Jun 132010
 

We had great luck with the weather and excellent help from the participants.

Watch this space for results, a more detailed report and pictures.

Robert Turner took these flying over the field. Thank you, Bob!

We had a B-2 fly-by on Saturday. These pictures were taken by Dev Devreaux at the New Garden airshow – thanks to Dick DuPont for sharing and to Dev for allowing us to post them. Dev is an architect and accomplished author – check out his book on Amazon.

This video from YouTube was taken at the airshow:

Robert McCoy took these pictures with his iPhone:

We had 25 pilots on Saturday ( 15 Experts, 9 sportsmen, 1 novice) traveling from as far as New Hampshire. One of the participants, Reto Fiolka, a native of Switzerland, is very well known in F3B circles. He seemed to enjoy American style thermal duration competition. He and Mike Mike Lakowski put on an impressive F3B demo after the contest with speed times in the 15 second range – you had to be there! The contest went smoothly thanks to the help from all the ESL guys. We had winds from the south at < 10 mph. The temperature was not as gruesome as two years ago but we hit the high 80s. We flew seven rounds with a very competitive field. In an effort to avoid thunderstorms, we had the pilots meeting at 8:15am on Sunday. 21 pilots participated. We finished six rounds in 90 degree humidity with winds from the west at < 10 mph before lunch - including birthday cake! The participants commented on having had a great time and looking forward to next year. We'll see you back at our field in 2011, if not before!

SKSS ESL
2010-06-12 (Saturday & Sunday totals)

Name

Class

Saturday

Sunday

Total

Lachowski,
Michael

ex

7503

6406

13909

Huffman,
Neal

ex

7412

6458

13870

Fiolka,
Reto

ex

7348

6363

13711

Guide,
Tony

ex

7151

6475

13626

Griffeth,
James

ex

7349

5999

13348

Zyga,
Leszek

ex

6801

6349

13150

Bustamante,
Luis

ex

6979

5659

12638

Beach,
David

ex

6526

6090

12616

Schlitzkus,
Peter

ex

6345

6232

12577

Lucke,
Steve

ex

6577

5706

12283

Buxton,
Robert P.

ex

6800

5468

12268

Roberts,
Reid

ex

6414

5736

12150

Robinett,
Chuck

ex

6581

5540

12121

Bitzer,
John

ex

5467

6177

11644

Hart,
Dale

ex

5408

0

5408

Jones,
Robert

n

603

0

603

Ashinsky,
David

sp

6671

5736

12407

Heller,
Preston

sp

6604

5426

12030

Turner,
Robert

sp

6625

4502

11127

Terfloth,
Gerald

sp

6068

4836

10904

Turner,
Christopher

sp

4682

5445

10127

Reeve,
Charles

sp

5066

3862

8928

Procino,
Anthony

sp

3437

5026

8463

Fiederlein,
Taylor

sp

5123

0

5123

Widrick,
David

sp

2413

0

2413