Ike Winter Classic - AMA Events

Isaacson Winter Classic


AMA and NFFS Events


At  Lost Hills, California


10, 11, and 12  February 2024 

National Cup Events 

In  Conjunction with the Kiwi Cup  World and America’s Cup  Events


The following  events can be flown on either Saturday February 10  or Sunday February 11 and can be completed on Sunday


AMA Gas  1/2A

Golden Age  ½ A Gas only

E-36 AMA rules

NOS Gas ½ A, ¼ A and Early 1/2A Combined


NOS Gas B and C Combined




AMA Gas D and Super D Combined

Classic Glider NFFS Rules




NOS Electric

A and B electric combined

NOS Rubber Large and Small combined


This year to address the request for some more events and maximum flexibility to those who want to fly in a lot these events can be flown on the either of the first two days or starting on Saturday and finishing on Sunday


Scheduled Events

Saturday February 10


Gollywock one design  3X3

5X5 HLG Special event @ 2:30 P.M. at the Glider Pen ( See Tim Batiuk for rules)


 Sunday February 11


5X5 CLG Special Event @2:30 at the glider pen ( see Tim Batiuk)

Mass launch events @ 8:00 A.M.


Gollywock  (tie breaker for 3X3 event)



Monday February 11

Vintage FAI Power

Vintage FAI Wakefield  ( Bob White Award)

Pro P-30


Vintage FAI Power and Wakefield will be run with 90 minute rounds starting at 8:00 A.M. to accommodate those who want to fly both events. Fly off to commence  one hour after regular rounds are complete. Fly off  type to be decided by the participants


COVID-19 mitigation requirements will be in effect


AMA Events – Event Director Glenn Schneider This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the FAI events including Kiwi Cup for F1ABCPQ, Mini events F1HGJS and F1E, see a separate flyer. Pre entry is required for the FAI Events.

No pre-entry needed for these AMA and NFFS events. Enter on the field.

Small Print section 


Entry Fees $20 for the first event (can be an FAI event) and $5 for subsequent events. $5 for Juniors.

For the mass launch events the exact launch time of each event will be given later*

The E-36 Mass launch will be coordinated with the first round of F1S (which may be delayed if there is a long Kiwi Cup  flyoff on Sunday AM )**

HLG and CLG  National Cup Points.  These events will be flown from the Glider Pen

 Strong Arm  Glider Challenge.  Norm Furutani Trophy This is  the overall winner of the aggregate results of the HLG and CLG classes. Points are awarded for the place in the event. This means first will get 1 , second 2 , etc. The winner is person with the least number of points.  This award is open to flyers of all age categories.  There is an additional prize for the top Youth flyer.. This is for all youth flyers in the same categories , there is a small difference in that half points are awarded for the  CLG class, making this class more important as there are more youth flyers in this category.  For both awards if there is a tie it will be decided by the sum of all the times. Double times for CLG in the youth category.  You may fly in any number of the events, if you do not return a score you will be awarded on more point than the highest number awarded by those who flew. Remember the lowest number overall wins the trophy..

Golden Age:  Any post NOS design published, kitted or flown competitively between 1 Jan 1957 and 31 Dec 1969 scaled if needed to 1/2 A size, powered by either Holland Hornet 049-051 or Cox TD 049-051.  Construction must replicate the original design, no carbon fiber to be used in construction.  NOS flight rules.   Gas powered only for this award.



Combined events will be separated for National Cup points. AMA gas events will be determined AMA vs Classic when registered for National Cup.

Glenn Schneider is running the AMA events.

Tim Batiuk is running the Glider Events

Rest of the story: As most of you know Norm Furutani, one of the founders of this event retired from running it after  the 2018 event.  This event is very popular along with the FAI events.   Glenn Schneider has offered to run the AMA events with a number of volunteers.  This is very much appreciated by me and by those who want to take part.  We have tried to maintain the spirit of the event. Popular events with the largest participation are the HLG and CLG,  Gollywock, E-36, Vintage FAI and Nos Rubber.  At the Winter Classic in the past we have promoted special events, typically boosted by some donated $ in the prize money.  This year we have the Golden Age ½ A Gas models.


In memory of our dear friends, Bob and LaVera Isaacson