SSEN 2436 - Dealing with Mother Nature, Also known as the weather

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Dealing with Mother Nature, Also known as the weather


Hatcheck International Challenge and FAC Update


From:Andrew Barron




Free Flight Friends,


I consulted with Skyscraper club president Dave Acton (for decisions for

the Hatcheck International Challenge, with CD Alan Abriss) and with Vic

Nippert (who is the FAC meet Contest Director), concerning caution on field

use in possible wet conditions, especially Saturday.  The following

decisions were reached.


AMA and FAI event decisions will be based on actual conditions on site on

the respective days Saturday and Sunday, per AMA procedures.  It is to be

noted that the weather forecasts are evolving, and may end up being

acceptable both days. F1B, F1C and F1S fliers should be aware that there is

the possibility that the Saturday events will be moved to Sunday, with the

same Sunday schedule as for the other events. That decision will be made on

field, again based on actual conditions.  Currently, completion of the AMA

and FAI contest this weekend appears likely.  An updated contest flyer is



The FAC meet is postponed to June 2 and 3.  This gives a chance of two days

of FAC flying on June 2 and 3.


Comment:  Apparently, AMA and FAC procedures for handling weather

conditions are different, and each has its advantages.



Andrew Barron

Field Marshal




Hatcheck International Challenge

May 19-20, 2018

America’s cup,

National cup



F1B, F1C, F1S 

10 AM start, 5 rounds. 

B and C first and fifth round with a 4 minute max+ 

7 PM flyoffs. 

(Depending on weather and field conditions to be determined on-site Saturday by Dave Acton, there is a possibility that F1B,F1C,F1S will be moved to Sunday). 



F1A,F1G, F1H, F1J, F1Q 

8 AM start, 5 rounds. For A, first and fifth round with a 4 minute max+ 

Flyoffs based on conditions, possibly with a 1 minute DT++ 




P-30, HLG, Catapult glider, E-36, Electric B, Mulvihill, Dawn Unlimited (Sunday 6:45 AM) Classic towline, 1/2 A–AB Gas combined, Pee Wee 

30, 1/4A Nostalgia- 020 Replica Combined. 

These events can be flown on either day, but must be completed on the same day. 

$ 25 Entry fee covers all events. Awards to 3rd 

+ Weather permitting 

++ DT’s time exceeding 1 minute is deducted from the flight. 

Directions to the field are on 

Alan Abriss CD. 

Dave Acton 

contact person 

(cell) 914 393 7491 

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