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    VSA Race Day #8 - Sat., August 1st

    VSA Race Day #8
    Saturday, August 1st

    Race Day #8 begins with the usual pilot’s meeting in the morning - with Cora's coffee cake of course;
    appetizers and beverages in the afternoon when the flying is done;
    then wrap up the day with dinner, dessert, and coffee.

    Dinner contribution is $20.00
    Cash requested, no credit cards please.
    Please pay early so the office staff can also enjoy the party.
    Volunteers always appreciated - see Cora or Ginny for job assignment.

    RSVP to noelle@williamssoaring.com or call the Gliderport at 530-473-5600.




    Race Series Rules:

    2015 VSA Race Series CD will be Rex Mayes or his designee
    One class will be raced using the 2014 SSA Sports Class handicap list.
    Williams Turnpoint Database (04/28/2014) will be used.
    GPS flight recorder will be used to validate scores.
    The CD will be calling Assigned Speed or Assigned Area tasks depending upon the weather with the specific task rules each day..
    Launch time is at the discretion of the pilot and the order determined by signup board.
    The gate will open at the discretion of the CD and will be announced on 123.3
    No points will be issued for incomplete tasks.
    4 pilots must start to have a valid contest day.
    Daily prize will be issued to the winner of the day.
    Winner of the series will be calculated using best 10 out of scheduled 14 contest days.

    Contest Dates: 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/27, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 8/29, 9/12, 9/26, 10/10 (Doc Mayes 5/2 & Oktoberfest 10/10)
    We will have Pilots Meetings every Morning at 10:30am. (If the time changes it will be announced over the PA system)
    Social Hour begins at 5pm-ish & Dinner served at 6pm-ish (depending on Soaring Conditions): $20 per person.





    RSVP as of 7-31-2015 at 09:50

    Alexander, Pete
    Ashcraft, Luke
    Dismukes, Key
    Gimmey, Ray
    Hayes, Charlie
    Hogben, Andy
    Kelly, Peter
    Knowles, Cora
    Mayes Family
    Richard, Dan
    Roberson, Kerry
    Roberts, Larry

    Dinner - 11
    Flying - 6
    Last edited by cjknowles; 07-31-2015 at 09:53 AM.
    Cora J Knowles
    Secretary
    Valley Soaring Association

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    Re: VSA Race Day #8 - Sat., August 1st

    Due to smokey conditions, TFRs and the fire fighting activity on the Mendos the race day has been canceled and we will not be providing mountain tows. Safety First

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    Re: VSA Race Day #8 - Sat., August 1st

    An interesting side issue popped up on this matter.

    At 7:04 AM I received the MMS message on my Android S4Galaxy phone saying:

    Due to smokey conditions, TFRs and the fire fighting activity on the Mendos the race day has been canceled and we will not be providing mountain tows. Safety First
    THEN I received subsequent messages on my phone :

    From : 4504:Message not found
    I subsequently received 25 more message identical to the first 4504 message. Most recently at 10:41 AM.

    I researched the matter a bit.
    Noelle probably sent that:
    - from an iphone (as an MMS).
    - sent as a group message
    - all viewers (who had iphones, and did not have galaxy s4 phones) probably saw all subsequent message.

    I replied on the group message:
    Message Received. etc...
    but, most iphone users in the group probably did not see my reply, since it was sent as an SMS. In fact, I even received a 3344 message from Sprint that said:
    message to 916-797-.... cannot be delivered... not a valid address..
    .

    As for me, I continue to live in the dark here in Vacaville, clutching my Android Galaxy S4, watching my phone send more 4504 messages to me.

    Don't you love computers?

    Now I know differences between MMS and SMS, have more info about how messages services work, as well as the history, origin and usage of messages services.
    Peter Kelly

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