High winds blowing down the pylons on both ends of the course greeted the racers early in the morning Sunday May 18th.
After the usual Pilots meeting the racing started shortly after ten o'clock. Paul Gibson and Doug Moore got the T-28/Corsair class under way with a mid-air collision on the back stretch of the short course. Paul only lost his canopy, while Doug went down in the vineyard hard. Looks like Doug will be able to repair his racer with a little tender loving care!
The Parkzone Warbird class saw it's first crash early. Paul Kohlmann's beautifully painted Swiss ME-109 spun into the grapes. The only FW-190 to compete this year was damaged on final approach after hitting a metal stake at the end of the runway. Both Paul and Wylie should have their planes repaired by next mouths race.
The Dogfighter class had three pilots compete this race! Jon Stychno, Brian Young, and Adam Clement were burning up the pylons. There was a lot of close calls, but no collisions.
EF-1 racing was rather un-eventful. A lot of clean racing and only one damaged Miss Dara on landing.
Due to the windy conditions the was a lot of precision flying demonstrated in all of the four different racing classes this month. Some carnage was on display also allowing some spectators to see the inner most details of model airplanes. As always it was a great show. With a little ruffled feathers, bruised ego's, some heckling and a lot of fun. Special thanks to the race Director for keeping everything as fair and even as possible.