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ALES Contest Report June 13 & 14, 2015
was the first SASS ALES contest and also SASS’s first two one-day
contests event. And a great success as we had pilots that only flew
Saturday and that were replaced by others who only flew Sunday.
Overall we had 23 pilots both days. The weather was unusually warm,
about 83 degrees and nice. Saturday had Light winds in the morning
and some higher gusts in the afternoon. Sunday was calm before lunch
and then the winds came again! At times the lift was challenging.
County Miniature Aircraft Association (TCMAA) assisted and brought
the scoring program, computers, printers, etc. Many had campers, RV’s
and tents and enjoyed staying overnight Friday and Saturday at the
field. Their club is located at Littlerock, WA. Sunday we had
pilots from Port Townsend. Saturday we had pilots from SRAC
(Snohomish). Hope I caught everyone here.
Jolly and Merrill Brady drove 27 hours from Southern California to
attend our contest! What a surprise. They were not only fantastic
pilots but very gracious guests making this a really fantastic event
for all the pilots!
Brett Sutton presented a gourmet feast both Saturday and Sunday which
was truly appreciated by everyone.
flew 7 rounds Saturday with 6 pilots in 4 groups each round. Sunday
we flew 5 rounds again with usually 6 in each group and everyone was
on their way home by 3:00.
really was a fun event! We hope to repeat this next year. Time and
date TBD at this time.
were awarded for ALES Unlimited and ALES Radian/2 Meter as shown
Unlimited Saturday radian/2 meter
Jolly 1 Mark Kenworthy
Brady 2 Paul Bower
Spurrell 3 Nathan Johnson
Unlimited Sunday Radian/2meter
Jolly 1 Josh Spurrell
Anderson 2 Dennis Richards
Spurrell 3 Rob Davis