Task Day Championship

Task Day GridThe objectives of the Task Day competition are two; to encourage cross-country soaring among beginning cross-country pilots, and to extend an opportunity to experienced cross-country pilots to hone their skills under conditions approximating SSA contest conditions.  At least three pilots must agree to participate.  A Competition Director (CD) is assigned who will designate the day’s task and establish the beginning start time. CDs are urged to consider the needs of less experienced pilots when designating tasks.

Flights are on M-ASA scheduled days of operations and are scored according to SSA Sports Class rules.  This an excellent way to introduce competition to the pilot who has just discovered cross country soaring.  Task Day includes options for mentoring less-experienced pilots and for experimenting with new approaches to competition such as Start Anywhere MAT tasks and Grand Prix starts.

The Task Day Champion is the pilot with the highest cumulative score at the end of the scheduled soaring season.

Past Task Day Champions

YearAwardeeRemarks
2016(None)Leader had less than the minimum of five flights.
2015(None)Leader had less than the minimum of five flights.
2014Mike HigginsWon 6 out of 7 days
2013 Mike HigginsWon 9 out of 10 days
2012Baude LittWon 7 out of 9 days
2011Baude Litt
2010Baude LittMax 10,000 points
2009Dave Pixton7989 points
2008Mike Higgins9906 points
2007Baude Litt
2006Mike Higgins
2005Baude LittMax 10,000 points
2004Baude Litt
2003Baude Litt9944 points
2002Jonathan Gere
2001Unknown
2000UnknownProbably Jonathan Gere according to Jan 2001 Convector.
1999Jonathan Gere
1998(unknown)
1997(unknown)
1996(unknown)
1995(unknown)
1994(unknown)
1993(unknown)
1992(unknown)
1991(unknown)
1990(unknown)
1989(unknown)
1988Jonatham Gere
1987Buddy Denham
1986Val Brain
1985Horst Eschenberg
1984Bill Savory
1983(unknown)
1982Horst Eschenberg
1981(unknown)
1980Horst Eschenberg
1979(unknown)
1978Val Brain
1977(unknown)
1976Val Brain
1975Cal Walker
1974John Hearn
1973Cal Walker
1972John Hearn
1971Cal Walker
1970Cal Walker
1969Cal Walker
1968John Hearn
1967(unknown)
1966(unknown)
1965George Church
1964Gene Wilburn
1963Joe Brennan