AMA Publishes Rule Book Update
The AMA publishes the competition rules books every two years, the latest for 2017-2018 have just come out the Free Flight section can be downloaded. For the FAI classes the rule book refers to the FAI Sporting Code. But those in the USA or visiting the USA may well want to take part in and AMA event like HLG , CLG, P-30 or E-36, the full rules can be found in the rule book. Down load here
2017 NFFS Symposium – Call for Submissions
Work on the 2017 NFFS Symposium is underway! We’ve a hard act to follow after the 2016 edition, which is widely held to be one of the very best ones ever. It’ll be hard to beat, but we’re going to try.
Hello, my name is David Mills, and I’m the 2017 sympo’s Editor-in-Chief. I was on the panel of editors last year, and I’m planning to duplicate much of the proven method used then. Namely, we’re amassing a team to do the work. We proved last year this method is a big improvement over the traditional lone wolf approach, both in the number of papers and their quality. It doesn’t take a village, but you do need several good people dedicated to the job.
How can you participate in the next sympo? First, you can write a solid, technical paper researched and written up to the standards we held in the 2016 edition. Any number of subject areas is appropriate and being sought. All manner of editorial support will be available to you. If you’ve never done a paper such as this, don’t worry about it. All the resources of NFFS can be brought to bear in your support.
Second, you can be part of the editorial team. The 2016 panel of editors was a very capable group, and you can be part of a similar one in 2017. This can take many forms. You can assist in the editing of text, as well as technical vetting. You can also solicit and edit a variety of papers or a suite on a related topic. Translation services will be needed, as we’re planning to continue strong international participation.
So, let’s get this thing started. If doing a paper interests you, send me an outline on what you envision. If being an editor interests you, send me a brief summary of your intentions and qualifications. If there’s another way of being valuable part of the team, let me know. Frankly, I’m keen to get started and excited about our prospects. Hopefully, many of you out there are, too.
David Mills, Editor-in-Chief
P.O. Box 19872
Atlanta, GA 30325
From: Alberto Dona
R.I.P. my good 1981 FF W/C team mate
The Toronto Free Flight Group
Presents the 2017
North American Cup
An FAI World & America's Cup & Team Championship
Dates: Wednesday, February 15th 2017 with Thursday February 16th as reserve day
Place: Bissonette Mirage Field, Lost Hills, CA USA
Events: Individual F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q & 3 Person Team F1A, B & C (Teams can be mixed nationalities)
Entry Fees: $30.00 for F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q – Team entry included in fee
Juniors free all events!
AMA liaison CD: Brian Van Nest
Co-Organizer: Peter Allnutt: 527 Philippine St, Taft CA USA +1(661) 763-5039
Organizer: Tony Mathews: 2 Tralee Street, Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6Z 2X4 +1(289) 316-2990
Wednesday February 15th
F1A/B/C/Q Round 1 8:00 am – 9:00 am. Rnd 1: 240 sec max F1A/B/C 180 sec max F1Q
Round 2 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Round 3 10:00 am – 11:00 pm 180 sec all other rounds
Round 4 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Round 5 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
F1A/B/C Fly-offs start earliest 3:30 pm to 6:00 p.m. Latest (weather permitting – or Sunrise Thursday morning)
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place F1A, F1B & F1C & F1Q. Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Teams.
Medals for top Junior in each event also! Champagne and snacks will be available Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 pm. Final awards ceremony will be after the final flyoffs.
(Sunrise for Feb 15th – 6:45 am Sunset – 5:41 pm)
Deviations from the FAI sporting code and special instructions:
Competitors MUST provide their own timekeepers. Fly-off Max times and start time will be decided on the day by the Jury depending on the weather.
Team scores will be decided by the total time of the 3 contestants including flyoff times (ie: not as per the sporting code).
Note: A Starting “area” will be utilized without pole positions (depending on entry numbers)
Link to the pre entry form (Cut and paste it into your browser):
Entry fees to be paid on the field before Feb 15th (someone will be available to take entries on the field on Tuesday Feb 14th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm) Note: it will be possible to pay for as many Fab Feb competitions as desired on the field starting Feb 10th 2017
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