Welcome to the BSS Member's area website.

This is the place to come for members which is different to the website visible to the general public

http://www.beverley-soaring.org.au 

Weekend Intentions

default How to Drive Logsheet 2019  (YouTUBE Video)

Glider Live tracking

document Wave Camp Safety Briefing Manual June 2019docx (6.57 MB)

AFR Form 2019 & 20

 

Latest Soardid

 

LOGIN IS REQUIRED

New Members will be given login details on joining the Club.

Included on this website are all the back copies of the club magazine, equipment and training documents, forms for administration, Club Operations manuals etc.

Also available are members' flight logs and transaction history.

Enjoy!

BSS IT Team

First

Get yourself a computer capable of running Condor 2 - specifications available here: https://www.condorsoaring.com/system-requirements/

Second

Purchase and Download Condor 2 and any extra 'planes' - install it and get used to how it works

Third

Set yourself up with some extra controllers such as a Joystick, Rudder pedals and Head tracker (or VR Goggles, Oculus Rift etc)

Fourth

Get yourself some Landscapes from condor-club.eu or the WAGA page: http://waga.org.au/condor2

Landscapes are also available via BitTorrent at this site: https://skylinescondor.com/landscapes

Fifth

Set up some voice comms with Discord (see below for details)

if you fly in our Retro condor 1 races, use Teamspeak3 also below for details

Sixth

Join in the online soaring fun by:

Joining the Beverley Condor mailing list to get involved in the club contest: http://beverley-soaring.org.au/mailman/listinfo/condor_beverley-soaring.org.au

The mailing list is where we distribute most of the information - highly recommended.

Check out the official Condor Server List: https://www.condorsoaring.com/serverlist/ - this will show servers ready for you to connect. 

When it comes to connecting to the server, there is a list of running servers at the link above. I recommend bookmarking it. On that list there are [JOIN] buttons next to each server.

When you click the [JOIN] button, condor should start and bring up the multiplayer screen with the "CONNECT TO" Host address already filled in.

If there's a password, enter that and click [join] 

If the host address is empty (it happens) then close condor and click on the [JOIN] button on the server list webpage again.

 

Scan the Condor Soaring Online Forums: https://www.condorsoaring.com/forums/

Check out the Worlds' largest online community of Condor Pilots at http://www.condor-club.eu

Lastly...

Check back here as details will be updated!

 

Setting up Voice Comms

Not mandatory but highly recommended when flying in a group!

Condor 2 tasks use Discord

Head on over to https://discordapp.com/download and get a copy of the Discord App for your type and style of PC/Mac/Monster. For windows you will need Win7 or higher.

Sign up and sign in to Discord - it's free!

Our Discord Server for Beverley and WA pilots is called soaring-aus-wa - we'll send invitation links to the channel as required via the mailing list or join from here:

 

Once you're in the server, there will be one or more voice channels (probably called General) - click on the name of the voice channel to get connected. If you need to change your audio device or want to set up a push-to-talk, click on the gear icon next to your name in the bottom-left and find "voice and video settings" - adjust until you're happy.

Condor 1 tasks use TeamSpeak3

Download and install the TeamSpeak3 App from https://www.teamspeak.com/en/downloads/

The server is called SARMA RM located in Australia > Western Australia (in server list) you may need to click in the advanced filter settings "show all" box.

Password is given on the mailing list

This is a contest between GLIDER PILOTS flying the Venerable ASTIR CS (pigbucket)

Pilots flying less pure breeds may also compete at the discretion of the Organizing Committee (OC) and on a potentially inclined playing field!

 

The goal of the competition is to encourage pilots who choose to fly pigbuckets to get out there over the fence as much as possible.

Generally pigbucket drivers (“porc-seau chauffer”) fall into two groups:

  • New to cross-country
  • Having limited opportunities to fly

In either case to have some friendly competition where beginners or occasional pilots have a reasonable chance of winning.

The CDPB will be held yearly from October to March.

Piglet Class

Piglet Class is open to any BSS pilot who has not yet gone cross-country or who has only limited cross-country experience. Like every other rule, interpretation of this will be subject to the discretion of the CDPB committee.

 

1 piglet point shall be earned for every turn point reached around the Clayton's triangle task.

 

2 points for every turn point reached on the Salt and Pepper task
 
Start at any turn point but you can only complete the task in a clockwise direction.
 
Task and Waypoint details are below.

 

 Bonus points! 

·        Completion of full laps of the entire course i.e. all 3 turnpoints reached (start doesn’t count!) will double your points for the task

·        5 bonus points for the highest number of turn points reached during a single flight

·        5 bonus points for the fastest average speed around all of either triangle 

·        2 bonus points for the highest altitude achieved (while on a scoring task) for the season

·        5 bonus points for the lowest % circling achieved (while on a scoring task) for the season

·        5 bonus points for the highest average climb rate achieved (while on a scoring task) for the season

Points will be calculated with reference to The Online Competition website (OLC). Make sure you upload your flights to OLC or they will not count. If you need to know how to do this we (or many other people) can help!

Coaching or mutual flights in any 2-seater are allowed, but will be discounted in the following manner:

·        Flights with someone deemed to be a "coach" i.e. any experienced cross-country pilot will receive 50% of the points they would otherwise have earned for the flight

·        Mutual flights with another CDLP competitor - each pilot will receive 50% of the points they would otherwise have earned for the flight if flown solo (split the points)

Task details are also available on the BSS website.
 
 

Bacon & Boar Classes

 

Entry to Bacon Class is open to any BSS pilot flying Grob Astir CS (or allowable substitute**) cross-country and uploading the flight to OLC. Only 2 scoring flights can be submitted in any one week. 

·        1 point for every cross-country 50 km flown 

·        5 bonus points for the longest cross-country flight of the season

·        5 bonus points for the fastest cross-country flight of the season

·        2 bonus points for the highest flight of the season

·        2 bonus points for anyone flying a personal best distance

·        2 bonus points for anyone flying a personal best average speed

For both classes, he/she with the most points at the end of the season (30/4/2020) wins - there will be prizes! 

There will also be a "wildcard" prize for a meritorious performance!

As is the tradition, the rules are subject to interpretation by the organisers (Simon Marko & Richard McLean) and no further correspondence will be entertained into once a decision is made.

Bon Chance!

Team GDA (Simon & Richard)

* the cross-country triangle you fly when you're not really cross-country .. if you're confused about this ask an old person!

**Allowable substitute gliders are: Libelle, Speed Astir, Cirrus, Jantar, or ASK21.

 

Piglet Task Library

Waypoint File(s) Clayton's Triangle Salt & Pepper Triangle Task File(s)
default PIGLETS-CUP (7 KB) pdf Training Arrow Kokeby Task (653 KB) pdf Salt Pepper Triangle Task (686 KB)  [coming soon!]

 

General Task Setup

Start, Finish and Turnpoints are all DAeC Type (Combination 500m Circle with 3km Sector)

Australian Gliding Knowledge

Although the title of this book is largely self-explanatory, a few words of further explanation may help to understand its specific purpose.

The Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA) is responsible to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for the conduct of safe gliding operations in Australia. This includes the setting and maintenance of flying standards and in particular training standards.

Most glider-pilot training is practical and “hands-on” in nature. However, there is an amount of theoretical knowledge which is not only desirable, but actually makes the task of learning to fly easier and more pleasurable. The theoretical knowledge is imparted progressively as flying training continues.

The purpose of this book is to provide a reference for the kind of knowledge which you will need as you progress through the various certificates. It covers everything you will need during training, from the basic reasons why a glider is able to fly in the first place to the meteorology which enables it to soar. It also covers most essential items in between, such as air legislation, basic navigation and use of radio.