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Table of Contents - SEN 2071

  1. This weekend at Lost Hills- Patterson 
  2. A Call for Volunteers
  3. Patterson Flyer
Come and join us this weekend for the Patterson.

Experience from the recent Sierra Cup and California FAI events has shown that at this time of the year the prevailing wind is from the North so our plan is to start the contest from the northern flight line, about a mile north of the camping area.  The current weather forecast is in line with doing this. If the weather changes we will adapt accordingly.

Complimentary  BBQ hot dogs for flyers and supporters.
Weather forecast is looking good for the weekend.
Please contact me with any questions.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Call for Volunteers


      As we all know, the 2015 NFFS Symposium is out and for sale.  Many thanks go to H. G. Frautschy who served as editor and produced another is a long series of excellent publications.

      Planning is now underway for the 2016 edition.  Sympo production is never a solitary effort, and many people are involved at all stages of production. But, it all starts with the editorship.  The editor has the ultimate responsibility for the sympo, and with only a very few exceptions, all have served well. Upon reflection, it’s been a list of Free Flight luminaries and many lesser known.  All with tell you it wasn’t an easy task, requiring much time and effort, but well worth the effort, providing a serious learning experience and professional satisfaction.

       The NFFS Board of Director is now requesting volunteers for the 2016 editorship.  We would like anyone who has considered the editorship to contact David Mills (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 404-509-4209).  We welcome all questions, and will provide any additional information.  Many thanks in advance.


                           Nov 7&8 Reserve Nov 9 , 2015 at Lost Hills Field, CA


AMERICAS CUP Contest                  Sanction No.15-xxxxx


Saturday, Nov 7 : F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q, F1P

Seven 18dfb0df7cee95c90f2b17077a270457 one hour rounds start @ 7:30 AM with extended max times

F1A and P:  240 sec, F1B and Q: 240 sec, F1C: 240 sec

Remaining round maxes are 180 sec. 

Fly off schedule 30 min after end of last round. Event start times will be posted


Sunday, Nov 8: F1G, F1H, F1J, F1S

Tie Breaker flight to the round. F1G 7:30- 7:40; F1H 7:45-7:55; F1S  8:00: -8:10

There may be a slight delay if F1A, F1B, F1C require morning fly offs

Standard Five 2007-03-12 22:18:15 rounds 45 minute long starting @ 8:30 AM, 120 sec maxes.

2 FO flights starting 45 min after end of last round   Event start times will be posted

If tied at end of standard rounds, tie breaker flight time add

F1S provisional

Tie breaker as above 10 second engine time to the ground

F1S will run in rounds the same as F1H & F1G  ( 10 sec engine 2 minute max)

Fly off 1 will be 5 second engine 2 minute max

Fly off 2 will be 5 second engine 3 minute max

If there is tie after 5 rounds +2 fly offs tie breaker will be used

Entry Fees:

FAI events: FIA, B, C, G, H, J, P, Q; $25 first event, $10 for second

Other events: $15 for first event, $5/each added non-FAI event

All-In Fee of $40 to fly your little hearts out!

AMA age juniors: $5/event, or All-In Fee of $10



Trophies awarded for 1-2-3 places in F1A, B, C, G, H,  Q, and F1S

Perpetual trophies for F1A, B, C, G, H, J (if they show up at the field!)

Junior Hi-Time Trophy Glider, Rubber


F1J  & F1P 1st only 



AMA & Lost Hills Field Assn memberships are MANDATORY

FAI events run to the 2015 FAI rules

Processing of models will not be done as normal course

Protest in addition to 20 euro ($28) requires equipment needed for model processing

Q flyers to measure, calculate, and monitor one another’s motor runs

Flight line will move as needed to avoid retrieval from fields

No Moto-flapping

RDT allowed all events.


Contest Director                                                                     

Brian Van Nest

2346 Cheyenne Dr

Bishop CA 93514

Home 760-873-5073

Cell 760-937-0177                                          

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Roger Morrell