**LFSD West Coast Challenge 2005
**Long Flights
On Short Days

Original posting 12/31/04

Updated 12/31/04

**Scoring Examples**

Scores are calculated based on the simple formula:

**d times z**

- Where
- d = Total straight line miles between two points (see rules)
- z is a calculated adjustment factor to devalue longer days (see expression calculation)

The basic formula is simple, but calculating z is clunky, so we recommend using our Excel Spreadsheet Calculator

Some Scoring Examples

- 50 mile flight on Jan 1st
- d = 1
- z computes to 1
- 50 times z = 50 points

- 50 mile flight on Jan 27th
- d = 27
- z computes to 0.9901
- 50 times z = 50 points

- 51 mile flight on Feb 1st
- d = 32
- z computes to 0.9805
- 51 miles times z = 50 points

- 54 mile flight on Feb 15th
- d = 46
- z computes to 0.9191
- 64 miles times z = 50 points

- 64 mile flight on Mar 1st
- d = 60
- z computes to 0.7828
- 64 miles times z = 50 points

- 88 mile flight on Mar 15th
- d = 74
- z computes to 0.5652
- 88 miles times z = 50 points

**108 mile flight on March 20th**(Diablo 2004)- d = 79
- z computes to 0..4753
- 108 miles times z = 51 points

- 187 mile flight on April 1st
- d = 91
- z computes to 0.2656
- 187 miles times z = 50 points

- 250 mile flight on May 1st
- d = 120
- z computes to 0.0214
- 250 times z = 3 points

- 500 mile flight on July 4th
- d = 185
- z computes to 0.0
- 500 miles times x = Zero points

- 274 mile flight on Oct 1st
- d = 274
- z computes to 0.1807
- 274 miles times z = 50 points

- 113 mile flight on Oct 15th
- d = 304
- z computes to 0.4413
- 113 miles times z = 50 points

- 66 mile flight on Nov 1st
- d = 305
- z computes to 0.7593
- 66 miles times z = 50 points

- a 55 mile flight on Nov 15th
- d = 319
- z computes to 0.9165
- 55 miles times z = 50 points

- a 51 mile flight on Dec 1st
- d = 335
- z computes to 0.9861
- 51 miles times z = 50 points

- a 50 mile flight on Dec 4th
- d = 338
- z computes to 0.9911
- 50 miles times z = 50 points