Thursday, June 24, 2010

The playing field

The contest area is a 300 x 200 mile Rosetta Stone shaped region in southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. You can make out the border between the states in this diagram:

[Click to enlarge the image.]

Hobbs is located just southwest of the middle of the region, near the green circle (the green circles surround airports with control towers; the big red circles are drawn just to help define the region; and the pink areas are no-fly zones.)

The points inside the area are the official contest turnpoints. The routes the pilots must fly each day are referenced to these turnpoints.

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