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Old 03-24-2014, 04:06 PM
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Default Warrenton, VA FARM Club Memorial Day Pattern Contest

News from Nick:

- FARMís 2014 Spring Pattern Contest spans 23, 24, and 25 May.
- - - - Friday, 23 May, is a setup workday, early registration, and contestant practice day.
- - - - Saturday, 24 May, is a full day (9:00 am to about 4:00 pm) of pattern flying for the five classes and a lunch served by club members.
- - - - Sunday, 25 May, should be only a half day (9:00 am to about 1:00 pm) of pattern flying for the five classes and award presentations.
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Thank's Don, see you there.

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Don see you there. For anyone that has not been to this feild it has a full scale runway no sun problem great event. Don't miss it.

Jr
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Is there a 'preferred' hotel reasonably close by anyone can recommend?
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Most either stay in Warrenton, or Fredericksburg. Both are 20-25 minutes away as there is nothing really close to the field. I'm staying in Fredericksburg this year at the Fairfield Inn as I had some Marriott points I could use.

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There is a Super 8 that is pretty cheap in Fredericksburg. I guess it is OK. I survived it last year. <g> See you all there.

Arch, I'm bringing along the Bipe as my backup.
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Ok, got it figured out. Staying at the pet friendly towneplace suites in Fredericksburg across from the marriott where arch is staying. Hope to get to the flying field no later than 5 pm for some practice flights Friday. Looks like a perfect weather weekend.
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Attached is a flyer for the contest.

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Hope everyone got some practice in the South African wind today and this evening. Looks like we will have a great weekend of weather. Great making some new friends this evening and renewing some old friendships from those we have not seen in years.

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Pretty amazing day. We were flying FAI and Steve took off with some real problems. As soon as he said "I don't have control!" I yelled, are your airlerons plugged in? He acknowledged that was the issue. Now, without ailerons. Mike yelled for me to run and help. Archie was right there calling for him and helped first. He got the the plane stabilized and then landed without aileron control. What he learned to do quickly was an eighth to one quarter snap one way and the other way to "roll" the plane (more like snapping the plane) on final approach to a correct level attitude. It looked pretty violent when he was doing it but it worked. After a near perfect landing he turned round to the pleasing cheers of the crowd. I high-fived him and Steve retrieved the airplane from the runway without a scratch.
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Some additional pictures from today. Great contest Robert Caglia won the happy award with his World Championships Breitling hat as a gift for coming to the contest all the way from Cleveland.
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Some additional pictures. Chief MC of the contest. Chewy.
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And the flight line.
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Mike and Archie discussing the Unknown maneuvers. We will fly one round of F15 and one round of unknowns in the morning.
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I recently did the same thing with my Epic. Had guys chatting with me as I was assembling the plane in 15 MPH winds. In a hurry to get two flights in. I didn't wiggle the sticks and verify all surfaces were moving. What Archie did is exactly what I did and about all one can do. Took about 6-7the times flying back and forth, till I got the wings to stay level in the quarting wind. No harm and no damage.

Great save Archie!


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Pretty amazing day. We were flying FAI and Steve took off with some real problems. As soon as he said "I don't have control!" I yelled, are your airlerons plugged in? He acknowledged that was the issue. Now, without ailerons. Mike yelled for me to run and help. Archie was right there calling for him and helped first. He got the the plane stabilized and then landed without aileron control. What he learned to do quickly was an eighth to one quarter snap one way and the other way to "roll" the plane (more like snapping the plane) on final approach to a correct level attitude. It looked pretty violent when he was doing it but it worked. After a near perfect landing he turned round to the pleasing cheers of the crowd. I high-fived him and Steve retrieved the airplane from the runway without a scratch.

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http://lucmac.smugmug.com/D2-FARM-2014

some pics from today. Feel free to download any you may want for yourself. Click on the individual picture you want to see a bigger version of it and in the lower right hand corner there's the option to select the size you want. "Original" gives you the most resolution. Ignore the green "Buy" button on the top right of the display. I don't know why they put that there by default.

Hopefully see you all again in a couple of weeks at Shenandoah Valley Pattern Classic.

Lucky and Chris
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Our Thanks to Don S. and his crew along with the membership of the F.A.R.M. club for hosting the contest .

Jr Varela
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Standings. A close one in FAI. Thanks all for attending. A special thanks to those who traveled so far (Florida, NY, Cleveland, South Carolina). Thanks also to AMA District IV AVP Hank Mousolf for vistiting the event today. Several got to the nearby Bealeton Airshow with the intent of taking an aerobatic biplane ride.
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Sorry I did not make it. I was practicing with several flyers on thursday when I ran short of breathe. My medical appt on Friday morning confirmed that I only had 25% lung capacity that day. I had to stay home with the inhaler over the long weekend. Hopefully I can make the next contest.

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