Competitions

CLUB AWARDS FOR 2019

(NO AWARDS FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID-19)

Awards for 2019 presented at the club AGM in January 2020:

Clubman of the Year – Mark Agate

Most Improved Flyer – Alan Wood

Presidents Trophy – Steve Hastings

Chuck Glider Comp – Andy Palmer

Fun Fly A Cert – John Wheeley

Fun Fly B Cert – Steve Hastings


COMPETITIONS COMING UP THIS YEAR AT PAM


CHUCK GLIDER COMPETITION 2022

This years Chuck Glider competition was held on Wednesday 13th July, once again in perfect weather conditions. No wind and a warm summer evening up the patch.
We had a record 13 folk come and despite the chaos of trying to organise PAM members, we all had a good time.
The usual suspects won with Andy Palmer romping ahead with a total time of 86.1 seconds. Tony Neal came second with 39.65 seconds and Bob Hill came third with 36.95 seconds.
Mention needs to be made to our junior and honorary women’s section of Charlie and Nadine who both joined in the fun.
In the catapult launch event Bob Hill came first Geoff Hill came second and Alan Wood came third.
The evening ended with a couple of micro planes showing off their paces.

 

FUN FLY COMPETITION 2022

After a reasonable success with he competition with a few club members getting involved we will be carrying out the competition again this year.  Hopefully some of you will give it a go this year. Remember its just for fun. So the idea of this is a bit of club fun with each other and individually.  Its a great opportunity to improve those skills and tighten of your control!  So what have you got to lose.  This will run throughout the year until a close date is given, and there will be two categories for the A + B holders as we want to keep it as fair as possible! So the skills we are looking at are all fun fly skills and here they are:

  • Most loops in 1 minute.
  • Most touch and goes in 90 seconds.
  • Spot landings, spot to be in centre of patch, and pilots are to stand by the wind sock.  Motor to be cut as soon as wheels hit the ground, natural inertia is ok.  Measurement is closest point of the aircraft to the centre of the spot (closest wins of course).
  • Most Spins from a 20 second climb.
  • Climb and glide from a 20 second climb (from wheels leaving the ground at take off) NO GLIDERS.
  • Shortest timed flight from take off (wheels rolling), including a circuit and landing (wheels stopping) Crashes don’t count!
  • Timed flight. From take off (wheels rolling, no hand launches allowed) fly and land (wheels stopping) in exactly 60 seconds. Score 1 point for every second under or over 60 seconds. Lowest score wins. No timers allowed, pilot must count the time himself.

The tasks can be attempted at any time and with any model (apart from the climb and glide), as long as you have a timer and a judge (which can be anyone) with you to witness the attempt.  You can have as many attempts as you want through out the year.  Email your results to Keith Evans who will keep the records.  Points win prizes and trophies will be given at the end of the year to members who achieve the best results in the fun fly disciplines within the A cert and B cert categories. HAPPY FLYING

Fun Fly Leader Board 2022

Positions to date:-

Category Pilot Time/Dist/Num
Touch ‘N’ Go

A

1: 

2:

3:

B

1:

2:

3:

 

 

Loops

A

1: 

2:

3:

B

1:

2:

3:

 

 

Spins

A

1: 

2:

3:

B

1:

2:

3:

 

 

Climb ‘N’ Glide

A

1: 

2:

3:

B

1:

2:

3:

 

 

Shortest Flight

A

1: 

2:

3:

B

1:

2:

3:

 

 

Spot Landing    

A

1:

2:

3:

B

1:

2:

3:

 

Alan Wood     4 Hits

Bob Hill           1 Hit

Paul Bennett   1 Hit

 

Steve Hastings 4 Hit

Andy Palmer    1 Hit

Mark Agate       1 Hit