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  1. Help wanted at the USA Team Selection event
  2. 42nd Annual Sierra Cup
  3. KOTUKU CUP
  4. Rubber wanted
  5. Wanted: C/D size Mexi-boy plan

Help wanted at the USA Team Selection event
From: Mike McKeever

I have accepted the job of recruiting timers for The United States Team Selection Contest to be held at Lost Hills from October 10 through October 14.  Normally entrants are required to time one of the days however due to the fact there are many more F1B (rubber) flyers than either F1A (glider) or F1C (power)  flyers, more timers are required during the F1B event.  There will also be additional timers required when F1C flyers time the F1A event on Thursday October 11th.  We will need approximately 14 timers for Thursday October 11th and approximately 10 timers for Saturday, October 13th.  Friday is covered as that is when F1B times for the Finals.

I would like to compile a list of available timers and assign them to various positions on the line for the F1A (Thursday) and F1B (Thursday and Saturday). Requirements are relatively basic; you should have the eye sight to time an airplane over four minutes and have binoculars.  Should you not have binoculars, arrangements can be made for you to borrow some.

Please contact me at either (916) 390-3212 or by E-mail at vamckeever@aol.com to volunteer.  This is a great way to see FAI free flight events; the equipment that is used and the strategies future World Championship Team Members use to make the team.  The World Champs will also be at the Lost Hills field at approximately the same time of year in 2019 and timers will be required at that event as well.  Thank you in advance for your help.

Mike McKeever

42nd Annual Sierra Cup
FAI International Free Flight Contest
October 7-10, 2018
A World and America’s Cup Event
Sponsored by: Southern California Aero
Team Lost Hills, California, USA

A CHANCE TO FLY ON THE SAME FIELD AT THE SAME TIME OF THE YEAR AS
THE 2019 WORLD CHAMPS

Schedule of Events:
Sunday, October 7 F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q Seven one hour rounds starting at 8 AM with extended first round maxes of 240 seconds in all events. Fly offs will be posted after round 7.

Monday, October 8 F1G, F1H, F1P/J, F1S A shared day with the Kotuku Cup Mini events with five rounds starting at 9 AM (90 minutes to fly two flights, Kotuku Cup first followed by Sierra Cup). Note Kotuku Cup first round (see Kotuku Cup 1st round schedule) is an unlimited flight to the ground and will determine winner after 5 rounds and Sierra Cup fly offs to be posted following the 5th round.

Tuesday, October 9 Reserve Day and F1E On the Hill Potential morning fly offs for previous days events starting at 7 AM with 10 minute or more max as well as reserve day due to previous bad weather. F1E on hill starts at 10 AM. Reserve day for F1E is October 10.

The contest will be run to current FAI rules and maxes in seven round format. No moto- flapping. FAI Stamp should be shown at registration if flying for World Cup points. AMA and Lost Hills Field Association memberships or field rental mandatory.

Entries will be processed on the field. For further Information contact:
Mike McKeever – CD (916) 390-3212 vamckeever@aol.com
Entry Fees: F1A, F1B, F1C F1Q and F1E $30 F1G, F1H, F1J/P and F1S $15 Junior flyers $5 per event

KOTUKU CUP
Oct 5th– 8th
Reserve Oct 9th, 2018 at Lost Hills Field, CA
Sponsored by Southern California Aero Team
WORLD CUP of NEW ZEALAND
AMERICAS CUP

SIERRA CUP POTLUCK- BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE – SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE
FIELD- AFTER FLYOFFS

Friday, Oct 5th F1E 5 rounds starts at 10:00 am

Saturday, Oct 6th: F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q, F1P
Seven [7] one hour rounds start @ 8:00 AM with extended max times
F1A ,F1B,  F1C,  F1P and F1Q -240 seconds first round
Remaining round maxes are 180 sec.
Fly off schedule 30 min after end of last round. Event start times will be posted
7 ROUNDS IS AN APPROVED EXCEPTION TO 2018 REGULATIONS

MONDAY OCT 8TH  F1G, F1H,  F1J,  F1S
Tie Breaker flight to the ground. F1G 7:30- 7:40; F1H 7:45-7:55; F1S & F1J 8:10 – 8:20
There may be a slight delay if F1A, F1B, F1C require morning fly offs
Standard Four [4) rounds 90 minute long starting @ 9AM, 120 sec maxes,
Fly to the ground to count as round 1 and will be the flyoff tiebreaker
90-minute rounds to be shared with Sierra Cup
F1S Tie breaker as above 10-second motor run-time to the ground
F1S will run in rounds the same as F1H, F1G, & F1J (10 sec motor run- 2 minute max)

Entry Fees:
FAI events: FIA, B, C, P, Q & E; $30 each
$15 each for F1H, F1G, F1J, F1S
AMA age juniors: $5/event

Awards
Trophies awarded for 1-2-3 places in F1A, B, C, G, H, S, Q, & E
Junior Hi-Time Trophy Glider, Rubber

F1P & F1J   1st only

Notes:
AMA & Lost Hills Field Assn memberships are MANDATORY
FAI events run to the 2018 FAI rules
F1E Reserve Day Wednesday October 9th
FAI License is required for those competing for World Cup points and must be shown at
registration on the field.
Flight line will move as needed to avoid retrieval from fields of trees
No Moto-flapping
RDT allowed all events.

Contest Director
Brian Van Nest
2346 Cheyenne Dr
Bishop CA 93514
Home 760-873-5073
Cell 760-937-0177
Bisheatf1a@aol.com

 Rubber wanted
from John Clapp
I am looking for 1/8″ April 16 or June 16 Super Sport Rubber
Thanks,
John (jmcf1b@gmail.com)

Wanted: C/D size Mexi-boy plan

From:George Voss

I’m looking for a large Mexi-boy plan to help out a friend.  If you have a
plan, please contact me.  gavoss@swbell.net <mailto:gavoss@swbell.net>
Thanks.