Isaacson Winter Classic - AMA events


Isaacson Winter Classic


AMA Events


At Lost Hills, California

8 and 9 February 2020

National Cup events

In conjunction with Kiwi Cup, World and America’s Cup Events


Saturday  February 8, 2020


Go for the Gold with Golden Age ½ A ($100/$75/$50 prize )

Paul MacCready HLG ($Prize)

E-36 - AMA rules 

Vintage FAI Gas

NOS Gas A,  


Gollywock One Design 3 x 3min max trophy from Bob White

AMA Gas C, D, Sup. D Combined. 


Sunday February 9, 2020

Mass Launch from Specials 7:30*

E-36 Mass Launch  **

Gollywock. (tie breaker for 3 X 3) and separate prize




Regular Events 8am - 3pm

Paul MacCready CLG ($prize)

NOS Gas B and C Combined


AMA Gas 1/2A

AMA Gas  A


NOS Gas 1/4A,   Early 1/2A ,1/2A  Combined 

Nos Electric -  all classes combined  

NOS Rubber

Large and small combined-NFFS Rules

Bob White Award for top NOS Wake

Classic Glider NFFS Rules


Leeper Special - Beat the Vartanian –  


Electric Champion Award sponsored by Lee Hines ($75/$50/$25 prize )

Results  from E-36, F1Q, NOS Electric and F1S.  The number of points you get = the number of people you beat in each event. All events count. But you don’t have to enter all.



Entry Fees $20 for the first event (can be an FAI event, $30 if World Cup ) and $5 for subsequent events.


AMA Events – Event Director Glenn Schneider This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For the FAI events including Kiwi World Cup for F1ABCPQ, Mini events F1HGJS and World Cup F1E, see a separate flyer


Small Print section as of 20 Dec 2019


For the mass launch events the exact launch time of each event will be given later*

The E-36 Mass launch will be coordinated with the first round of F1S (which may be delayed if there is a long World Cup  flyoff on Sunday AM )**


Golden Age:  Any post NOS design published, kitted or flown competitively between 1 Jan 1957 and 31 Dec 1969 scaled if needed to 1/2 A size, powered by either Holland Hornet 049-051 or Cox TD 049-051.  Construction must replicate the original design, no carbon fiber to be used in construction.  NOS flight rules.   Gas powered only for this award.


Vintage FAI :  5 flights, no rounds, First flight before 9 A.M. will be timed to the ground, that time will be used as a tie breaker if a tie persists after two regular flyoff rounds.  Flyoffs if needed will be scheduled for 1 P.M.  Flyoff type. longer flights vs shorter engine runs will be determined by the consensus of the fliers involved and weather conditions at the time.  Era specification and engine runs per NFFS rules ( there may be new rules for 2019-20).


Combined events will be separated for National Cup points. AMA gas events will be determined AMA vs Classic when registered for National Cup.


Special Awards for first place in Rubber powered events – 1 pound box of Super Sport Rubber donated by FAI Model Supply – Events Gollywock 3 x 3 , P-30, Nos Rubber.



Rest of the story: As most of you know Norm Furutani, one of the founders of this event retired from running it after  the 2018 event.  This event is very popular along with the FAI events.   Glenn Schneider has offered to run the AMA events with a number of volunteers.  This is very much appreciated by me and by those who want to take part.  We have tried to maintain the spirit of the event. Popular events with the largest participation are the HLG and CLG,  Gollywock, E-36, Vintage FAI and Nos Rubber.  At the Winter Classic in the past we have promoted special events, typically boosted by some donated $ in the prize money.  This year we have the Golden Age ½ A Gas models.

 In addition Lee Hines has donated $$ for an overall Electric Champ


Most of the people who have offered to help are AMA/Nos gas flyers. Glenn can probably do with some help, particularly on Saturday from some with electric, glider or rubber model experience.


Roger Morrell CD of the Isaacson Winter Classic and Kiwi World Cup. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In memory of our dear friends, Bob and LaVera Isaacson