We have the latest version of the flyers for the World Cup events to be held at Lost Hills in October. In addition to these events there are the Isaacson and Kiwi starting on 2 October and the North American on the second week. The FAI events at these contests are America’s Cup events. Details of these will follow.
We have received enquires about international attendance at these events, both from people wanting to come and those wanting to know who is coming. You may remember we polled SEN readers on this a while back. At that time at least 30 people from outside the USA indicated that they were planning on attending provided ….. a number different condition. The conditions for entry into the USA are still quite complicated with additional restrictive criteria from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) on top of the normal visa conditions. These restrictions stop entry from a number countries, including many in Europe for people who are not US Citizens, not US permanent residents and not those without some special visas( for example international students, with the right visa studying in the USA are allowed to enter the USA) . Many people who would like to attend in October fall in this blocked category. There has been some discussion in the news about these restrictions being removed for some countries, perhaps with conditions such the person must have a received a Covid vaccination. Details of this, including the date it will happen have not been announced yet. We are not an authority on this and the conditions vary depending on a different criteria, so people planning to attend need to check this and follow it closely. And for Americans who wanted to know “who is coming” we can’t tell you that either.
SEN is about FAI Free Flight and an important part of this is travelling to other counties, taking part in World Cup events and flying with our friends from all around the world. This is hard at the moment especially when it requires international air travel. We have been affected more than many local and national events. Let’s keep on sharing what we are up to and how events have gone even if we can’t always do it face to face quite yet.
So back to October, here is the event info.
45th Annual Sierra Cup
A FAI free flight World and America’s Cup Event October 7-13, 2021
Sponsored by Southern California Aero Team
Lost Hills, California, USA
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, October 7th The “mini” events F1G F1H F1J and F1S
We will not be flying in conjunction with Kotuku Cup this year. There will be five (5) one hour rounds beginning at 10 AM. Fly offs if necessary with be announced at the end of the regular rounds. Maxes will be announced prior to the start of each fly off round.
Saturday, October 9th F1A F1B F1C F1Q and F1P
Seven (7) one hour rounds will be flown from a line as opposed to poles beginning at 8 AM with extended maxes of 240 seconds for the first and SECOND rounds with the exception that all regular round F1P maxes will be three (3) minutes. Fly offs will be scheduled following regular rounds. Any fly offs required after Saturday will be flown Sunday morning with a 10 minute max. The reserve day for these events will be October 12th.
Monday October 11th F1E
F1E will start at 10AM on the hill. Peter Brocks is the Contest Director. Reserve day for F1E is October 13th.
The contest will be run to current FAI rules and Sporting Code with the exception of the use of lines versus poles. Max times may change to accommodate weather conditions. No moto flapping is allowed.
This is a time one/fly one format so buddy up with a fellow competitor for timing.
FAI competition number is required for the Large events if flying for World Cup points. Speed limit on all roads is 20 miles per hour for dust mitigation.
Do not climb trees/retrieval poles will be available.
Mike McKeever-CD (916) 390-3212
F1A F1B F1C F1Q F1E $35 USD F1G F1H F1J F1P and F1S $15 USD
Junior entry fees are $5 USD for any event
Oct 8th - 12th , 2021 at Lost Hills Field, CA.
WORLD CUP OF NEW ZEALAND
Sponsored by Southern California Aero TeamMonday, Oct 11th SIERRA CUP “F1E” see separate flyer
Tuesday, Oct 12th KOTUKU CUP F1E 5 one-hour rounds start at 10:00 am
Saturday, October 9th SIERRA CUP See separate flyer
Sunday, Oct 10th F1A,F1B,F1C,F1P,F1Q
Seven  one hour rounds start @ 8:00 AM with extended max times
F1A, F1B, F1C, F1P and F1Q -240 seconds 1st ROUND
Remaining round maxes are 180 sec.
Fly off schedule 30 min after end of last round. Event start times will be posted.
This is a fly one time one and will be done from a flight line.
Friday OCT 8th F1G, F1H, F1J, F1S
One hour rounds starting at 8am
Flyoffs max and start time posted after last round.
FAI events: FIA, B, C, P, Q & E; $35 each
$15. each for F1H, F1G, F1J, F1S
AMA age juniors: $5/event
Trophies awarded for 1-2-3 places in F1A, B, C, G, H, S, Q, E, P, &J
Junior Hi-Time Trophy F1A, F1B
AMA and FAI membership is mandatory.
FAI events run to the 2021 FAI rules.
Flight line will move as needed to avoid retrieval from fields of trees.
RDT allowed all events.
Brian Van Nest
2346 Cheyenne Dr
Bishop CA 93514
Pre-registration requested via email, pay on field.
Events entered, AMA # and FAI Licence
F1E California Cup
15th annual F1E World and America’s Cup Contest
Place: Holloway Hill near Bissonette Mirage Field, Lost Hills, CalifSchedule: Seven (7) 60-min rounds 9:00 am arrival at Holloway Hill Start time 10:00 am
Date: Tuesday, October 5th , 2021
Flyoff to be announced
Awards Perpetual Trophy to high point winner 1st thru 3rd awards
Entry Fee $35 Open, Juniors $10 Sporting License is Mandatory Current F.A.I. Sporting Code will apply
2021 Bob White Memorial Max Men “Lite”
An FAI World Cup and Americas Cup Event
October 5 - 18, 2021
WORLD CUP AND AMA SANCTIONED
Bissonette Mirage Field, Lost Hills California, USA
NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGES
F1E: Tuesday October 5 F1E California Cup Organized and run by SCAT (See Separate Bulletin)
(7) 1-Hour Rounds + Flyoffs - Check-In on Holloway Hill at 9:00 AM Round 1 Start Time: 10:00 AM F1G, F1H, F1J and F1S: Friday October 15
Tie Breaker Morning Flyoff: Glide to the Ground (Not a Regular Round)
15 minute flyoff windows F1G & F1J: 7:30 – 7:45 AM, F1H & F1S: 7:55 – 8:10 AM (Please help time)
(5) 1-Hour Rounds + (2) Flyoffs - Round 1 Start Time: 8:30 AM
If an event is not complete after (2) Flyoffs, Morning Flyoff times will determine unresolved places F1A, F1B, F1C, F1P & F1Q: Saturday October 16
(7) 1-Hour Rounds + Flyoffs - Round 1 Start Time: 8:00 AM
Round 1: Extended Max 240 SecondsReserve Day: Monday October 18 Medals & Perpetual Trophies Awards will be presented on the field at the conclusion of flying Entry Fees:F1A, F1B, F1C, F1P & F1Q: $35.00 Per Event, Juniors FreeF1G, F1H, F1J & F1S: $15.00 Per Event, Juniors Free
All fees will be collected on the field. Please bring exact change.
Be respectful of Covid-19 Protocol and your fellow competitors Non-AMA Members from out of the US must pay AMA Affiliation Fee or show receipt from prior payment Deviations from the FAI sporting code and special instructions:Flying will be from a “line” with no assigned Pole Positions
Competitors must provide their own timekeepers.