Contest Information

Posted by on December 1, 2020

MSA will host the 2021 Region 2 Contest at Mifflin County Airport, from May 23 through May 29 (Sunday through Saturday), with unofficial practice on Saturday, May 22. (Though not part of the contest, aerotows are expected to be available at Mifflin prior to May 22.)

This will be a no-waterballast contest. Competition classes will be Standard, 15-Meter, 18-Meter and Sport. As is normal practice, FAI classes that do not fill will be combined into one or more handicapped classes.

Either a glider-mounted ELT (121.5 MHz or 406 MHz) or a satellite tracking device (e.g. SPOT or InReach) is required in every glider. A PLB (personal locator beacon) that requires pilot action to activate is not an acceptable substitute.

The preferential entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT March 22, 2021. This is also the date after which rules allow for a late-entry surcharge.

To apply for entry, use the link under Online Registration at the SSA’s Region 2 contest web page.

You must complete on-site registration before any contest or practice-day flying. Registration (including collection of balance of fees due, verification of registration paperwork, collection of signatures) will be available in the MSA clubhouse as follows:

  • Friday May 21, 16:00 -19:00
  • Saturday, 09:00 -19:00
  • Sunday, 08:00 -10:00

The list below provides links to information of interest to all prospective contest entrants.

SSA Contest Information Use this link to see information about our upcoming contest on the Soaring Society of America website, to register for it, and to see the list of pilots who’ve already registered.

Contest Pilot Briefing A detailed presentation of procedures that apply to this year’s contest. This is required reading for all prospective contest entrants.

Turnpoint & airspace files The Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange offers current Mifflin files (in all common formats) for you to download.

Mifflin Area Airfield Notes    Important information about airfields and landability in our task area.

Accommodations Nearby places to stay during a contest.

Past contest winners A list of all Mifflin contests and the winner of each, in every class.

The Mifflin Trophy This elegant trophy is awarded each year to the pilot with the longest handicapped flight flown during the annual Mifflin contest.