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Old 12-03-2013, 06:40 PM
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Cool 2nd Annual GTRCC Aerobatic Convention

Looks like the 2nd annual Golden Triangle RC Club pattern meet is scheduled June 28th and 29. I received approval on the sanction yesterday. This will primarily be Senior Pattern.



Everyone seemed to have a good time last year, and we hope to improve the experience. So if you weren't there last year, put it on your schedule this year.

Frank
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Looking forward to it.
I may have to fly the Vertigo with the gear up and on the pipe and tell everyone to suck it! LOL
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I may be flying my Vertigo II with the gear up and pipe screaming too.
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I'll try to make this one as well. Looks like fun.
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Paul, unless I'm totally confused ('happens), we live pretty close. I belong to Thunderbirds and Wings so any time you want a caller I'll be glad to meet you at the field.

Looks like there may be about 6 events in the area plus OK and AR but I'll make a thread on that when it's all confirmed.

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Hey guys,
I am really hoping to make this years event even better than last years. If any of you have any suggestions, please let me know. You won't hurt my feelings.

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Thanks Tim. I've grabbed some of the aerobat guys before and gotten pointers from them. They are the same guys who help everybody it seems like- Gary Nelson, Gary Alphin, Ken Knotts,and several others.

Frank- I haven't been to your event, but the key I see to any contest I've been to is to keep the flightlines moving. Communicate to pilots who's coming up and make sure they are ready and if you have the people, it's great for there to be a wrangler around to get guys to the pits efficiently.
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Golden Triangle is still a viable club? THAT IS GREAT!!

I was a member back in the 80's
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Originally Posted by jester_s1 View Post
Thanks Tim. I've grabbed some of the aerobat guys before and gotten pointers from them. They are the same guys who help everybody it seems like- Gary Nelson, Gary Alphin, Ken Knotts,and several others.

Frank- I haven't been to your event, but the key I see to any contest I've been to is to keep the flightlines moving. Communicate to pilots who's coming up and make sure they are ready and if you have the people, it's great for there to be a wrangler around to get guys to the pits efficiently.
One thing we really want to do is get as many flight as possible, and to do that you must keep the line moving. Hopefully we can get 6 flights in. On the other side, we don't want it to be stressful. We are going to have a lot of fun this year.


And YES, the Golden Triangle RC Club is still viable with over 50 members and a really nice field.

Frank

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Hey guys we have only a little more than a month. It would be great to have an idea on how many are going to attend. I need to make plans to have enough food and drinks on hand.

You can go here to pre-register: http://www.rcflightdeck.com/event_de...?event_id=3124

The field will be open for practice all day the Friday before. This will be a one day contest so get there early. We will have FREE coffee and donuts for everyone.

I'm looking forward to having a good time.

Frank

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Frank, you should probably use the SPA site's registration that Lindy set up because that's where they all know to go. http://www.seniorpattern.com/contests.htm
If it's CPA then Scott has set it up here. http://www.classicpatternassociation.com/Events.html

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Thanks Tim, Anyone that wants to can sign up here too, http://www.seniorpattern.com/contests.htm

Looks like quite a few have already registered. This is going to be a great contest, I am really looking forward to it.

Frank
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It's getting close:

This will be a ONE day event with B-Novice, Novice, Sportsman, Advanced and Expert. Trophies will be awarded 1st through 3rd place in each Class.

Free Lunch and drinks for pilots and workers, and lots of Raffles.

Pilots will not be needed to judge or work the event. The Golden Triangle Club is supplying all the judges and workers. So you pilots can just RELAX and enjoy the contest.

Frank
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I will have the field open at about 8 AM on Friday for practice .
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We just had our 2nd Annual Aerobatic Convention and even though the winds were blowing, we had a pretty good turn out. There were winds blowing 20 to 30 mph, but they were right down the run way. It seems that everyone had a very good time as we got in 5 flights during this one day event.

To view all the photographs taken by Ken Spears, who did an outstanding job of getting these shots, at:

http://www.gtrcc.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=16

The turn out among the members of the Golden Triangle RC Club, Grand Prairie, Texas, was fantastic. The pilots only had to concentrate on their flying and enjoy the event.

A very special thanks to the following Sponsors who donated some very nice prizes for the pilots and workers.

Tower Hobbies

Sig Manufacturing

Boca Bearing

Atlanta Hobbies

Lazer Works

Tru-Turn Mfg

Mikes Hobbies (Dallas, Texas)

Wild Bill's Hobby Shop (Irving, Texas)

BSI Adhesives (Bob Smith Industries)

M & M Trophies and Awards (Grand Prairie, Texas)






Until next year

Frank

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Congratulations on a great event. I was sad to miss it, but family comes first. Hopefully I'll get to meet you and see GTRCC next year.
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I want to express my sincere thanks to all you guys that supported our 2nd Annual Aerobatic Convention. Your support was over whelming and greatly appreciated.

The final standings have been e-mailed to the SPA.

I would very much appreciate your feed back on how we can improve the event for next year. So please don't hold back and shoot me some of your ideas.

Frank

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