3. $5 Lincoln Trophy

Additional info is displayed on the Awards and Trophies Page

The Lincoln Award is presented by the previous record holder (or his/her representative) to the pilot who achieves the highest handicapped speed over a specific closed course.  The Trophy is in the custody of the current winner, but must be passed on, or presented to the new winner, if and when a new record speed is flown on this closed course.

The Lincoln Trophy

Lincoln

The course consists of a starting point, a single turn point and a finish point.  Details of each are as follows.

Start:

  • Start Line: The edge of a circle, with a radius of one statute mile centered around the Goat Turnpoint.
  • Altitude: Maximum height is 10,000 ft MSL, there is no minimum height.
  • Pilots must be at or below 109,000 ft MSL for a minimum of two minutes prior to start.

Single Turnpoint:

  • The edge of a circle, with a radius of one statute mile centered around the T-15 turnpoint.  The glider must pass within that one mile circle.
  • There is neither a maximum nor minimum altitude specified at the turnpoint.

Finish Point:

  • The edge of a circle, with a radius of one statute mile centered around the Goat Turnpoint.
  • Minimum altitude when crossing or the finish line is 7,100 feet, which is approximately 1,000 feet AGL above the specified height of the turnpoint, as specified in the TP data base.

Graphic depiction of the course:

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Previous winners

The example format that will be used is as follows:

 

Peter Kelly, Date: 7/15/2016, Glider Model: ASW24B, Handicap:  0.935, Distance: 134.1, Time: 1.85 Hrs, Raw Speed: 72.49 MPH, Handicapped Speed: 67.78 MPH

The most recent winner is shown on the top of the list:

Note: The Trophy may be any American Five Dollar Bill, as it is not necessary to use the exact same bill for the trophy each time.  The only stipulation is that it must be and that it is a negotiable, US currency, five dollar bill.

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