National Free Flight Society

SEN 3053

  1. Fab Feb 2023 Sign up
  2. North American
  3. California F1E
  4. Ike Winter Classic

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The Toronto Free Flight Group
Presents the 2023
North American Cup
An FAI World & America’s Cup & Team Championship

Dates: Wednesday, February 15th 2023 with Thursday February 16th as reserve day
Place:  Bissonette Mirage Field, Lost Hills, CA USA
Events: Individual F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q & 3 Person Team F1A, B & C (Teams can be mixed nationalities)
Entry Fees:  $30.00 for F1A, F1B, F1C, F1Q – Team entry included in fee
Juniors free all events!

AMA liaison CD: Brian Van Nest
Co-Organizer: Peter Allnutt: 527 Philippine St, Taft CA USA +1(661) 763-5039
Organizer: Tony Mathews: 9192 Hwy 118, Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada K0M1J0  +1(705) 455-0185 (cell)

Wednesday February 15th
F1A/B/C/Q Round 1 8:00 am – 9:00 am.     Rnd 1: 240 sec max F1A/B/C 180 sec max F1Q
Round 2 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Round 3 10:00 am – 11:00 pm  180 sec round 2 – 4, round 5 – 240 sec (weather permitting)
Round 4 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Round 5 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

F1A/B/C Fly-offs start earliest 3:30 pm to 6:00 p.m. Latest (weather permitting – or Sunrise Thursday morning)
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place F1A, F1B & F1C & F1Q. Medals for 1st, 2ndand 3rd place Teams.
Medals for top Junior in each event also! Champagne and snacks will be available Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 pm. Final awards ceremony will be after the final flyoffs.
(Sunrise for Feb 15th – 6:48 am Sunset – 5:39 pm)

Deviations from the FAI sporting code and special instructions:
Competitors MUST provide their own timekeepers. Round 5 max time will be 240 sec or less depending on the weather conditions. Fly-off Max times and start time will be decided on the day with the Jury depending on the weather.
Team scores will be decided by the total time of the 3 contestants including flyoff times (ie: not as per the sporting code).
Note: A Starting “area” will be utilized without pole positions (depending on entry numbers)
 Link to the pre entry form (Cut and paste it into your browser):

Entry fees to be paid on the field before Feb 15th (someone will be available to take entries on the field on Tuesday Feb 14th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm) Note: it will be possible to pay for as many Fab Feb competitions as desired on the field starting Feb 10th 2023


F1E California Cup
18th annual F1E  World and America’s Cup Contest

Place:  Holloway Hill near
Bissonette Mirage Field,
Lost Hills, Calif

Date:  Thursday,
  February 16th, 2023

Schedule: Five (5) 60-min rounds
9:00 am arrival at Holloway Hill

Flyoff to be announced

Awards Perpetual Trophy to high point winner
1st thru 3rd awards

Contest Director:  Brian VanNest 760-937-0177
Entry Fee $35 Open,  Juniors $10

Sporting License is Mandatory
Current F.A.I. Sporting Code will apply
Online Entry at :


Isaacson Winter Classic
AMA Events

At Lost Hills, California
11, 12 and 13 February 2023
National Cup events
In conjunction with Kiwi Cup  World and America’s Cup Events

Saturday  February 112, 2023
Go for the Gold with Golden Age ½ A
AMA Gas 1/2A
E-36 – AMA rules
NOS Gas A,
Gollywock One Design
AMA Gas C, D, Sup. D Combined.

5 X 5 HLG special event 2:30 PM at HLG Glider Pen (see Tim Batiuk for rules)

Sunday February 12 , 2023
Mass Launch from Specials 7:30*
E-36 Mass Launch  **
Gollywock. (tie breaker for 3 X 3) and separate prize
Regular Events 7am – 4pm
NOS Gas B and C Combined
AMA Gas  A and B
NOS Gas 1/4A,   Early 1/2A ,1/2A  Combined
Nos Electric –  all classes combined
NOS Rubber
Large and small combined-NFFS Rules

Classic Glider NFFS Rules
5 X 5 CLG special event 2:30 PM at HLG Glider Pen (see Tim Batiuk for rules)

Monday February 12 , 2023
Vintage FAI Gas –
Vintage Wakefield – Bob White Award

COVID-19 mitigation requirements will be in effect

AMA Events – Event Director Glenn Schneider

For the FAI events including Kiwi Cup for F1ABCPQ, Mini events F1HGJS and F1E, see a separate flyer

Small Print section

Entry Fees $20 for the first event (can be an FAI event) and $5 for subsequent events. $5 for Juniors.

For the mass launch events the exact launch time of each event will be given later*
The E-36 Mass launch will be coordinated with the first round of F1S (which may be delayed if there is a long Kiwi Cup  flyoff on Sunday AM )**

HLG and CLG  National Cup Points.  These events will be flown from the Glider Pen

Strong Arm  Glider Challenge.  Norm Furitani Trophy This is  the overall winner of the aggregate results of the HLG and CLG classes. Points are awarded for the place in the event. This means first will get 1 , second 2 , etc. The winner is person with the least number of points.  This award is open to flyers of all age categories.  There is an additional prize for the top Youth flyer.. This is for all youth flyers in the same categories , there is a small difference in that half points are awarded for the  CLG class, making this class more important as there are more youth flyers in this category.  For both awards if there is a tie it will be decided by the sum of all the times. Double times for CLG in the youth category.  You must fly in all 4 events to be eligible.

Golden Age:  Any post NOS design published, kitted or flown competitively between 1 Jan 1957 and 31 Dec 1969 scaled if needed to 1/2 A size, powered by either Holland Hornet 049-051 or Cox TD 049-051.  Construction must replicate the original design, no carbon fiber to be used in construction.  NOS flight rules.   Gas powered only for this award.

Vintage FAI :  5 flights, no rounds, First flight before 9 A.M. will be timed to the ground, that time will be used as a tie breaker if a tie persists after two regular flyoff rounds.  Flyoffs if needed will be scheduled for 1 P.M.  Flyoff type. longer flights vs shorter engine runs will be determined by the consensus of the fliers involved and weather conditions at the time.  Era specification and engine runs per NFFS

Vintage Wakefield


Combined events will be separated for National Cup points. AMA gas events will be determined AMA vs Classic when registered for National Cup.

Glenn Schneider is running the AMA events.

Rest of the story: As most of you know Norm Furutani, one of the founders of this event retired from running it after  the 2018 event.  This event is very popular along with the FAI events.   Glenn Schneider has offered to run the AMA events with a number of volunteers.  This is very much appreciated by me and by those who want to take part.  We have tried to maintain the spirit of the event. Popular events with the largest participation are the HLG and CLG,  Gollywock, E-36, Vintage FAI and Nos Rubber.  At the Winter Classic in the past we have promoted special events, typically boosted by some donated $ in the prize money.  This year we have the Golden Age ½ A Gas models.

Most of the people who have offered to help are AMA/Nos gas flyers. Glenn can probably do with some help, particularly on Saturday from some with electric, glider or rubber model experience.

Roger Morrell is  CD of the Isaacson October Classic and Kiwi Cup.

In memory of our dear friends, Bob and LaVera Isaacson