ARC Briefings on Saturday
We spent most of the day in race briefing meetings. The morning focused on general race details, judging and scoring. The afternoon focused on the use of the technology that we will have in each plane.
We will be using the Bad Elf Pro GPS tracking device as the primary timing device for the race. Each team will need to download the data from each leg flown and email the track log every night and turn in the device at the end of the race. In addition, there will also be timing officials on the ground recording time as we cross the timing lines at the beginning and end of each race leg.
We will also be carrying a SPOT GPS tracker. You can track our real time position during the race at http://trackleaders.com/arc15. We are Team 28.
Foreflight is another important application for iPads that we will be using for flight and weather planning and enroute charts and airport diagrams. Foreflight is a sponsor of the Air Race Classic this year and is offering free subscriptions to all racers for the race. I have been using ForeFlight as my most essential flight application for 5 years, so I am very familiar with ForeFlight.
We will finish the day with a Take Off Banquet tonight. Tomorrow is filled with more briefings. The race begins early Monday morning.
Here is a screen shot of the map of the entire race course from ForeFlight.
you are awsom!!!
trying to locate your track. lots of storms to start your trek..expect all is well.
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