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  2. Texas has hills too

Kiwi Cup Mini Events

CD, Brian Van Nest  reports: Flyoff for mini’s this morning.  Weather has been beautiful, light breeze until evening, so to avoid trees we finished this morning.  Last evening the smoke filtered in and this morning very smoky. 11 major wildfires in California currently burning.  Off to F1E hill this morning.


F1G                                Rnd1 Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Rnd5    FO1  F02   TOTAL
1   Ladislav Horak               120   120   120   120   182    180  291    1071
2   Tony Matthews                120   120   120   120   120    180   90    870
3   Bernard Guest                120   120   120   120   120    119         719
4   Geralynn Jones               120   120   120   120   180    83          683
5   Jerry Fitch                  120   120   120   116   120                596
6   Tiffany Odell                120   120   120   120   105                585
7   Peter Brocks                 120   120   120   120    92                572
8   Kurt VanNest                  87   103   120    57   120                487
9   Tom Ioeger                   105   100   109    43   111                468

F1H
Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Rnd5       TOTAL

1   Blake Jensen                 120   120   120   120   120         600

F!J                                Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Rnd5  FO1   TOTAL
1   Faust Parker                 120   120   120   120   120   180   355   1135
2   Mike McKeever                120   120   120   120   120   180   241   1021
3   Terry Kerger                 120   120   120   120   120   DNF          600
4   Glen Schneider               120   113   106   120    93                552
5   Dave Parsons                 DNF   DNF   DNF   DNF

F1S                                Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Rnd5       FO4
1   Jack Murphy                  120   120   120   120   120           600
2   Julie Parker                 108   120   120   120   120           588
3   Bob Sifleet                  120   120   120   104   120           584
4   Terry Kerger                 120   107   118    95    74           514
5   Ben Tarcher                  107    53   115   120                 395
6   Larry Norvall                120   120    67                       307


Texas has hills too

From:Pete Reinhart

SEN 2900  Americas Cup comments:

1. Not to belabor an obvious dig at my home state, but Texas does have several excellent sites suitable for F1E participation.
The one that comes prominently to mind is the well known hang glider site 30-40 mile northwest of Austin.
It is essentially an isolated mound 3-400 feet high with road access to the top and to the landing fields below.
A low altitude flight in an appropriate type aircraft would find many more in the hill country and farther west.

2. May I mention also F1G as a non-controversial class with stable rules, satisfying performance, and a class that it is possible for the home-based gentleman craftsman to compete at the highest level?
I close with the oft quoted Bob Bullock saying, “God Bless Texas”

Pete Reinhart, Austin, Texas