Isaacson Winter Classic 2023


Isaacson Winter Classic

AMA Events


At Lost Hills, California

11, 12 and 13 February 2023

National Cup events

In conjunction with Kiwi Cup  World and America’s Cup Events


Saturday  February 112, 2023


Go for the Gold with Golden Age ½ A

AMA Gas 1/2A

 E-36 - AMA rules 

NOS Gas A,  


Gollywock One Design

AMA Gas C, D, Sup. D Combined. 


 5 X 5 HLG special event 2:30 PM at HLG Glider Pen (see Tim Batiuk for rules)


Sunday February 12 , 2023

Mass Launch from Specials 7:30*

E-36 Mass Launch  **

Gollywock. (tie breaker for 3 X 3) and separate prize


Regular Events 7am - 4pm

NOS Gas B and C Combined


AMA Gas  A and B


NOS Gas 1/4A,   Early 1/2A ,1/2A  Combined 

Nos Electric -  all classes combined  

NOS Rubber

Large and small combined-NFFS Rules


Classic Glider NFFS Rules

5 X 5 CLG special event 2:30 PM at HLG Glider Pen (see Tim Batiuk for rules)



Monday February 12 , 2023

Vintage FAI Gas –  

Vintage Wakefield – Bob White Award








COVID-19 mitigation requirements will be in effect





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For the FAI events including Kiwi Cup for F1ABCPQ, Mini events F1HGJS and F1E, see a separate flyer


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 Furitani 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 must fly in all 4 events to be eligible.


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.


Vintage FAI :  5 flights, no rounds, First flight before 9 A.M. will be timed to the ground, that time will be used as a tie breaker if a tie persists after two regular flyoff rounds.  Flyoffs if needed will be scheduled for 1 P.M.  Flyoff type. longer flights vs shorter engine runs will be determined by the consensus of the fliers involved and weather conditions at the time.  Era specification and engine runs per NFFS  


Vintage Wakefield




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.


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.



Most of the people who have offered to help are AMA/Nos gas flyers. Glenn can probably do with some help, particularly on Saturday from some with electric, glider or rubber model experience.


Roger Morreli  is  CD of the Isaacson October Classic and Kiwi Cup.

In memory of our dear friends, Bob and LaVera Isaacson