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SCAT Annual Results and Report

2022 SCAT Annual, Lost Hills, CA    March 12-14, 2022
CD: Jim Parker

Saturday
F1A
1 Enes Pecenkovic   240 180 180 180 180 180 180 1320
2 Ken Bauer         240 180 180 180 148 180 180 1288
3 Randy Secor       231 145 180 180 180 180 180 1276
4 Shlomi Rosenzweig 240 180 180 125 180 180 180 1265
5 Jim Parker        240 118 154 173 180 180 180 1225
8 Brian Van Nest      0 152 180 180 180 180 180 1052
9 Peter Allnutt     172 180 139 18   0  180 180 1031

F1B
1 Ron Felix     240 180 180 180 180 180 180 360 359 2039
2 Walt Ghio     240 180 180 180 180 180 180 360 308 1988
3 Ittai Kohavi  240 180 180 180 178 180 180 1318
4 Jerry Fitch   240 180 172 180 180 180 180 1312
5 Larry Norval  240 180 180 134 96 dnf dnf 830
6 Daryl Perkins 240 180 173 170 dnf 763

F1C
1 Guy Menanno 180 180 180 180 180 900

F1P
1 Jim Kelly    180 180 102 180 180 180 180 1182
2 Terry Kerger 180 180 180 124 180 dnf dnf 844

F1Q
1 Ben Tarcher     240 180 180 150 150 164 180 1244
2 Mike Richardson 240 180 145 18  dnf dnf dnf 583

1/2A Gas
1 Justin Martin 180 dnf dnf 180

Sunday

F1G
1 Jerry Fitch 120 120 120 120 108 588
2 Mike Richardson 120 120 120 120 70 550
3 Mike Pykelny 82 53 120 108 120 483

F1H
1 Jim Parker 120 120 120 101 120 581

F1S
1 Brian VanNest 120 116 120 120 120 596
2 Larry Norval 120 120 120 110 43 513
3 Guy Menanno 82 108 110 75 120 495
4 Ben Tarcher  120 104 29 90 120 463

E36
1 Lee Hines 70 77 114 261

1/2A Nostalgia
1 David Martin 102 132 180 414

A Nostalgia
1 Justin Martin 95 180 dnf 275

P30
1 Art Chmielewski 120 dnf dnf       120


The decision to move the SCAT annual one week forward looked to be the right decision in that the Grapevine did have snow on Friday and Saturday but I don’t think it was shut down. Brian VanNest was at Lost Hills on the original scheduled date and reported it was very windy that Saturday morning but calmed enough to do some nice LDA F1A flying. The next morning was great flying conditions for Brian. I do understand the date change prevented the three Goldstein F1A flyers from attending but it did allow Ron Felix to come out from the east coast.

The contest started on Saturday with beautiful Lost Hills flying weather although the thermals were tricky. Enes was the only max out in F1A. Only two max outs in F1B: Ron Felix and Walt Ghio with an honorable mention to Ittai Kohavi who dropped only 2 seconds and Jerry Fitch who dropped 8 seconds. Both Walt and Ron maxed the 6 minute flyoff flight. On the 8 minute flyoff flight, Walt DT’d early to stay out of the trees doing 308 seconds. He had an engagement and had to leave Saturday. Ron let his model fly and was just short of 6 minutes and into the trees. He easily found the model with GPS but dark was closing in. He and Doc Schneider got the model on Sunday morning and I believe in good conditions. Guy Menanno was the only F1C flyer, trimming a folder and doing 5 maxes.  Jim Kelly won F1P.

Oh how Lost Hills can change its demeanor! Cold and windy from the west. I cancelled the mini-event tiebreaker rounds and then moved the line to the west. By 10 am it had warmed up and calmed down. We got 3 rounds completed and the wind shifted 180 degrees so back to the central flight area. No max outs. Brian VanNest won F1S dropping only 4 seconds. I was the only F1H flyer and dropped 19 seconds. F1G was looking like a fly off with Jerry Fitch and Mike Richardson both maxed through 4 rounds. Jerry flew first and got caught in a wind gust and dropped 12 seconds. Mike waited for some time for better conditions. When he did launch the model looked OK but an early DT ended a possible exciting ending.

We had a few AMA- Nostalgia flyers, David and Justin Martin from the Fresno club fly gas, Art Chmielewski with a beautiful P30 and our own special Lee Hines flying E36.

The wind was increasing so a quick awards presentation was done and like that Lost Hill flying site had only 3 RVs staying over a windy Sunday night. Of course Monday morning had perfect weather which I used to test out a turbulation idea on a glider.

Contest Director, Jim Parker AMA 89015