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22nd Annual NorCal Contest

  • April 30, 2011
  • May 01, 2011
  • Waegell Field, Sacramento, CA

Oakland Cloud Dusters

22nd Annual Northern California Free Flight Championships

Waegell Field, Sacramento California

April 30th & May 1st 2011

AAA Category III AMA Sanctioned Contest

An *America’s Cup and ^National Cup Contest

AMA, NFFS Nostalgia, Classic & Special Events, + SAM Rules Apply

Entry Fee: One Event $15.00, Two or more Events $30.00.  $5.00 discount with proof of NFFS membership for two or more events.  Field Fee: 2011 “Friends of Waegell” Card Holders Free, otherwise $5.00 per contestant.

Jrs. $2 per event, with no field fee.

Contest Directors: Bill Vanderbeek, Dick Douglas, & Fred Terzian (FAI)

Tentative Contest Schedule

Saturday Events                                         Sunday Events

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                            8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*F1A Glider (seven rounds)                     *F1G Coupe (five rounds)

*F1B Wakefield (seven rounds)              *F1H Towline (five rounds)

*F1C Power (seven rounds)                    *F1J Power (five rounds)

*F1P (.060 Gas Power)                                F1Q (Electric)

EITHER DAY--All Events must be completed on the same day

^Junior P-30 Rubber

^Classic Junior 1/2A Gas

^Junior Hand Launch Glider

^Junior 1/2A Gas

^Junior Hand Held Catapult Glider

+“He-Man” Hand Launch Glider

Junior A-1 Nordic Towline

Classic Straight Tow Glider

Old Time Small Rubber Cabin

Old Time Small Rubber Stick

Old Time Large Rubber Cabin

Old Time Large Rubber Stick

1/4A Gas

Mulvihill Rubber R.O.W.

^1/2A Gas

^Mulvihill Rubber

^A-B Gas

^Moffett Rubber

^C-D Gas

^P-30 Rubber

.020 Replica

Old Time Hand Launch Glider

^Hand Held Catapult Glider

O.C.D. Catapult Glider

^Nostalgia Rubber

^Hand Launch Glider

^Nostalgia Wakefield

^Classic 1/2A Gas

^1/4A Gas Nostalgia

^Classic A-B Gas

^Early 1/2A Gas Nostalgia

^Classic C-D Gas

^1/2A Gas Nostalgia

A-B-C Ignition Old Timer

^A Gas Nostalgia

A-B-C-D Gas R.O.W. Combined

^B Gas Nostalgia

4 Ounce Wakefield

^C Gas Nostalgia

8 Ounce Wakefield

1/2A Gas Rise-Off Water

Rubber Scale


E-30, B-Electric

General Field Rules:

  • Flight time max for all events except F1A, B, & C is 90 seconds.
  • Gas events will have engine runs of 5, 6, 7 or 10 seconds, depending on event and 2010 NCFFC rules.  Fly-off engine runs (except F1C) will be determined at that time.
  • Rubber events, except F1B will be three maxes of 90 seconds each. Flyoff flights and times will be determined by 2009 NCFFC rules.
  • Classic Towline Glider events will use 35-meter (115 feet) towlines.  A line gauge will be on the field.
  • Special rules will apply for ROW, Moffett, OCD Catapult, etc.
  • He-man glider rules:All wood construction (no built up, tissue, carbon fiber, etc.) D.T. OK – Min. weight 1.5 oz (42.5 g) – Must have a name, prominently displayed on wing – 4 attempts, best 2 count – All flights before 9:30 a.m. - No use of thermal detecting “devices” – Time one, fly one.


FAI Events: One hour rounds beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Mini Events will be flown near contest headquarters. One-hour lunch break on Saturday. Fly-off flights TBD, depending on conditions

Contest Information:

Bill Vanderbeek                Fred Terzian                         Dick Douglas

4155 Old Trace Ct.             4858 Moorpark Ave.           5303 Calderwood ln

Palo Alto, CA 94306           San Jose, CA 95129          San Jose, CA 95118

1-408-472-0274                    1-408-725-1065                    1-408-266-3598

billvanderbeek@yahoo.com     fterzian@pacbell.net                amawam@sbcglobal.net
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