Class Flight Time
Pilot Date Location Model
5/6 cell
0:44:49 Tom Rent
4/93
7 cell 2:44:12 Jim Smith
8/94
Open 1:04:38 Brian Brinkman

Longest Flight after 6:00 PM

Class Flight Time
Pilot Date Location Model
Witness
slope
thermal
1:13:00 Mike Trutwin
Sept. 3, 2009 Jirik Sod Farm Supra J. Perecman
0:45:02 Craig Kotval 4/88
electric 0:20:44 Jim Smith
8/93

Farthest Cross Country Flight

Class Distance Pilot Date Location Model
144" span or less
145" span or more
6.0 miles
A. Karl and Jack Perecman 6/90