25 entrants from Canada, Connecticut, New Jersey, NewYork, Ohio and Pennsylvania competed at the VRCMC 42nd Annual Contest & Fun Fly. The weekend had excellent weather with lots of sun and minimal wind. Friday evening we had Pizza for dinner with flying continuing to dark and after with planes with lights installed. Campfires on Friday & Saturday night provided some opportunity to kick back and relax with friends. Open flying and competition flying at two flight circles added more fun to each day. A large crowd of spectators kept the cook shack busy. Friday and Saturday evenings included lots of flying too. A flyer from New Jersey, Jason C, said he had more flights here than at any other event he has attended. That is what a Fun Fly is all about! Jeff Winemiller had a Time Flys Hobbies trailer selling hobby items. His helpers were Larry Cobb & David Hau. David lives in China and attends college in New York. He gets the travelled the furthest award for the week-end. 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 4 rounds of double flights during the week-end competition. When not competing many flyers entertained us with plane & heli demos.
Seven Junior Class Entrants aged 5 to 13 continued the VRCMC tradition of promoting R/C to our young flyers. Flyers Luke S & Adam T flew their flights with no help from their coaches. We had 4 girls and 3 boys in Junior Class. Sixteen years young Alex Turner flew in the Expert Class competition.
The event winners and entrants received Baron Engraved Awards, VRCMC plaques (made by the AMA), and prizes from BARON TECHNOLOGIES, ROLLY SIEMONSEN, VRCMC MEMBERS, TIME FLYS HOBBIES, LANTZ’S HOBBY SHOP, SULLIVAN PRODUCTS, NCFFA, BSI, RADIO CONTROL MODELS, APC PROPS, SIG, CASTLE CREATION, DREMEL, TOWER HOBBIES, MICRO-FASTENERS, RTL, BALSA USA, HOBBICO, BOCA BEARINGS, FOX, TRU-TURN, JAMIE BUTLER & LITTLE TREES and SPORT FLYER MAGAZINE. PLEASE SUPPORT THESE SPONSOR’S ! They donated over $1800 in prizes!!
The Saturday Picnic Dinner was catered by Corning Catering BBQ & Dean L with pulled pork sandwiches, sausage and chicken along with sides and dessert was provided by the wives of flyers and club members. Hotels, campers, homes and tents provided a place to rest after the evening campfires.
Dan L CD’d the contest. VRCMC members and families covered the duties during the contest. Dean L was in charge of the cook crew, which included Dr. Paul & Walter L. Steve L created the events and was Chief Judge with Rick B, Jim C & other VRC Members who helped score the flights. Dan & Luke S used Rolly’s a/c equipped camper to determine the final scores. THANK YOU to all who helped!
The Crash Award was given to Steve L for his Turnbuckle and DLG Glider snafu’s. MiniBuckle Kit Raffle winner was Sally Cady from Horseheads NY who chose the $50 cash prize option. Entrant’s Raffle Winner was Alex Foley from Canada. His prize was a Sullivan Products Electric Starter.
Great Event Flying resulted in these contest winners: Rolly Siemonsen in Expert, Vinnie Quartararo in Sportsman, 5 year young Kailin Rodmell in Junior. Everyone who entered received prize bags of goodies.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for helping to make the VALLEY R/C CLUB’s 50th YEAR and 42nd 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 in 2015 to mark our 43rd Annual Fun Fly Contest. July 18 & 19 is the tentative date. A relaxed contest format will continue to be used as we celebrate 4+ decades of fun and competition.
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