VALLEY R/C 41st ANNUAL FUN FLY CONTEST
Round Top Park – Athens, Pa. July 20 & 21, 2013
Hi there- Well it has been a while since the fun fly, we are all the way up to Christmas season. Oh how time flys. I would like to pass along that I have decided to give the CD role a break and let some new or old blood run the show for a while. I think I been at it 12 or 13 years now. I will still look forward to seeing everyone at the contest. With that I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and the best in 2014. See you at a field somewhere. -Champ
19 entrants from Canada, Connecticut, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania competed at the VRCMC 41st Annual Competition Fun Fly. Weekend had excellent weather. Friday evening we had Pizza for dinner with flying continuing to dark and past with planes with lights installed. Campfires Saturday night provided some opportunity to kick back and relax with friends. Open flying before and between the rounds of competition added more fun to the contest. Friday and Saturday evening the air was filled with airplanes and helicopters.
The playing of the National Anthems of Canada and the USA started the contest each day. Junior, Sportsman and Expert Classes of Fun Fly were able to complete 3 rounds during the week-end. Competition flying was held until 4 pm on Saturday and 1:30 on Sunday.
Six Junior Class Entrants keep the VRCMC tradition of promoting R/C to our younger flyers. The event winners and entrants received Baron Engraved Awards, VRCMC plaques (made by the AMA), and prizes from BARON TECHNOLOGIES, ROLLY SIEMONSEN, VRCMC MEMBERS, BEV TURNER, NCFFA, BSI, RADIO CONTROL MODELS, SULLIVAN, MASTER AIRSCREW, SIG, LONE STAR BALSA, CASTLE CREATION, DREMEL TOWER HOBBIES, MICRO-FASTENERS, PROPWASH VIDEO, RTL, BALSA USA, HOBBICO, BOCA BEARINGS. PLEASE SUPPORT THESE SPONSORS !
The Saturday Picnic Dinners were catered by Corning Catering BBQ with pulled pork sandwiches, sausage and chicken along with sides, dessert was provided by better halves of flyers and club members, THANK YOU ! Hotels, campers, homes, tents, and vehicles provided a place to rest after the evening campfires.
Jim Champion CD’d the contest. VRCMC members and families covered the duties during the contest. Dean Luchaco was in charge of the cook crew, which included Dr. Paul, Walter Lints and Jim Spencer. Dan, Don, Steve and Eric were the judges that scored the flights. Dan, Rolly and Jim Spencer crunched numbers for the scoreboard.
The Crash Award was given to Jeff Roark for his repeated offenses all weekend. Raffle winner was Paul Buckthal.
Great flying by the winners of the contest, Mike Siemonsen in Expert, Jeff Roark in Sportsman, Sarah Champion in Junior.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for helping to make the VALLEY R/C Club’s 48th Year and 41st edition of the FUN FLY CONTEST another success. It is the people at the contest that made it great! Our Club and our families have had many great times at Fun Fly’s over the years. We look forward to our next chance to visit and fly with our friends. Please join us next year to mark our 42nd Annual Fun Fly Contest on July 19 & 20th, 2014. A relaxed contest format will continue to be used as we celebrate 4+ decades of fun and competition.
Jim Champion CD – AMA #5414