- Category: Archive 2011
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- Sierra Cup Update
- OTT OCT
- The Importance of being earnest
- Thinking back to Thinking forward
- Great Grape Update
- Poitou Photos
Sierra Cup Update
A quick update on Sierra Cup October 14 through the October 17 from the CD. First, please send your entries in so I can set the poles. This year we are trying something new for the banquet. The 2012 Junior Team is having a fund raiser Saturday October 15 at the field as opposed to our usual Wasco Elks Club. For those that have sent your entries in with banquet costs and do not want to participate in the fund raiser, I will refund your banquet costs when you register. For those that wish to support the Junior Team just send the usual feee on the entry blank and it will get you a ticket to the on field fundraiser BBQ. If you do not wish to participate, you may take $20 off the usual entry. I look forward to Endless October...should be a good time.Mike McKeever
FAI International Free Flight Contest
October 14-17, 2011
Southern California Aero Team
Lost Hills, California, USA
Schedule of Events:
Friday, October 14 F1A
7 one hour rounds starting at 8 AM. Fly offs start will be posted after Round 7.
Saturday, October 15 F1B F1C F1P
7 one hour rounds starting at 8AM. Fly offs start will be posted after Round 7.
Fly offs beginning at 7AM for any 10 minute fly off required in F1A.
Saturday Evening Junior Team Fund Raiser BBQ at the Field
Sunday, October 16 F1G F1H F1J F1Q
5 one hour rounds starting at 10AM. Fly offs to follow until completed.
Fly offs beginning at 7AM for any 10 minute fly off required in F1B F1C F1P F1Q
Monday, October 17 Reserve Day
Send Entries Fees to and Request Further Information From:
4252 Mockingbird St
Fair Oaks, Ca 95628
Any single event (Mini or Maxi) $45
A “Mini” event and one “Maxi” event $60
As many events as you can fly $80
Entry includes Fund Raiser - extra Fund Raiser $20 each
Entries to be received with check payable to SCAT by September 30. Non-US
competitors may advise of entry before September 30 and pay at the field.
Event: Circle Those You Will Fly
F1A F1B F1C F1P F1G F1H F1J F1Q
Entry Fee and Extra Fund Raiser Tickets Enclosed $____________
Roger, OTT is short for Over The Top.
This is British understatment for Outrageous.
in Weymouth (the original one), England.
The Importance of Consistency of Description
In our sport it is important that there is a universal language that describes key facets of what we do. In our chosen professions these tend to be acronyms and in Free Flight it is no different. We have amongst other VIT, AR, DT, R(C)DT, etc and I now present another key one for consideration and verification by you, the Owners of the Acronym People, or OAPs for short.
Now picture the scene. You are a F1A flyer, towing your new ship around the skies. You feel the thermal building and get ready for the hero launch. You pull the model to the side and down until you are in the SOUP*, the Sense Of Urgency Position (* copyright Fantham/Edge), and then you Come Round The Corner Heaving, aka CRoTCH, prior to releasing the towline.
I ask that CRoTCH is duly adopted and communicated by Roger's fine organ.
Mike...ther's still a lot of fun going on out there..... Many Maxes to All
SEN is the publication of the Southern California Aero Team - SCAT a club that whose primary emphasis is FAI free flight. But we support all kinds of free flight activities. We know that different people like a different aspects of our hobby. Some people like to fly a wide variety models, even R/C or C/L! :-) For this reason even though our emphasis is FAI we always publish in SEN we always publish information about such events as WESTFAC, AMA events by the San Valeers etc because we know that some of our readers are interested and because the organizer's of those events send up the information.
We do know that be it FAI as we fly or that FAC as the Flying Aces fly or anywhere in the spectrum between we need to adapt to our changing times. Many aspects flying sites, age demographics, the economy, leadership changes, etc all affect what we do. While we can always benefit from the lessons of the past it is adapting to the future that is the most important.
The reason that each of us takes part in the class of flying that we do is because we enjoy it, we like the challenges, the sense of achievment we get when we see our airplanes flying, we like the fellowship of other flyer not matter if they from the next county or another continent. For some people it is important to build models that remind them of their youth, for others the innovation of trying new ideas, for others build scale models is a reminder of the rich aviation heritage that is behind modern aviation.
We are always looking for positive ideas on how to continue to advance all aspects free flight and adapt it to today's world.
Great Grape Update
Dear Potential competitors,
By popular request we have scheduled FAI-Q to be held on Saturday Sept 17th beginning at 9:00 AM.
Very best regards to all!John Clapp
FAI AT THE GREAT GRAPE GATHERING
( Q** SATURDAY)
** changed by popular request**
Geneseo NY at the 1941 Historic Aviation
AMERICA’S CUP POINTS
F1-A-B-C-P –Q** SATURDAY SEPT 17th 7 ONE
BEGINNING AT 9:00 AM (1.5 HOURS OVERLAPING
1ST ROUND MAX TIMES DEPENDING ON THE
FLY-OFFS BEGINNING AT 6:00 PM WEATHER PERMITTING
F1-G-H-J SUNDAY SEPT 18th BEGINNING AT
2 MINUTE MAX ALL EVENTS 1HOUR (1.5 OVERLAPPING) ROUNDS
*Q = 15sec/180 1st round, 10sec/120 for other 6 rounds
$25.00 FOR ALL EVENTS FOR OPEN CONTESTANTS
$15.00 FOR ALL EVENTS FOR SENIOR CONTESTANTS
$5.00 FOR ALL EVENTS FOR JR CONTESTANTS
All max’s at CD discretion
Motels:QUALITY INN 4242 Lakeville Rd Geneseo NY 14454
Phone 585 243 0500 Mention: FAI CONTEST for better rates.
Days Inn Dansville 585-335-6023 others: “check lodging SUNY Geneseo”
AMA MAAC Checked * All must observe field rules * No Moto Flapping
A few images from Poitou