The 22nd Annual Worldwide Free Flight Postal Competition Results

 

The 22nd Annual Worldwide Free Flight Postal got off late due to a change in directors. After 21 years of heading this wonderful happening, Jim Moseley hung up his directors shoes. I found out that this had happened while visiting him and his wife in Geneseo, New York for the FAC Non-NATS. I was really surprised that the Postal was about to become no more. Well, I thought this was not a great idea, so I asked Jim if I could try my hand at directing the Postal, and got a yes. And so, here I am, trying my best to keep the Postal alive.

To try to raise participation, I tried adding some Novice events, but did not get any entrants. I also, not understanding scale competition, tried to institute three scale events, which unfortunately had no entrants.

The original events Jim had in his last year’s Postal remain. I will keep the Novice events in the hope some youngsters will take up the hobby, and try their hand at building and flying.

I’ve also taken over the “Tiny Gliders Postal” competition for the upcoming year, and hope I will keep that from going away.

Lastly, I figured out that my version of scale competition was not going in the correct direction, and decided to add all the various FAC events, except mass launch events. There is no scale judging involved. Rules are the same as outlined in the FAC rulebook that can be found online. I am hoping that having FAC events will increase the Postal participation.

I do not know if the 23rd Postal will be the last year, but I am hoping it has survived the transition from Jim’s care, into my care. Please pass the word to all your friends and club mates that the Postal is still alive with the 23rd Annual version now underway. Announcement flyers were emailed, or sent snail mail. If you or anyone would like a copy, please forward your email or snail mail addy to me. My email is caleyannhand@yahoo.com

Participation was very low this year, with only 19 participants competing in 12 events. I also didn’t get much in the way of conversation or photos about the experiences of the flyers, so this year will be just basically the results. Please see the results below. Thanks so much for participating, and I hope the 23rd Postal will be bigger and better than ever. Caley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event

20” Rubber
Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Joshua Finn Phantom Flash 60 60 60 120 150 148 598
2nd Paul Squires Pixie P20 60 60 60 90 270
3rd Hope Finn Phantom Flash 60 60 60 90 270
4th Jim Moseley Blue Ridge Special 14” 60 60 60 180
5th Graham Lovejoy Merbaby 56 60 53 169

 

Event

25” Rubber (2 Bit + 1)
Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Joshua Finn King Harry 60 60 60 90 116 386
2nd David Aronstein Guillow Hornet 60 60 60 90 100 370
3rd Peter Brecker Estrella Negra 60 60 60 180
4th Joshua Finn Zephyr 60 60 60 180
5th Caley Hand Mini Hobbies 24” 60 49 46 155
6th Graham Lovejoy Modelair Sportster 35 53 48 136

 

Event

30” Vintage/Old Timer
Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Joshua Finn Hepcat 90 90 90 120 142 532
2nd David Aronstein Thermal Bagger 90 90 90 120 119 509
3rd Graham Lovejoy Thermal Bug 90 90 90 113 383
4th Caley Hand Gollywock 90 90 90 85 355
5th Allen Shields King Harry 30 40 49 119

 

Event

42” Vintage/ Old Timer
Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
No Entrants

 

Event

P-30 Rubber

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Caley Hand Majestyk 120 118 100 338
2nd Jim Moseley Saturno 5 90 120 120 330

 

Event

Freewheel Rubber Up to 36”

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Graham Lovejoy Keil Kraft Ajax 90 90 90 270
2nd Leslie Sayer (none given) 89 119 97 205
3rd Allen Shields Sparky 29 27 41 97

 

Event

Unlimited Rubber

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Joshua Finn Shortcut 30 120 120 120 150 510
2nd Jim Moseley Ellipsis 150 Mulvihill 120 120 120 360
3rd Allen Shields Wanderer 46 46

 

Event

KK Senator

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Leslie Sayer 89 90 90 269
2nd Jeff Newton 120 65 35 220

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event

Cloud Tramp

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Ole Torgersen 76 56 (52) (99) 62 194
2nd Leslie Sayer 88 (68) (50) 61 63 179
3rd Gary Hinze 173 (53) (180+)

OOSUU 1734thHildur Lundhaug (Ms) 5053(47)50(87) 1535thRon Boots 37(44)(20)2927 1036thBud Matthews 47(113)1919(14) 85

 

Event

CLG/HLG (Small)
Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Peter Brecker Krazy Katze W 8” 60 60 60 60 60 60
Fly off times 99 125 180 207 900
2nd Peter Brecker Wild Katze 11.75” 60 60 60 60 60 60
Fly off times 99 140 570
3rd Peter Brecker Let It Roll 8” 60 60 60 60 60 60
Fly off times 95 130 570
4th Grant Lovejoy Lunchbox #15 41 55 60 53 44 43 296
5th Grant Lovejoy Lunchbox #14 60 47 40 40 41 60 288
6th Fred Terzian Scout 8 33 28 46 43 99 41 251
7th Grant Lovejoy Lunchbox #8 34 28 34 33 60 49 238
8th Paul Squires Lunchbox 32 23 38 35 46 60 234
9th Jim Moseley Sparrow 12” 45 42 27 31 36 39 220
10th Leslie Sayer San Man No. 11 16 6 26 10 16 74

 

Event

CLG/HLG Large

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Graham Lovejoy Scalded Cat 16” #3 60 60 58 45 60 38 321
2nd Graham Percival Own Design 37 45 60 41 41 41 265

 

Event

FAC Embryo

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Joshua Finn Maxout IV RG 120 120 120 150 146

 

Event

Novice Basic Stick

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
No Entrants

 

Event

Novice Build Up Fuselage

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
No Entrants

 

Event

Novice P-30

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
No Entrants

 

Event

Scale Low-wing P-40

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
No Entrants

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event

Scale High-wing Pilatus Porter

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
No Entrants

 

Event

Scale Biplane Anotov AN-2

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st No Entrants

 

Event

Small Bungee Glider

Place Name Model 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total
1st Jeff Newton 60 52 49 161
2nd Santoni Curzio Lulu 37 60 97