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Road Condition as of 02-21-2024

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Water on the Runway update

We have made the Cal Poly Aerospace Department and the Cal Poly Agriculture Department aware of the leaking upper pond that is flooding the runway. We are not 100% sure what part of the pond is leaking, but it is … Continue reading

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ALES Results 02-14-2024

The ground was wet. It was cloudy, dark and cold. The mighty intrepid ALES crew were not deterred.  In fact, it was a splendid morning for a contest.  Mike won with a perfect 4000 score and a near perfect landing score. Gota be … Continue reading

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EFR Pond Perimeter Roads update

The roads circling the ponds are still very wet and muddy and as of today (Sunday), are impassable.

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EFR Dirt Road Condition update

I visited the EFR today (Saturday) at about 2:00 PM and found the dirt road to be fairly dried out, except for several small muddy spots and one cow pie.

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Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering Update

Tony, I am the department chair for the Aerospace Engineering Department, and Aaron Drake gave me your contact info as the department’s contact for the SLOFlyers Club. Since Aaron has transitioned his research activities away from autonomous flight systems, the … Continue reading

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EFR Closed until roads dry out

As per Cal Poly ranch manager, please do not drive on the dirt roads until they are reasonably dry enough to prevent rutting.

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ALES Results 01-24-2024

The Best of Times…Wet, a bit of a slog, but no rain. We all flew with the same handicap…no lift. David won fair and square and Chase has mastered his landings.  What a tough band of hombres!…Steve

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ALES Results 01-10-2024

Who said it couldn’t be done.  Wind…no problem.  Cold…no problem.  Wind and cold?…well…we did it! Yes, it was ‘Park and Ride’ in a Montana blizzard, but we came out unscathed…almost. Once again Morgan dominated the Motley crew. Well done all for … Continue reading

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ALES Results 12-27-2023

Yes, it was cold and yes it was stormy-dark, but we flew with with vigor and cheer! Morgan was once again the clear winner. We are looking forward to a grand new ALES year in 2024. Thanks everyone, this last … Continue reading

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ALES Results 12-13-2023

That was about as good as it gets…well, depends on who you ask. The morning was beautiful, the wind was light, the lift was scant. Morgan once again showed us how it’s done…Steve

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Reminder: Last one out, lock the gate

On arrival last Saturday morning the gate was closed, but not locked. Please, last one out chain and lock the gate.

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