SEN 2841

SEN 2841

1. Leutkirch 1961
3.Connie Piserchio and the U.S. Wakefield Gang

Leutkirch 1961

From:Martin Dilly
Thanks to both Russell Hartill and Peter Brocks for details of the US team management at Leutkirch. My picture of Frank Zaic there shows him using what appears to be a brick-sized walkie-talkie so I wonder who he was talking to; maybe he was just a team helper.



From:Stuart Darmon

Those who are interested in taking part in the Classic A1 Glider 'postal' contest organised by Stuart Darmon in the UK please note that the closing date for entries has been extended from July 01 2021 to December 31 2021. This is due to continuing public health restrictions in much of Europe and to the severe flooding in parts of Australia. All other rules remain unchanged, and of course this does not affect entries already made. Please can SEN subscribers kindly pass on this information to others who may be interested. Many thanks for the numerous emails I have received from flyers in the USA. Any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Regards, Stuart

Connie Piserchio and the U.S. Wakefield Gang

From:Fred Terzian  

I always thoroughly enjoyed meeting up with Bob and Connie when I arrived
at Lost Hills during the Eighties and partially into the Nineties. It seems
that the majority of the U.S. Wakefield competitors always booked the Days
Inn (I think it was called the Economy Inn back then) and had all of the
lower rooms facing the back of Denny's restaurant. Bob and Carmen Critchlow
were always part of that group and we would share a pre-dinner drink to
calm down after the long drive down from the Bay Area. Connie was the "Go
to" greeter and always made everyone feel welcome. The same was true on the
flying field, and she made sure that Bob remained focused in preparing his
models for the FAI events. Even though I never participated in the rubber
events, I helped time and took photographs and videos of the competitors
and their significant others. Friends for life it seemed--a great, fun
group to be associated with over the years.