Weather Report

Muncie and Geneseo – and probably other flying sites – have been hit with very wet conditions this year.  FAC’er Tom Hallman sent in this “video of a modeler and equipment”.  It’s not far from the truth…

Fly when you can!  I’m sure I won’t be the only one at the non-Nats with untested planes!

–george

CONTEST RESCHEDULE – McCOOK @ Muncie

Due to interminable rain and wetter than usual conditions of the field, CD Pat Murray has postponed the annual McCook Squadron contest at Muncie.  Scratch this weekend (8/9 June) and pencil in next weekend (15/16 June – yeah, that’s Father’s Day) .

See you there – bring all your big ships!

–george

2019 non-Nats Preparations! Get Ready!

It’s that time again!  Here is the registration package (you can also find it on the Contest Calendar event for the Non-Nats).  It is in PDF, so you should be able to open it from where ever.

http://www.flyingacesclub.com/ContestFlyers/2019nnRegPackage.pdf

NOTE!!!!  You need to send in your registration to the address on the form (not to Rick or any other place).

Once you receive your Nats Registration Number, you can pre-register your models online.  This has proven to speed up the process immensely.  YOU MUST HAVE A REGISTRATION NUMBER or you cannot enter your models.  You will receive that number in an email once you are registered.  In addition, you will receive a link to the Add Models form online.

 

 

BLUE MAX! – John Diebolt

After many years of fits and starts, John Diebolt finally receives his Blue Max!  It was presented by our CinC, Dave Mitchell.  Photo by Wally Farrell.

Gone West: Jane Schlosberg

This comes from Bob Schlosberg and Tom Arnold:

“It is with sadness that family, friends, and the FAC has lost Jane Schlosberg, the first woman holder of the Blue Max. Jane, husband of HOF member Bob Schlosberg, built and flew scale models for years in the Southern California and Arizona contests and regularly handed us our heads on a plate. Her aircraft
were the equal of Bob’s and flew better as far as I was concerned. If you saw her entered into your event, you had better be playing your A game as she would take that Kanone in a heartbeat if you didn’t.  Jane’s wins were all against men—there were no powder puff events against just women. Her qualifying Blue Max win was in a WWI Mass Launch in the days of endless rounds down to the final two. HOF
member Dick Howard was her mentor in flying twins and her Arado 240 as an FAC Scale entry was magnificent on the judging table as well as in the air. That building and flying ability put her at the FAC rank of Brig. General with 26 Kanones. While she might have been a fierce competitor on the field, at the banquets and gatherings she was a warm and gracious friend that made you feel good just to be around her. It was no mystery why her husband had been chasing her since the 9 th grade. Their long and happy marriage was an inspiration to all. Jane’s flying was slowed by severe arthritis but then stopped abruptly by a stroke and she was in a nursing home for the last few years. She was visited faithfully every day by Bob until she finally slipped away. We will miss her terribly.

—–Tom Arnold”

photo from her online obituary

Kanones Updated!

The Kanone and Memorial lists have been updated.  This occurs at the beginning of every month – if I remember (hence the delay this month).

Significant notes:

One flyer earned a Blue Max (16 kanones) – Duke Horn from Texas.  We plan to award this in September at the FAC Outdoor Champs.

One Blue Max shipped to a recipient this month –  Don Smith from California.  Don does not plan to attend any upcoming “big” events, so we shipped it to his squadron leader for presentation.

Three flyers earned their first kanones this past month:

  • Ondrej Mitas
  • Scott Richlen
  • Steven Wrigley

Congratulations to all!

CDs – Outdoor flying season is nearly here – don’t forget to send in those contest reports (you can email results to kanonereport AT gmail.com)

Builders & Flyers – check out your local events – you don’t have to fly to get inspiration.   Look for one near you on the Calendar Page.

See you on the flying field!

’19 non-Nats News, Notes, and Nuances!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!  Prepare your planes; picayune to ponderous!  The Event Schedule for the Flying Aces Club 2019 Non-Nats Contest has been FINALIZED!  Find it HERE.

Note these Special Events!

  • Battle of Britain Mass Launch!  ONLY these planes on THIS LIST are Eligible! YES – that HIGH-WINGER IS ELIGIBLE!
  • One Design- EKW C-3603 TOTF!  This is the 2019 Cloudbusters One-Design for the non-Nats and Outdoor Champs. Artwork HERE.  (Rumor has it you can get a short kit somewhere – ask around).
  • the new NATIONAL AIR RACES Mass Launch!  For 1920 – 1939 racers that Raced in the US.  (verified Greve and Thompson planes NOT eligible – check the new rules.)

Note These Rule Clarifications!

  • FAC Peanut event – ALL Peanuts eligible. (no HWP at this non-Nats)
  • FAC Scale will be AVERAGE of THREE FLIGHTS with INVERTED SCORING (to continue testing of this scoring system)
  • FAC Peanut, Jumbo, and Giant will be Best One of Three Flights
  • ALL TOTF Non-Scale Events MUST have time-slips in by 4:30 to permit time for flyoffs, if needed.

And there’s more!  No-Blue-Max events!  On-Field BBQ!  Mega, Mega, Mega!  Golden Hour Flying!!!  The biggest FAC Contest of the year!  Be there or be square!

Check the FAC Calendar:
http://flyingacesclub.com/wp/fac-contests/fac-contest-calendar/

2019 non-Nats flyer: 
http://www.flyingacesclub.com/ContestFlyers/2019nonNats.pdf

Battle of Britain List:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_of_the_Battle_of_Britain#Full_list_of_aircraft

See you there!

 

North Goes South!

I just recorded the results from the King Orange contest.  Of note:

Vic Nippert won three kanones and

John Houck SR took Two Firsts and Two Seconds!

Well done!

NEW SQUADRON! – the Ventura Model Aviators

Steve Neill in California has started a new FAC Squadron.  He is calling the group the Ventura Model Aviators and has been assigned Squadron #50.  He has just a handful of members right now and is looking for more.  If you are a modeler in the area, just let him know!

Check out their web site – it looks like a good one!

https://theventuramodelaviators.home.blog/

CDs – Submit Your Contests!

The Contest Input Form is ACTIVE!

After a couple of hiccups (and back-burner naps), the Add Contest Page is active.  Thanks to IT Guru, Rick Pendzick, we have a way for you CDs to submit your local events.  Two important things will happen when you do this:  1) your contest will be logged on the FAC Contest Calendar (see the Calendar HERE) and 2) FAC members in the “local” area will be notified of an upcoming contest via email.  That email will contain all relevant contest information – AND – a Google Maps routing to the contest location!

CDs – PLEASE USE THIS FORM!  Find it HERE (also on the above menu under FAC Contests).

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