CD’s Steve Gammons (2 Channels-You-Can’t-Use) and Marc Marcum (ALES) were both happily surprised to see the turnout at their first events.
Steve’s first date was an ambitious March 13th, but the weather didn’t cooperate so it had to be cancelled. And his second choice date in April threatened to be windy and hot but turned out to be a really nice day, He had 5 pilots and we flew 4 rounds. Steve’s been working really hard to get his soaring skills back after a lot of years away from the hobby and club, and it showed last season and it looks like he’s going to dominate again this season as he won the series last season and took his season opener too.
Marc lucked out with a really good day all around but only 3 pilots came. No worries because the day turned out to be really good soaring and even though Marc was very weak due to very serious and recent surgery, he provided 5 rounds! He should have stayed home to recover but he wanted to insure you guys would have the events promised.
Steve was again the pilot most tuned up, but I managed to edge him out by making all my times.
That day there were a lot of ground thermals, so landings were a challenge, I was flying the new Calypso foam ship, out of a possible 250 landing points I only managed 60! Steve did well to hit 100 points and Marc the guy who has been religious about practicing the 20 second landing pattern till its become automatic, racked up 115 points!
Guys, our two CD’s give up all the family, house, etc plans to put activities for us, at minimum reply to upcoming event posts so that they can plan how many high starts/landing tapes to set up. Even if you can’t fly, we always need timers to help.
Take a look at the score sheets, I work hard to record and publish them. Analyze the flight times and landings. Better yet make sure that your scores on on the reports too!