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20th Annual NorCal Contest

  • May 02, 2009
  • May 03, 2009
  • Waegell Field, Sacramento, CA

Oakland Cloud Dusters

20th Annual Northern California Free Flight Championships

Waegell Field, Sacramento California

May 2nd & 3rd 2009

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: 2009 “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)


Participant Trophy (to all who “enter”) $600+ in Prize Money


1-Design:  Sal Taibi’s 1/2A Spacer Medallion & Nostalgia Engines


                                    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:

1)     Flight time max for all events except F1A, B, & C is 90 seconds.

2)     Gas events will have engine runs of 5, 6, 7 or 10 seconds, depending on event and 2009 NCFFC rules.  Fly-off engine runs (except F1C) will be determined at that time.

3)     Rubber events, except F1B will be three maxes of 90 seconds each. Flyoff flights and times will be determined by 2009 NCFFC rules.

4)     Classic Towline Glider events will use 35-meter (115 feet) towlines.  A line gauge will be on the field.

5)     Special rules will apply for ROW, Moffett, OCD Catapult, etc.

6)     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

1-650-941-9913                    1-408-725-1065                    1-408-266-3598

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