Ray Courtney getting his Contender ready for the events, might need a bigger screwdriver though.
Dillon's Super Sportster EP making a successsful touch in the circle.
Dillon and Parker off into the blue with their Super Sportsters.
Parker doing a touch and go with his Super Sportster he won in the pilots rffle.
Our 2012 after spring fun fly is now in the books. This is the best weather for a spring fun fly that I can remember. A little warm, but with the slight breeze and shade, it was bearable. We started with a traditional hot dog cookout for lunch, had around 40 people.
We flew six events in all and had good participation. The events were relatively easy skill building events, however, when competition is involved, flying skills are tested.
The first event was called the six pack. There were six separate 9 foot diameter circles on the runway. The circles were numbered 1 to 6. The task was to take off and perform a touch and go in each of the circles, receiving the points for that circle. You could only receive each score one time, so strategy said to go for the six point circle first and work your way back to one. Then there was a 25 point score for breaking a stick and then a 10 point bonus for not killing your engine. Example, a perfect score would be:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 25 + 10 = 56 pts.
And the top three scores were:
1. Parker Hall - 51 pts
2. Blake McBee - 50 pts
3. Ray Courtney - 21 pts
1. Scott Sorenson - 41.85
2. Ray Courtney - 43.25
Parker Hall - 46.8
1. Blake McBee - 1.3 seconds
2. Ralph McBee - 4.2 seconds
3. Bill Clontz - 4.4 seconds
1. Joe Kosiba, Ray Courtney, Scott Sorenson, Vern Hines and Parker Hall - 3:44:03
2. Rege Hall, Bill Clontz, Ralph McBee, Blake McBee and Drew McBain - 4:07:22
3. Parker Hall, Jay Thomas, Don Schmedake, Dave Miller and Dillon McBee - 5:19:6
1. Parker Hall - 10.5"
2. Blake McBee - 14.5"
3. Scott Sorenson - 18"
Honorable Mention goes to Ray Courtney with 26" and Jay Thomas with 35".
1. Scott Sorenson
2. Parker Hall
3. Dillon McBee
Ray cortney provided these videos of the musical circles event:
Parker Hall - Super Sportster EP ARF
Dave Miller - club tee shirt
Jesse Know - club tee shirt
Brian James - club tee shirt