1. Dan on the Fin 2. PATTERSON MEMORIAL 3. NFFS News 4. F1J Transportation Help wanted
Dan on the Fin
The white fin doesn't improve visibility, it enables visibility. As an addendum- painting the tops of the wingtips is another helpful hint. All of this is to aid the timekeeper when timing to the ground. The last 50 feet and lower in front of ground clutter are where it really helps. Unless you're flying over snow. Dan Berry
PATTERSON MEMORIAL Nov 16th & 17th Reserve Nov 18th , 2019 at Lost Hills Field, CA
AMERICAS CUP Contest Sanction No.
Saturday, Nov 16th: F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q, F1P Seven  one hour rounds start @ 7:30 AM with extended max times F1A, F1B, F1C, and F1Q: 240 sec F1P 240 sec Remaining round maxes are 180 sec. Fly off schedule 30 min after end of last round. Event start times will be posted
Sunday, Nov 17th: F1G, F1H, F1J, F1S Tie Breaker flight to the ground. F1H 7:30-7:40; F1G 7:45-7:55; F1S & F1J 8:00:-8:10 There may be a slight delay if F1A, F1B, F1C require morning fly offs Standard Five  rounds 45 minute long starting @ 8:30 AM, 120 sec maxes. 2 FO flights starting 45 min after end of last round Event start times will be posted If tied at end of standard rounds, tie breaker flight time add
Tie breaker as above 10 second motor run timed to the ground F1S will run in rounds the same as F1H & F1G ( 10 sec motor run 2 minute max) Fly off 1 will be 5 second motor run 2 minute max Fly off 2 will be 5 second motor run 3 minute max If there is tie after 5 rounds +2 fly offs tie breaker will be based on early morning flight. Entry Fees: FAI events: FIA, B, C, G, H, J, P, Q; $25 first event, $10 for second
AMA age juniors: $5/event,
Awards Trophies awarded for 1-2-3 places in F1A, B, C, G, H, and F1S Perpetual trophies for F1A, B, C, G, H, J (if they show up at the field)! Junior Hi-Time Trophy Glider, Rubber
F1J, F1Q & F1P 1st only
Notes: AMA & Lost Hills Field Assn memberships are MANDATORY FAI events run to the 2019 FAI rules
Flight line will move as needed to avoid retrieval from the trees No Moto-flapping RDT allowed all events.
2019 Symposium in the online store at freeflight.org
F1J Transportation Help wanted
From: Greg Stewart