Category Archives: Events

posts regarding contests or events that I have or will be attending.

Volaré 2021 Year in Review

Well, yesterday was the last contest (for me) in 2021.  I flew in four events and won one of them – and I “could” have won all four.  I almost feel like karma followed me to Pontiac yesterday:  I’ve been … Continue reading

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2021 FAC Outdoor Champs – Minus the Ted Dock

Another LONG missive… For a couple weeks, I’ve had this feeling for foreboding – or at least a feeling of ill-preparedness.  In fact, this entire year I have been behind the curve (I feel like I am repeating myself).  Maybe … Continue reading

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Back from the Nats – Ups and Downs

IMPORTANT NEWS BELOW THE NATS REPORTS Wow – it’s been a week since I returned from two weeks of Nats flying; first the AMA Indoor Nats in Pontiac, MI and then the AMA Outdoor Nats  in Muncie, IN.  Apparently, I’m … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears for the Nats

Today is the Sunday before the Indoor Nats start and a week before the Outdoor Nats – and I better start preparing.  Not only do I need to gather my models and documentation, but I need to mentally prepare as … Continue reading

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Flying Outdoors Again! the McCook at Muncie Contest

FINALLY, we get to go back outdoors for “big” contests, after missing all of last year.  Every June, the McCook Squadron (Dayton, Ohio) hosts a two-day FAC contest at the AMA Flying site in Muncie, Indiana.  It really has the … Continue reading

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End of March – Products, etc…

Wow, I haven’t posted on here in 6 weeks!  Let’s see if I can provide some updates. ACTIVITY: In our (the Cloudbusters) monthly Indoor contests, I’ve been trying to “get better”.  The AMA indoor Nats are going to be held … Continue reading

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2020 Hindsight Into 2021

Wow, 2020 was quite the year.  I don’t really need to review any of the things that affected us as a country and the world – all of us lived that and I am sure that 2020 will not rank … Continue reading

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Never Say Never – Spitfire NoCal for Indoor

I have never really wanted to build a Spitfire.  I did build a Guillows one back before I knew the first thing about Free Flight, but haven’t felt any need to since – up until now.  To me, their proportions … Continue reading

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A Sentimental Journey to Dayton, Ohio

A LONG write-up about a small contest. Saturday, I went to an FAC Contest.  The McCook Field* Squadron, #5 in the FAC lore, is a low-key group of flyers that has been around since the beginning, thanks primarily to Frank … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun – 26 July

It’s funny how perceptions change.  Prior to this year, it might have been “too windy” to fly.  It really wasn’t, but we get spoiled.  Now, since many of us are self-isolating and most forms of entertainment are no longer available, … Continue reading

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