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  1. Not about Bern but Sporting Code
  2. AZ Champs results

Not about Bern but Sporting Code

From: Leslie Farkas
Since the published letter of Frederic in SEN 2362, we received a number of comments from other competitors. I will not comment on the Bern contest because I was not there, therefore I do not qualify to agree or disagree with the organizer’s decisions.

Many of the people, who expressed their opinion, missed the point what Frederic want it to bring to the attention of Ian and the modeling community.  We are clearly facing some serious problems because individual’s interpretation or disregard of (some) of the sporting code.  The problem is going back many years ago when we started to change the wordings of the rules.  About ten years ago, when I was active in the Free Flight Subcommittee, I wrote to Ian that some of those changes allowed for interpretations and   “Sportsman will have to go to contests with a lawyer who can represent them in certain situations”.  Bogdan’s comments in SEN 2371 confirms exactly what I am talking about.   Ian and the FF Subcommittee have an important task, which is to make the rules clear, Black and White and CIAM to enforce those for organizers and competitors.  Organizers who fail to comply with the sporting code should face disciplinary action from CIAM.  This should apply to Continental and World Championships as well. We need a strong leadership and rules which are to be followed, so we can enjoy our sport to the fullest.

We all understand the difficulties which organizers and contest directors can face but the objective is not just to collect a large amount of entry fees but provide a fair and well run competition.

I was happy to read Ian’s reply to Frederic’s letter.  To eliminate any misunderstanding, in my view Frederic did not blame Ian but simply expressed his expectations for the involvement of the Chairman of our sport when changes contrary to the sporting code are made in a competition.   We all recognize that Ian is doing a good job and we are thankful for his contribution to aeromodelling.

Leslie Farkas

2107 Arizona Champs FAI Results

From : Peter Brocks
RESULTS 2017 FAI ARIZONA FREEFLIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS AT ELOY, ARIZONA
Dec. 2-3, 2017           Elmer Nelson, CD

F1A                     1    2    3    4    5 F/O  F/O      Total
1  Jim Parker            180  180  180  180  180  360  401    1661
2  Enes Pecenkovic  BIH  180  180  180  180  180  360  383    1643
3  Mike McKeever         180  180  180  180  180  319         1219
4  Shlomi Rosenzweig     180  180  180  180  180  215         1115
5  Jim Farmer            180  180  180  142  180               862
6  Jasminka Pecenk.BIH   180  180  175  140  180               855
7  Peter Allnutt         151  180  144  180  180               835
8  Peter Brocks          180  180  173  180  107               820

F1B                     1    2    3    4    5 F/O  F/O      Total
1  Mike Richardson       180  180  180  180  180               900

F1C/P                   1    2    3    4    5 F/O  F/O     Total
1  Randy Secor F1P       180  180  180  180  180  360  399    1659
2  Ed Carroll F1C        180  180  180  180  180  360  317    1577

F1Q                     1    2    3    4    5 F/O  F/O      Total
1  Tom Ioerger           180  180  180  180  180  300  375    1575
2  Jack Murphy           180  180  180  180  180  300  322    1522
3  Allan Mecham          180  169  170  180  180               879

F1G                     1    2    3    4    5 F/O  F/O      Total
1  Mike Richardson       120  120  120  120  120  300    3     903
2  Peter Brocks          120  120  120  120  120  300          900
3  Mike Fruciano         120  120    4                         244
4  Tom Ioerger           120  115                              235

F1H                     1    2    3    4    5 F/O  F/O      Total
1  Jim Parker            120  120  120  120  120  270          870
2  Mike McKeever         120  120  120  120  120  251          851

F1S                     1    2    3    4    5 F/O  F/O      Total
1  George Morris         120  120  120  120  120   95          695
2  Lee Hines             120  120  120  120  120   78          678
3  Allan Mecham          120  120  120  120  110               590
4  Jack Murphy            79  120  120  120  120               559