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  1. Kotuku Korrection
  2. Koach Kredit
  3. Not forgetting where to start

Kotuku Korrection

In alert reader in Denmark noticed that we had left out some scores on the F1A results (as part of our effort to fit them on a page ) So here they are again.

Kotuku Cup                2020 OCT  10&11          Brian Van Nest CD

F1A                   FAI Number  r1   r2   r3   r4   r5   r6   r7   FO1  FO2   FO3 TOTAL

1  Jim Parker        USA N89015    240  180  180  180  180  180  180  300  420  426  2466
2  Enes Pecenkovic   BIHF120       240  180  180  180  180  180  180  300  420  365  2405
3  Sholomi RosenzweigUSA 1009245   240  180  180  180  180  180  180  300  420  348  2388
4  Mike McKeever     USA 89734     240  180  180  180  180  180  180  165            1485
5  Brian VanNest     USA23122      240  180  180  180  180  167  180                 1307
6  Guy Goldstein     USA1142291    218  180  180  180  180  180  180                 1298
7  Ken Bauer         USA30748      240  180  180  180  180  180  149                 1289
8  Noa Goldstein                   240  137  180  180  180  180  180                 1277JR
9  Attn Goldstein                  240  105  140  180  180  180  180                 1205JR
10 Jasminka PecenkoviBIH F121      155  105  180  180  180  180  180                 1160
11 Liad Friedman                   240  180  180  146   61  180   96                 1083JR
12 Peter Brocks      USA 84018       0  180  101  117  180  180  180                  938
13 Pierre Brun                     218  180  180  180  123    0    0                  881

Koach Kredit

At the recent Kotuku and Sierra Cups there were a number of Junior flyers.  These flyers did well in what was nice but tricky conditions.  From memory I think that it was Annt  and Liad’s first big contest weekend.  The hardest working coach was Guy Goldstein with 2 daughters Noa and Annt both flying in F1A.  Guy flew himself and did most of the chasing.  The other 3 flyers had family members there but an experienced flyer as coach as well.  Liad was extra lucky because in a way he had 2 expert coaches.  His on the field  coach was  SCAT President Jim Parker .  But Liad flew what I think was a Buntbone from Don Zink’s estate.  Don was renowned for getting this model to fly well especially in gentle thermal conditions.  We saw that when on one flight the model cruised around between 3 and 5 meters off altitude for about 2 minutes giving Liad a MAX.  His cousin Ittai flew F1B with increasing success coached by Mike Achterberg, with no doubt additional “input” from fellow Nor Cal F1B guys, Larry, Walt, Mike and Jerry.  Skylar over from AZ was coached by Sevak Malkhasyan, their effort was to get max turns and a vertical launch which judging by the photo on the Free Flight group on FB they are on the right track.

Not forgetting where to start

Below is a notice about a youth catapult glider event.  This is sponsored by GTS FreeFlight.  This is an effort to help young people to get started. Taron and Sevak who are no longer juniors understand that you can’t start flying with super complicated and expansive model.  When younger they got started by flying “small gliders” and really had a good time.  So in case you have not worked it out, G is for George, the CEO, T is for Taron the  VP of Engineering  and F1C world Champ and S for Sevak the mouth piece, VP of Marketing and big F1B winner last weekend.  So there are 16 days left to for your young friends to enter and it’s the first step on the way to be a World Champ… and more importantly have a great time on the field, just ask Taron or Sevak!  After all having fun is what it is all about.


First Annual United States NFFS Youth Postal Contest!!!

You do NOT need to be a NFFS member to participate. (Ages up to 18 years old)

Competition Rules:
* Any catapult launch glider design and size.
* 6 flights with 60 second maxes.
o In the case of 6 maxes the competitor must continue until they drop a flight
* All flights must be completed on the same day

For scores to count all mentors must:
* Fill out the mentor survey
* Scores must be submitted by October 31st to

* Top 5 juniors win a GTS 12” CLG kit
* Top 5 juniors win a 1 year NFFS subscription with hard copy digest.
* 1st place wins the NFFS Youth Perpetual Trophy

Please join the NFFS! They are the lobbying body for our free flight community. The NFFS supports all youth programs! Serious youth competitors qualify for a free NFFS membership with online digest.

All scores and questions should be directed to Sevak Malkhasyan at