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2019 ALES Contest Dates

The following dates have been chosen for Billings area Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES) contests for 2019.  All events are flown at Scott Edwards private field, located at 704 HWY 10, Columbus, MT 59019, just a couple miles west of Columbus on the Yellowstone River.  These dates are also posted on the official ALES League contest schedule, found at  The dates are:

April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 12

Contests normally begin with a pilot’s meeting at 9:30 and are complete by 2:00.  All contests are open for spectators or contestants.  Anyone wishing to come watch or compete should contact Carl Thuesen ( in advance for details, as the beginning time can fluctuate based on anticipated weather on contest day.  Contests are conducted per current AMA rules for ALES.