Alfreton 9 December 2017
Computer input: Leanne Clayton.
FAI Judges: Ashley Hoyland, Alan Clayton.
Judges:Most pilots plus Gerard Gaynor, Garry Oliver, Simon Wood.
This was John's first competition as Contest Director. It all ran very smoothly and on time. Six rounds for everyone and three rounds of F3PAM.
It was good to welcome Simon, Tom and Charlie Wood to their first GBR/CAA F3P competition and extra congratulations to Tom for his win in 'C', both he and Alan Clayton achieving a promotion score on every flight, (hint - hint Alan - promotion scores --- but may be it was just the judges that where consistently high).
Flying the 'B' newly promoted Rory Tooley showed the way with Lee again taking promotion from last year in second place and John with more on his mind as CD came a worthy third.
Special congratulations go to the three Team Selection pilots who flew the AP and AF schedules.
Thanks to Leanne who always quietly enters all the scores and controlled the music for the F3PAM rounds.
BMFA Team Selection:
First Place, Liam Clayton.
2nd, Paul Wilcockson.
3rd, John Gaynor.
GBR/CAA 'B' Schedule:
First Place, Rory Tooley.
2nd, Lee Backrath.
3rd, John Day.
GBR/CAA 'C' Schedule:
First Place, Tom Wood.
2nd, Alan Clayton.
3rd, Ashley Hoyland.
First Place, Luke Oliver.
2nd, Liam Clayton,
3rd, Rory Tooley.
Buckminster 6th December 2017
Thanks go to John Morton again for giving up his day to help, but secretly I think wanted to start practicing the Intermediate schedule after his success in Clubman last year, seriously though, it would not have been the same with out John being there.
*We set up in the workshop this time to make it a bit more cosy with three pilots attending, Tony and Barry returning for the second and third times respectively and for Paul a first for a taste of what was on offer. Paul flew a Curare and a Bullet both using IC.
We started around 10am with a bit of model setup in the events centre and then spent most of the day outside. It was cold with a 10/12 mph wind blowing slightly out from the left but all pilots getting more fights than they expected under supervision.
There is a promise that we may see Barry at our first competition at Skelbrooke next year in April.
I think everyone got what they wanted from the day even if the conditions were not ideal. Thank you from me to everyone for joining in and making it such an enjoyable day.
Minsthorpe - 12 November 2017
Buckminster - 1 November 2017
Sculthorpe - 1st October 2017
Skelbrooke – 16th September 2017
Buckminster - 6th September 2017
Triple Crown Deeside - 1st-3rd September 2017
BMFA Nationals – 26th-28th August 2017
Flightline Control: Linda Shepherd, Eugene Anker.
Judges: Alan Simmonds, Brian Hoare, Adrian Harrison, Steve Underwood, Garry Peacock, Ken Moss, Mark Pearce, Gerhard Fehringer.
Public Address: Stuart Mellor.
Public Relations: Ashley Hoyland
Was this the best weather we have ever had for our BMFA National Championship? Including Friday we had 4 days of perfect weather with just a bit if a wind on Monday around lunchtime. Competition was very close in the first three rounds of the 'P' and 'F' with only one point separating the top two pilots competing for the BMFA British Nationals Championship title. For our FAI 'P' only flyers, Ian Mould took four of the six rounds but both Adrian Harrison and Ken Moss took one round each. Eugene Anchor had a relaxed time in Masters as did Phil Lewis in Intermediate, but in Clubman four pilots, two for who this was their first GBR/CAA competition and for three pilots this was their first Nationals. John Morton took 5 of the 6 rounds with Micheal Broad taking the 6th round. In the 6th round John put in some good scores but then had a problem counting to two in his spin. Well done to all our Clubman pilots.
Podium: BMFA British Nationals F3A Champion: First Place, Matt Hoyland. 2nd, Keith Jackson. 3rd, Steve Underwood.
FAI 'P' Schedule: First Place, Ian Mould. 2nd, Mark Pearce. 3rd, Steve Plummer.
Masters: Eugene Anker.
Intermediate: Philip Lewis.
Clubman: First Place, John Morton. 2nd Michael Broad. 3rd Ralph Arrow.