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- This weekend at Lost Hills- Patterson
- A Call for Volunteers
- Patterson Flyer
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.
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.
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
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
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
RDT allowed all events.
Brian Van Nest
2346 Cheyenne Dr
Bishop CA 93514