Competitions

Club Awards for 2018

Awards for 2018 presented at the club AGM in January 2019:

Clubman of the Year – Mark Agate

Most Improved Flyer – Bob Hill

Presidents Trophy – Steve Hastings

Chuck Glider Comp – Andy Palmer

Fun Fly A Cert – Bob Hill

Fun Fly B Cert – Mark Agate

Competitions coming up this year at PAM

Chuck Glider Competition 2019

We held the annual Chuck Glider Competition on 11th July on the field behind the village hall at Buriton. The idea of the comp is to keep it simple, build or buy your own glider (depending on how competitive you’re feeling) bring it down to the field and have a laugh  with the other Lads. The comp consists of 6 flights and the longest accumulative time from these 6 flights wins. 

This year the competition was reasonably well supported and the first three places went to:

Andy Palmer 84.5 seconds
Mark Agate 38.5 seconds
Ron Vears 37.8 seconds

Club Build

At the meeting on 16th May 2019, this years club models, the Stickys, were brought along and judged by all the members present. Six Stickys were built and the five present at the meeting were judged by the members. The voting slips had three categories to be considered and the results were as follows: Most Original Design – Mark Agate, Best Looking Model – Ron Vears, Least Likely To Fly – Alan Wood The test flights were on Sunday 19th May 2019 and most of them flew well!

Fun Fly Competition

After a reasonable success with he competition with a few club members getting involved we will be carrying out the competition again this year.  Hopefully some of you will give it a go this year. Remember its just for fun. So the idea of this is a bit of club fun with each other and individually.  Its a great opportunity to improve those skills and tighten of your control!  So what have you got to lose.  This will run throughout the year until a close date is given, and there will be two categories for the A + B holders as we want to keep it as fair as possible! So the skills we are looking at are all fun fly skills and here they are:

  • Most loops in 1 minute.
  • Most touch and goes in 90 seconds.
  • Spot landings, spot to be in centre of patch, and pilots are to stand by the wind sock.  Motor to be cut as soon as wheels hit the ground, natural inertia is ok.  Measurement is closest point of the aircraft to the centre of the spot (closest wins of course).
  • Most Spins from a 20 second climb.
  • Climb and glide from a 20 second climb (from wheels leaving the ground at take off) NO GLIDERS.
  • Shortest timed flight from take off (wheels rolling), including a circuit and landing (wheels stopping) Crashes don’t count!
  • Timed flight. From take off (wheels rolling, no hand launches allowed) fly and land (wheels stopping) in exactly 60 seconds. Score 1 point for every second under or over 60 seconds. Lowest score wins. No timers allowed, pilot must count the time himself.

The tasks can be attempted at any time and with any model (apart from the climb and glide), as long as you have a timer and a judge (which can be anyone) with you to witness the attempt.  You can have as many attempts as you want through out the year.  Email your results to Keith Evans who will keep the records.  Points win prizes and trophies will be given at the end of the year to members who achieve the best results in the fun fly disciplines within the A cert and B cert categories. HAPPY FLYING

Fun Fly Leader Board 2019

Positions to date:-

Category

Pilot

Time/Dist/Num

Touch ‘N’ Go

A

1:

2:

3:

B

1: Steve Hastings

2:

3:

11

Loops

A

1: 

2:

3:

B

1: Mark Agate

2:

3:

23

Spins

A

1:

2:

3:

B

1: Mark Agate

2: Steve Hastings

3:

19

15

Climb ‘N’ Glide

A

1:

2:

3:

B

1: Chas Butler

2: Chas Butler

3:

2 mins 14 secs

1 min 40 secs

Shortest Flight

A

1:

2:

3:

B

1: 

2:

3:

Spot Landing

 

A

1: John Wheeley

2: Bob Hill

3: Graham Swan

B

1: Chas Butler

2: Andy Palmer

3: Steve Hastings

Zero

30cms

38cms

  4 zeros

 2 zeros

Zero