National Free Flight Society

SEN 3107

  1. Hatschek International Challenge and More
  2. Give  Credit

Hatschek International Challenge May 20-21

From Andrew Barron
Dear Free Flight Friends,

See below the schedule of flying for the Hatschek International Challenge May 20-21.

For the hardcore F1A and F1B flyers note that we have created a back-to-back opportunity for you, with the Kerr Lacey America’s Cup starting at 8am Saturday, in advance of the Hatschek International events. Send Aram and me an email if you plan to attend.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there!


Hatschek – International Challenge
+ Skyscraper’s Annual Dinner
American Cup/ National Cup
Wawaywanda, NY
May 20-21, 2023
(Additional F1A, F1B events Saturday May 20 starting at 8 am in a sister contest. See the second page).

Hatschek AMA events: E36, Electric A, electric B, E20, HL-Glider, Cat. Glider and P30 (One set of evets; each contestant can choose which day to fly.) Hours shown below.

Saturday May 20 starting at 10 am
FAI events: F1A (glider), F1B(Wakefield) F1C(power), F1H(glider), F1J+F1P(power), F1G(rubber) and F1Q (Electric)
AMA events: 10 am to 4 pm.

The Club Annual Dinner will start at 5:30 pm at the Jolly Onion, 625 Glenwood Rd., Pine Island, south east of the field.
Sunday May 21 starting at 8 am

FAI events: F1A (glider), F1B(Wakefield) and F1S (Electric)
AMA events: 8 am to 2 pm
All FAI events will have 5 rounds.
Entry fee is $25 for all events. Fuel donation $5. (Please bring exact amount.)

(Camping is possible on the field. Super 8 in Middletown is open as well as other motels. Directions to the field are on )
CD: Aram Schlosberg
917 446 3222


Tom Kerr and David Lacey Memorial F1A and F1B events
American Cup
Wawayanda, NY
May 20, 2023*

Maxes, start times and round lengths may be adjusted due to weather conditions
Round 1:   8 am    240 sec max
Round 2:   9 am    180 sec max
Round 3:  10 am   180 sec max
Round 4:  11 am   180 sec max
Round 5:  12 am   180 sec max

Flyoff opportunities include 7:45 pm Saturday and 6:15 am Sunday, May 21.

Additional F1A and F1B flying occurs in the Hatschek International Challenge starting at 7 am Sunday (see notice on page 1).

Entry fee is $15.
CD: Andrew Barron
203 997 5229

This is the prequel to the main Kerr-Lacey Memorial contest to be held later in the fall, with a more complete set of FAI and AMA events.


Give Credit

No, this is not a request to cottage industries that support Free Flight to become bankers but for us to give credit to  others that support it too.
We are fortunate to have people in our community who are excellent photographers and will take a whole series at a major event and publish them on social media.  Now or everything on the internet is free… .
It is extremely difficult to “report” on an event if you are flying it so we really appreciate their efforts.  They need encouragement to keep doing this. So firstly if you intend to a photo taken by someone else  for commercial purposes, e.g. promoting a product or for including it an article you are writing for  publications like the NFFS Sympo or Magazine like Aeromdeller you need to ask them for permission first.  Even if it is a photo of you and you refer to it on a social media post on the same social media source you should give credit. After all they made you look good.  From time to time we publish information in SEN from social media or other publications and always give credit to the source and author. Seeing we don’t do photos we don’t have quite the same issue.  A number of “our” photographers use a source like Flickr to distribute their images and we always refer to them when giving a Flickr line.  As a side comment some use Flickr because it lets them establish copyright and potentially put a water mark on the photo so they get credit.  So help our photographers and give credit.