Santa Ana/Tustin Cat. IV Indoor Contest

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    Norm Furutani

    Santa Ana/Tustin Cat. IV Indoor Contest

    Indoor Flyers,
    After 8 months of negotiations, we are guaranteed dates of April 9, 10 and 11 for an indoor record trial and contest at the famous Tustin Blimp Hangar, Orange County, CA.
    If you want an opportunity to fly Cat. IV rubber, catapult, or HLG in this
    legendary facility here is your chance.
    Please contact us if you think that you can make it and which classes you would like to see flown.
    We may be limited to 40 spots so let us know
    Hope to see you there.

    Ralph Ray,
    Norm Furutani,
    Stan Buddenbohm,

    Lee Hines

    The latest & possibly final two bulletins on The Tustin Hanger Bash.
    April 9-10-11, 2010

    Tustin/Santa Ana Airship Hangar, Tustin, California

    NOW IS YOUR CHANCE to fly in one of the world’s best Category IV sites. The height to the bottom of the center beam is 167 feet. The catwalks are approx 135 feet high and are 140 feet apart, enabling record attempts in every Cat lV indoor Free Flight event. This is the site of Stan Buddenbohm’s record-setting “Holy Grail” HLG performances in October and November of 2009.

    The organizers wish simply to break even. The entry fee is $80 per flier (Anyone that puts up a flight, official or not). That’s for three full days of flying.

    The fine print:
    Due to occupancy restrictions for this event, by the owners, you MUST be pre-registered and on “THE LIST” to enter the base.
    Indoor Free Flight only. Gliders and rubber power.
    AMA license required for all flyers.
    FAI sanction will be in place for world record attempts.
    FAI license required for record attempt
    Flying hours are limited by natural light 8 a.m. to Dusk. The hangar will be open for setup Thursday, April 8th at 1pm. The contest will end two hours before dusk on Sunday. Contact Ralph Ray for details.
    AMA indoor rubber and glider only. No R/C or electric flying!
    Free parking on-site
    John Wayne/Orange county airport (SNA) is a mere 15 minutes’ drive
    Motel 6 Irvine is about 1 mile from the hangar. 1717 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA 92705. This is the most remarkable Motel 6 that I have ever seen. Highly recommended and special Record Trial rates. Be sure to mention the Blimp Hangar. (949) 261-1515
    Contact: Ralph Ray 619-504-2661

    Visit for the latest news and information, event/award updates, etc.

    [IMPORTANT: See the following post for page of hanger rules]

    Lee Hines

    Due to occupancy restrictions for this event, by the owners, you MUST be pre-registered and on “THE LIST” to enter the base.

    Absolutely no arguing with the CD, the job is hard enough. You may discuss your point and then accept the decision.

    NO smoking inside the building. Smoking is allowed outside but not within 50 ft of any structure.

    Carry out all trash, including cigarette butts.

    NO running inside the building, except during a hand launch.

    NO pets.

    There is no water. There is no electricity. There will be a porta-potty.

    There are good skylights but you might want to bring a battery powered worklight.

    If you want a place to work, or sit, you need to bring your own table and chair.

    Models that get stuck in the rafters, or on the mezzanine, are lost. There is NO climbing to retrieve a model. There should be some long poles and helium available.

    Do not go within 50 ft. of the construction curtains toward the north end. Do not take any photos of the construction, even in the background. Do not allow a model to go into that area. Everyone will need to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement about that construction.

    Keep the doors closed as much as possible. The opening of a door can disturb the air for several minutes.

    Observe the 10 mph speed limit at all times.

    The locked gate, number 14, is a mile from the hangar. It is imperative that you arrive and depart at one of the scheduled times. The gate will be locked at all other times. Some exceptions can be made on Thursday and for emergencies.

    For lunch the gate will be open at the beginning and at the end, not during. The contest will end 2 hrs prior to Sunday exit.

    Thursday, April 8, entry at 1pm Exit about dusk.

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday Apr. 9 – 11 Entry 7am Lunch 11 to 12:30 Evening exit about dusk.

    Lee Hines

    I just got word that there are still spots opening up on the attendance list for FLIERS that want to partake
    in this opportunity to fly at the Tustin Hanger Indoor Contest.

    Do not delay to contact Ralph Ray at the email or phone number above.

    Lee Hines

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