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  1. Upcoming at Lost Hills 8, 9,and 10
  2. F1E Right After
  3. Square Peg
  4. Why – Because

Upcoming at Lost Hills 8, 9,and 10

San Valeers
http://www.lhffmaa.com/EVENTS%202022%20FLYERS/2022%20regular%20annual%20flyer.pdf

SCAMPS and SCIFs Texaco (and lots of other stuff too)

http://www.lhffmaa.com/EVENTS%202022%20FLYERS/2022%20Texaco%20Contest.pdf


Right  After

Right after the LH flatland San Valleers Annual on April 8-10 there will be two F1E contests on Holloway Hill:

The San Valeers Annual F1E run by Mike McKeever on April 11 and the Arizona F1E Champs run by Peter Brocks on April 12 – Reserve Day is April 13.


San Valeers Annual F1E
APRIL 11, 2022 (Monday)
LOST HILLS,
CALIFORNIA

This is our first effort at an F1E contest at the San Valeers Annual due to growing popularity of F1E…look forward to seeing everyone after the regular San Valeer weekend!

PLACE: Holloway Hill, 1.5 miles SE of Bissonette Mirage Field parking SCHEDULE: Five (5) 50-minute rounds
9:00 am Arrival on Holloway Hill
1st Round 10:00 – 10.50
2nd Round 11:00 – 11:50
3rd Round 12:00 – 12:50

4th Round 13:00 – 13:50
5th Round 14:00 – 14:50
Fly-off to be announced         Reserve Day March 13th if inclement weather AWARDS: 1st through 3rd place awards after completion of the contest CONTEST DIRECTOR: Mike McKeever (vamckeever@Aol.com)
ENTRY FEE: $25
NOTE: AMA membership is required.
2022 FAI Sporting Code will apply.
Timers will not be provided. Please team up for timing – time one, fly one. This is an America’s Cup contest.


ARIZONA F1E CHAMPS
APRIL 12, 2022 (Tuesday)
LOST HILLS, CALIFORNIA

PLACE: Holloway Hill, 1.5 miles SE of Bissonette Mirage Field parking
GPS COORDINATES: 35.655°N, 119.787°W.
SCHEDULE: Five (5) 50-minute rounds
9:00 am Arrival on Holloway Hill
1st Round   10:00 – 10.50
2nd Round  11:00 – 11:50
3rd Round  12:00 – 12:50
4th Round  13:00 – 13:50
5th Round  14:00 – 14:50
Fly-off to be announced

AWARDS: 1st through 3rd place awards after completion of the contest
CONTEST DIRECTOR: Peter Brocks    brocksarizona@cox.net
ENTRY FEE: $25
NOTE: AMA membership is required.
2022 FAI Sporting Code will apply.
Timers will not be provided. Please team up for timing – time one, fly one.
This is an America’s Cup contest.
In case of inclement weather, the Reserve Day is April 13, 2021.
With Covid still active please keep your distance.


 

A Square Peg

From:  Aram Schlosberg
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Flyoffs are intended to bring closure to contests.
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AMA concept of a record has a FIXED max and engine/motor run, flown freely over one day, independently of other fliers.(*)
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Occasionally records merge into an AMA contest, like Taron Malkhasyan winning the E36 contest at the 21′ Nats with a string of 28 maxes; quitting for lunch (+).
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FAI flyoffs are incremented. They are flown in 7 minute windows always against OTHER fliers. They are supposed to be flown in minimal thermal activity just after Dawn or late on the afternoons (with a notable recent exception).
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Why graft an alien AMA record structure onto a FAI contests? Have fun flying instead.
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Aram Schlosberg
(+) One exception is Mulvihill where maxes are incremented each flight.
(*) The record no longer holds since the motor run in the forth flight was reduced to 5 seconds on the 1st of January. ///


 

Why – Because

Because when someone (often a Junior) has some kind of exceptional performance, the reaction from someone at the scene will be ‘that’s go to be a record’.  This just clarifies what it is in the USA for a FAI class, … so if the flight fits they can claim the record. That’s fun for them.  Maybe for the hard core FAI type it is not such a big deal as winning a big World Cup event or the FAI event at Nats, but if it encourages or motivates someone, more power to it.