SEN 2651

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  1. Sierra Cup and Kotuku Cups photos
  2. “How to win a fly-off?
  3. Re: SEN 2650
  4. Fab Feb 2020

Sierra Cup and Kotuku Cups photos
From: Malcolm Campbell

Hi Roger
Here are my photos from the Sierra Cup and the Kotuku Cup.  The Sierra Cup photos also include some AMA action.  I love the sight and sound of the big gas birds!

SIERRA CUP and AMA events  (295 photos)

KOTUKU CUP   (50 photos)  Sorry I missed F1B and F1C, we were up in Sequoia National Park that day!


“How to win a fly-off?
From: A. N. Archaeologist

If you are the best, piggy back off the second best.

And if you believe in omens, fly at the opening or the closing bell.

But when the line is long, the winner is picked by the thermal goddess herself”.

Found inscribed on a white stone from the remains of a cultic temple in Lost Hills, dated back to the early 21st century. Believed to be a cult that worshiped a heavenly thermal [?] entity by throwing up objects [?] over a time period marked by bells [?]. The role of pigs [?] is a mystery and the line might be the number of worshipers participating in the ceremony.

One possible hypothesis is that the worshiper whose object stayed up the longest won the goddess’ favor. Another is that the winner’s object just evaporated into thin air.

Re: SEN 2650
From:Joan and Howard

Thanks Brian and Mal Pal for the fab fotos.

Fab Feb 2020
We have received numerous questions about the Fab Feb dates.  As mentioned above all events are subject to official confirmation as they need sanctions from both the FAI and the various NACs.  The World Cup dates are approved by the CIAM in November.

And we got more …. Requests that is

Preliminary information is:

* Online sign up for FAI events – timeframe to be announced, but after the World Champs.
* Friday sign up for the FAI events at Lost Hills Community Center on 7 Feb.
* Ike/Kiwi on 8-10 Feb with the F1ABCPQ World Cup on Saturday 8 Feb.
* The North American World Cup is on 12 Feb.
* The 2 F1E events are on Monday 10 (Kiwi)and Thurs 13 Feb. (Cal Cup- MaxMen)
* The Ladies Tea Party on Tues 11 Feb
* International Dinner and Dumplings   partly “sponsored” by the Chinese Team in the evening on Tuesday 11 February with reserve date on Thursday 13 February
* The MaxMen International starting on Friday 14 with World Cup F1B, F1C & F1P and
* F1A and F1Q on Saturday 15.
* The MaxMen Mini Events on Sunday 16 February
* America’s Cup Banquet will be on 14 or 15 Feb (Friday or Sat) depending on venue availability.

As usual the Ike will have a variety of AMA events on 8 and 9 February.  We are working on those details
There will be the usual online entry for the FAI events for all contests will be available in due course.
The above schedule is subject to official confirmation and details such as starting times, reserve days, entry fee will appear in the official event announcements.

There is an item on the SEN Website where more information will be added “real soon now”