NRCM to Host 6th Annual Northumberland Scale Aerobatic Challenge
This year's 6th Annual Northumberland Scale Aerobatic Challenge will take place on August 14th at our home field in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. For field directions click here.
Registration for the one-day competition will start promptly on the 14th at 8:30AM, with the competition kicking off at 9:30AM. Basic, Sportsman, Intermediate and Advanced classes will be flown. There will be a fee of $10 to help cover costs. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase. All competitors will be offered a short judging seminar the evening prior to the event to go over the finer points of judging scale aerobatics.
2015 Northumberland Scale Aerobatic Challenge Results
Overall, there were 10 pilots flying in this year's Northumberland Scale Aerobatic Challenge. In no particular order they were: Ben Lann (NRCM), Brandon Smith, Chris Garrett, Dayle Smith (NRCM), Fred Marshall (NRCM), Greg Carlen, Kelly Doary, Mike Notley (NRCM), Paul Sinnis (NRCM), and Sandy MacInnis. This year's contest attracted competitors from all over Nova Scotia and as far away as New Brunswick.
Dayle Smith won the Basic class edging out local newcomer Fred Marshall by only 387.5 points. It was great to watch both of these competitors fly. Fred in particular had some ups and downs this competition season but never gave up and put in a great bit of flying during the event.
Greg Carlen finished ahead of Sandy MacInnis in the Sportsman class. Greg has shown great improvement over the past two seasons and is really showing promise for the future. Sandy finally had some good luck with his troublesome engine and completed the entire competition dead stick free.
There were 6 pilots in the Intermediate class vying for first place. Kelly Doary came out on top again in the standings, but the rest weren't far behind. Paul Sinnis came in second, Ben Lann third, Mike Notley fourth, Brandon Smith fifth, and Chris Garrett sixth. Competition in the Intermediate class is getting tighter every event and looks like it will be very competitive for years to come.
A big thank you should go out to our Sponsors: MAAC, Great Hobbies, Maritime Hobbies, Tower Hobbies, Hobbico, and the UPS Store. We would also like to thank Chris Marshall and Emma Sinnis for barbequing and scoring duties throughout the day.
Thanks everyone again for supporting the event and we hope to see you again next year!
NRCM Go 1-2-3 at Avon Scale Aerobatics Competition
Four pilots from NRCM attended this year's Avon Scale Aerobatics Competition. They were: Ben Lann, Dayle Smith, Mike Notley, and Paul Sinnis.
In the Basic class, Dayle Smith finished off a great IMAC season with a very respectable third place finish with a final score of 3,587 points. The rumor mill is abound with talk that Dayle is moving up to Sportsman next year. From this observer’s perspective he definitely looks ready.
The Sportsman class was flown, but this time around NRCM didn’t have any pilots registered.
The most well attended class on the day was Intermediate, where five pilots competed for top honors. In the Intermediate class NRCM had three pilots registered, with all three finishing on the podium. Ben Lann took first place with 3993 points, due in part Paul teaching him that end points are in fact important when setting up an airplane. The race between Mike Notley and Paul Sinnis was again very close. This time, Paul came out on top bringing home 2nd place with 3977 points and Mike in third place with 3921 points. Provided that everyone sticks with the hobby, Intermediate in particular is shaping up to be very competitive for years to come.
Overall it was a very enjoyable day of flying and camaraderie among friends. The weather was sunny and wind free for most of day with the exception of the last round. Big thanks should go out to the Avon Club, and in particular, Sandy, Al and Bruce for putting on a great event!
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