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Wawayanda weekend weather
Free flight friends,
Some of you have emailed concerns about the weather forecasted for the Hatchek International Challenge this weekend at Barron Field in New York and what impact that may have on the scheduled flying. The forecast for Saturday morning does look bad. But the rain ends at about noon Saturday, and Sunday looks like it may turn out rather nice. I have found weather.com to be most reliable. Its forecast for Sunday is partly sunny, temp near 60, essentially no chance for rain Sunday and maximum wind of 8 mph. There are other forecasts out there (like that by wunderground which predicts much stronger winds). The reason for the variability is seen from the projected path of the front. The boundary of the back side of the storm this weekend is shown to be in the vicinity of that part of New York, so it all depends on how fast the storm moves through on Saturday.
So the above constitutes encouragement to show up. Saturday afternoon might be OK (wind is the concern), and Sunday especially has a good chance to be nice.
Let me explain the procedure on any possible postponement of events. co-CD Dave Acton explains that the AMA rules are clear. One may not postpone an event based on forecast. Only based on actual conditions (e.g. from actual lack of visibility due to rain or from excessive wind). The contest directors will be there Saturday. It might well be acceptable to fly Saturday, perhaps with some delay. If it is not flyable Saturday afternoon, we will postpone Saturday's events until Sunday. If that happens we will allow sufficient round length and round overlap on Sunday to facilitate flying multiple events if you like. If you are not there Saturday, you may call Dave or me (203-645-2786) Saturday morning for particulars about whether the Saturday events have been moved to Sunday.
As for Sunday, I believe from the evidence that it will be good. But if it is not fliable then Sunday morning we would entertain postponement to a later date. We would need to obtain clearance from Jim Parker representing SCAT for the postponed date to count for America's Cup (AC). Traditionally he would want one month notice to facilitate travelers, but to avoid conflict with the Annual and other AC events I would push for a two week notice in which the Skyscraper Challenge would subsume the Wilbur and Orville June 8-9 making that weekend be an America's Cup Skyscraper Challenge meet.
Stay positive. Our typical experience is that most weekends this time of year have some nice weather to enjoy and that those who choose not to come based on forecast have reason to regret their decisions when some nice weather does occur.
One other comment. The forecasted directions are wind from the NNW saturday and from the North sunday. This means that we would likely set up on the Dean Ford grass to the left of the entrance road and send the models over the short crops. The Ford's cut and gathered their grass last week so those fields are in good condition. This is the best time of the year for that direction as the crops are so short (4 to 6 inches) that there will not be difficulty finding the models.
Andrew Barron (Host and Field Marshall)
Dave Acton (CD)
Alan Abriss (CD)
MMM 14 Round World Cup UpdateFrom Jerry Murphy
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HARGHITA FREE FLIGHT WORLD CUP INVITATION
Organiser: Clubul Copiilor, Asociatia Szitakoto Cristuru Secuiesc, Roumania
Date of contest: 29th 30 iune 2013
Place: Barmoud field, Salonta, Roumania
Flying area: This area is about 7 km from Salonta.
Entry fee:30 Eur seniors F1A, B, C / 40 Eur for two classes /, 20 Eur juniors for one class,
F1H category- part of the EURO CHALLANGE F1H 20 Eur seniors, 10 Eur juniors
Prizes: The first three in individual listing will be awarded.
Protest should be submitted to the Jury no later then 15 min after the criticized event and accompanied with a deposit of 30 Euros.
Application must be arrived until 15th iune 2013 onto the following address.
Friday, 29th iune 2013: Arrival, registration for F1 A from 16:00 to 23:00.
Place of registration is the Barmoud field: 16:00 to 21:00, and Aero Klub Metalul Salonta 21:00-23:00. Address: Salonta str. Republicii Nr. 92.
Saturday, 29th iune 2013: Registration till 9:30 a.m. on the airfield!
F1-A contest day, registration F1B, C and F1H
Sunday, 30th iune 2013: F1 B, C, H contest day
Contest F1A, F1B, F1C- contest F1H
10,00 – 11,00 1st round max 210 sec F1A, 240 sec F1B, C 120 sec
11,00 – 12,00 2nd round max 180 sec 120 sec
12,00 – 13,00 3rd round max 180 sec 120 sec
13,00 – 14,00 4th round max 180 sec 120 sec
14,00 – 15,00 5th round max 180 sec 120 sec
15,00 – 16,00 6th round max 180 sec
16,00 – 17,00 7th round max 180 sec
18,30 Fly off according the necessity and weather.
The organizer reserves himself to change the length of individuals round according the number of participants and change max sec of the last round according due to a weather. The organizer wishes all participants pleasant stay and good sport result.