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Join members of the Proving Grounds team on Sunday nights (8:30EST) for a friendly tour through various Proving Grounds installations from around the world organized through a Condor Club soaring competition.

There will be 16 racing tasks, with your 10 best scores defining your overall place in the competition. The real winners will be novice pilots who take this opportunity to discuss and practice soaring strategies, even how to use their flight computers through the event! Join the voice chat using the Discord platform to talk strategies, tools, technique and so much more.

November 11, 2023 map of global Proving Grounds installations

Two practice weeks kick off on November 20, the first race is on December 4th!

The Condor soaring simulator is an incredible tool to help introduce XC soaring and task flying to pilots interested in flying tasks in real gliders. It’s an effective way to gain comfort with a flight computer – setup, task definition, and use in flight.

The Proving Grounds ‘Task Master’ Chris is the leader of the contest, fresh off a great 2022 racing season in real life – 2nd in FAI Class at the Canadian National Soaring Championships, 1st at the SSA Region 8, and 3rd at the US Club Class Nationals.

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