The first event was a spot landing. The grid was laid out in a large square with lines denoting 50 points - 25 points - 15 points - 10 points and 50 points. There was a S shaped taxi lane going to the grid that each pilot got the opportunity to text their taxi skills. Each pilot had 4 chances to make 3 scores on the grid and then received 5 bonus points for being able to taxi through the S both before and after the spot landings.
Second event was called loop, roll & land. Each pilot taxi between orange cones and took off, performed 3 loops, three rolls and then had to land and taxi back through the orange cones. Fastest time wins. Again, very surprised that the nitro planes outperformed the electric. Strategy did play a role as you had to perform loops first and decide to do the loops up wind line or on the downwind leg followed by the rolls.
Next came the Crapshoot, that really is what it is. You can fly a great time and have bad luck on rolling the dice. In this event, each pilot rolled the dice then took off and flew past a pylon on the upwind line then turned and landed upwind taxied back to designated area and rolled the dice until they rolled the same number they rolled to start the event.
Then came the crowd favorite Pony Express. Teams consisted of three pilots. Time started when the event official handed the mail to the team and ended when the team handed the mail back to the event official after all three planes circled the pylons. The first plane had to taxi though the orange cones, turn left into the wind and take off, fly the pylons and get the mail transferred to the second pilot. All mail transfers had to be made in the designated box. Same thing for third pilot, except the mail had to be retrieved from the plane once it was in the box and then handed to the event official. Lots of fun, exciting flying, no hard landings or sudden stoppage (wrecks for you non aviation career folks) and a little bit of running to get a plane back in the box to transfer the mail. Honest, never once heard the infamous "run Forest run" anthem. Well behaved Blacksheep today.
|1||Bill Clontz||80 points||Advance 25E|
|2||John Louden||70 points||Super Sportster EP|
|3||Brian Martin||65 points||Super Sportster EP|
|4||Tom Hatfield||35 points||E Flight T-28|
|5||Weir Thurman||10 points||Watt Cat|
|1||Parker Hall||135 points||Phoenix Sonic|
|2||Matt Shelton||100 points||OMP Yak 55 profile|
|3||Brian James||70 points||Great Planes Cherokee|
|4||John Lawyer||60 points||Great Planes T60|
|5||Ray Courtney||35||OMP Yak 55 profile|
|6||Bryan Baumer||20 points||Great Planes Super Sportster|
|6||Joe Hartsock||20 points||Top Flite Contender|
|1||Bill Clontz||46.57||Advance 25E|
|2||John Louden||53.31||Super Sportster EP|
|3||Brian Martin||1:11.41||Super Sportster EP|
|4||Tom Hatfield||1:18.25||E Flight T-28|
|5||Weir Thurman||No time||Watt Cat|
|1||Parker Hall||31.42||Phoenix Sonic|
|2||Matt Shelton||31.97||OMP Yak 55 profile|
|3||Ray Courtney||45.97||OMP Yak 55 profile|
|4||Brian James||59.31||Great Planes Cherokee|
|5||John Lawyer||1:19.34||Great Planes T60|
|6||Bryan Baumer||No Time||Great Planes Super Sportster|
|7||Joe Hartsock||No Time||Top Flite Contender|
|1||John Louden||35.69||Super Sportster EP|
|2||Bill Clontz||51.13||Advance 25E|
|3||Weir Thurman||1:07.22||Watt Cat|
|1||Matt Shelton||31.40||OMP Yak 55 profile|
|2||Parker Hall||36.78||Phoenix Sonic|
|3||Brian James||43.85||Great Planes Cherokee|
|4||Ray Courtney||43.88||OMP Yak 55 profile|
|5||John Lawyer||1:02.54||Great Planes T60|
|6||Bryan Baumer||1:04.44||Great Planes Super Sportster|
|7||Brian Martin||1:22.69||Sig Four Star|
|8||Joe Hartsock||1:24.75||Sig Kouger|
|1||Matt Shelton / Parker Hall / Joe Hartsock||1:32.75||OMP Yak 55 profile / Phoenix Sonic / Sig Kouger|
|2||Brian Martin / John Louden / Rege Hall||1:42.00||Flight Zone T-28 / Super Sportster EP / Hawk 60|
|3||Tom Hatfield / Ray Courtney / Bill Clontz||1:52.62||Flight Zone T-28 / OMP Yak 55 profile / Advance 25E|
|4||Bryan Baumer / Brian James / John Lawyer||2:35.07||Super Sportster / Cherokee / T60|
Joe Hartsock on a spot landing attempt.
John Lawyer taxiing through the S course getting ready for the spot landing.
John on a fly by.
Bryan Baumer spot landing with his Great Planes Super Sportster.
Bryan's Super Sportster lining up.
Ray Courtney with his OMP Yak 55 profile, turned out to be a good choice of plane to fun fly with.
Brian James taxiing through the S to start.
Brian working his Great Planes Cherokee onto the spot landing grid.
Tom Hatfield with his T-28 working the course.
Brian Martin with his Super Sportster EP flying his first fun fly.
Brian's Super Sportster up close.
Matt Shelton with his OMP Yak 55 profile ready to go on spot landing.
Matt's plane hitting the grid.
Parker Hall with his Phoenix Models Sonic.
Parker zeroing in on the grid.
Weir Thurman crossing the finish line with his Watt kat, an electrified Scat Kat.
Wild Bill Clontz through the cones for the Loop, Roll & land event takeoff.
Weir's Scat Kat off for the Loop, Roll & Land event.
Brian Martin bringing his Super Sportster EP back to the mail exchange area in the Pony Express.
Ray Courtney taking off for the Loop, Roll & Land with his OMP Yak 55 profile.
Brian James with his Great Planes Cherokee, who would have thought this would make a good fun fly plane?
John Louden preparing to take off in the Loop, Roll & Land with his Super Sportster EP.
Rege Hall's Hawk 60 flying the Pony Express event, quick turn and accurate stop.