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  1. Euro Fly Q
  2. Patterson Real Soon Now
  3. Patterson F1E
  4. Patterson Flyer
  5. 2022 Oct 22. AmCup Report— Addition

F1Q Eurofly 2022 – Alpencup 2022

From: Urs Schaller
We have flown 2 World Cup competition for F1Q on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October in Switzerland near Bern at the traditional EUROFLY airfield of Mühlethurnen. Perfect weather with sunshine and winds in the 0-1m/sec range. I think the longest retrieval was no more than 300m  away. Very weak thermals as well as the almost absence of downdrafts. Only a bad start or a mechanical failure could make you do a below max. time. Andreas Lindner did some checking on the energy limiters during Friday afternoon and during the competition itself. Maybe he will report on the findings later. But it will help to generate an awareness of the problem among the F1Q flyers.

A perfect organisation with the help of the local Ice Hockey  Club helping out as timers and barmen’s for food and drink. A big “thank you” to all of them!

In each of the contest we had competitors from Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary and Great Britain.

F1Q Eurofly
23 competitors,
13 in the fly-off
Regular rounds 2 x 240 sec, 3 x 180 sec, fly-off 480 sec

1.  Banci Andrea              1020,   395
2.  Wiesiolek Thomas          1020,   377
3.  Gianni Cesare             1020,   373
4.  Varady Mihaly             1020,   365
5.  Lindner Andreas           1020,   356

23 competitors,
11 in the fly-off
Regular rounds 2 x 240 sec, 3 x 180 sec, Fly-off 480 sec

1.  Varady Mihaly           1020,   380
2.  Banci Andrea            1020,   359
3.  Andràs Buzàs            1020,   350
4.  Fodor Imola Varadine    1020,   319
5.  Wiesiolek Thomas        1020,   307

A good beginning, lets hope they repeat next year,

Urs Schaller

Patterson  Real soon now

From :Brian Vannest

A few reminders about upcoming Patterson.
7:30 start both days.
Tribute to Lee Hines 11:30 on Sunday.
Reminder about F1E on Monday November 14 .
5 rounds starting at 10 am event director to be Tom Ioerger
Thanks  Brian Van Nest

Patterson F1E

From: Thomas G Ioerger

Hi Roger
Please let all the F1E flyers know that the last F1E event of our season will be held as part of the Patterson contest. The event will be held on Monday ,November 14th starting nominally at 10:00 am. This is the last chance for America’s Cup points this year.


Nov 12th  & 13th Reserve Nov 14th, 2022 at Lost Hills Field .
Americas Cup Contest

Saturday, Nov 12th: F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q, F1P
Seven [7] one hour rounds start @ 7:30 AM with extended max times
F1A, F1B, F1C, and F1Q: 240 sec F1P 180 sec
Remaining round maxes are 180 sec.
Fly off schedule 30 min after end of last round. Event start times will be posted

Sunday, Nov 13th: F1G, F1H, F1J, F1S
Tie Breaker flight to the ground. F1H,F1G,F1S,F1J  ALL FLY TOGETHER 30 MIN ROUND STARTING AT 7:30 – 8 AM
There may be a slight delay if F1A, F1B, F1C require morning fly offs
Standard Five [5] rounds 60 minute long starting @ 8:15  AM, 120 sec maxes.
2 FO flights starting 30  min after end of last round   Event start times will be posted.
If tied at end of standard rounds, tie breaker flight time will be added

Tie breaker as above 10 second motor run timed to the ground
F1S will run in rounds the same as F1H & F1G  ( 10 sec motor run 2 minute max)
Fly off 1 will be 5 second motor run 2 minute max
Fly off 2 will be 5 second motor run 3 minute max
If there is tie after 5 rounds +2 fly offs tie breaker will be based on early morning flight.
Entry Fees:
FAI events: FIA, B, C, G, H, J, P, Q; $25 first event, $10 for second

AMA age juniors: $5/event,

Trophies awarded for 1-2-3 places in F1A, B, C, G, H, Q, J, and F1S
Perpetual trophies for F1A, B, C, G, H, J (if they show up at the field)!
Junior Hi-Time Trophy Glider, Rubber

F1P 1st   only

AMA & Lost Hills Field Association memberships are MANDATORY
FAI events run to the 2022 FAI rules

Flight line will move as needed to avoid retrieval from the trees
No Moto-flapping
RDT allowed all events.

Contest Director                           
Brian Van Nest
2346 Cheyenne Dr
Bishop CA 93514
Cell 760-937-0177

Covid 19 rules and social distancing apply
Bring exact change

Times to be determined:
There will be a 30 minute pause from contest
for a tribute to Lee Hines

2022 Am Cup Report – Addition

Lord Wayawanda, Andrew Barron, hastened me to amend the Oct 2022 AmCup report. In fact, there are 4 remaining AmCup 2022 contests. I left out the Dave Lacey, Tom Kerr Memorial America’s Cup contest at Barron Field on November 5 and 6th.  Please post this correction so that the guano of a thousand bats do not find my model box.

Sir James of AmCup