Sunday, March 29, 2009

E-Fest Sunday

First off I'll post the results of the Precision Aerobatics portion from Saturday...




Sunday morning started off in usual fashion with a quick stop at Starbucks for java! Robyn then dropped Mark and I off at the flying venue and headed back to the hotel to relax and pack up. Both her and Kelly had a nice breakfast and then came over for the rest of the flying day. We started off with our second round of freestyle aerobatics and it was a a blast. It was in this round that we had the very rare experience of witnessing Chad bury his foamie! He was almost finished a great performance when the push should have been a pull! Ha! (Ya that's never happen to any of us..right?) We all had a good laugh as he set about making repairs.

Chad went on to win the freestyle portion with Mark Byrne coming second and Jon Harwood third! All the participants really enjoyed the competition and it was fun to observe the different flying styles and music interpretations.

Next up was the obstacle course that Mike Allman set up...mmm looked easy enough but in reality no one got through it! Maybe not so hard next time hey Mikey. The small crowd and competitors really got into this event and as much fun as it was it was major carnage as planes tried to maneuver through the course. Steve Lyne had a blast flying in it but his foamy suffered from some "slight" damage.

Chad, Mark and I think it was Mike that came out the winners in this event.
I think it's safe to say everyone that participated came out winners. Going forward, I believe this event will help provide a focus for indoor fliers around the province and hopefully attract more participants next year. It will now be a "must go" event for those involved in the indoor rc scene. A big THANK YOU to the High Country Flyers, Kamloops Model Airplane Society and the Vernon RC Airmodelers Society for putting on this event. Great job by all involved with a special thanks to both Norm Bryson and Mike Allman for making us feel right at home. Also a big thanks to the folks in Kamloops for building this great facility!
I have added more pictures on Picasa so check them out.

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