Now I understand age 65 retirement rule

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Now I understand age 65 retirement rule

Post by Tailspin » Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:47 am

Yesterday I flew a short cross country, a bit longer than my diamond badge. So I decided to submit it to update the distance in my signature. But the flight was rejected without explanation.

Bright boy that I am, I soon figured out that distance badges are issued in increments of 250km starting at 500. So I went out and flew a 500km task and then a 1000km task for good measure and they were accepted. But the signature distance wasn't updated and apparently the 1000km task doesn't satisfy the 750k requirement.

Live and learn.

So today I set out to fly an 800+km task to fill in the missing 750km badge. After carefully checking that all the NOTAM settings we correct (no outside views, etc.) I launched into the wild blue. Tow dropped me off and I was on my way and spent 4+45 playing in the lennies.

But the flight was rejected. Why? Because the tow dropped me off at 800m instead of the proscribed 750. Yeah, I should have known, and no it wasn't the tow pilot's fault.

But #$%^&*(

Good thing I hung up my spurs 12 years ago and enjoy (mostly) flying Condor now.
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Re: Now I understand age 65 retirement rule

Post by Sprunga » Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:09 am

So what you are saying is that you live by your username! :lol:
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Re: Now I understand age 65 retirement rule

Post by Tailspin » Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:45 pm

So it seems!

But it does seems as if your signature should carry your best performance in each category, and the tow plane should drop you off at the proper height.

Just sayin'.
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Re: Now I understand age 65 retirement rule

Post by Sprunga » Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:49 am

Probably should! I guess I could change it - been meaning to for a few years!!

I flew the diamond badge task the other day with the Arc Alpin Task from condor club. I decided I would fly it with the Blanik to prove how "good" I am even though the task was setup for the 15m class. I thought, what does that matter?? Well it matters a lot because the task wasn't accepted. You would think I know better by now!
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Re: Now I understand age 65 retirement rule

Post by Sprunga » Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:52 am

is this what you mean (signature)??
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Re: Now I understand age 65 retirement rule

Post by Tailspin » Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:57 pm

Sprunga wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:49 am
Probably should! I guess I could change it - been meaning to for a few years!!

Awesome!
Sprunga wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:49 am
I flew the diamond badge task the other day with the Arc Alpin Task from condor club. I decided I would fly it with the Blanik to prove how "good" I am even though the task was setup for the 15m class. I thought, what does that matter?? Well it matters a lot because the task wasn't accepted. You would think I know better by now!

Well, that makes me feel better! Welcome to the club!

Yes, the block below with the badges is what I meant by signature
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Re: Now I understand age 65 retirement rule

Post by Tailspin » Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:58 pm

Sprunga wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:52 am
[...what you didn't say...]

You're very kind for not pointing out I'm an idiot.

It finally dawned on me that the tow plane climbs to whatever altitude the user sets in the NOTAM section.

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Re: Now I understand age 65 retirement rule

Post by Sprunga » Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:34 pm

To be honest I didn't think that at all!
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