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South Arkansas John Gunn Invitation C/L Stunt Championship

by Olen Rutherford   May 9, 2016

On April 29-30, I attended (as a spectator)the Model Aviators of South Arkansas, John Glenn Invitational Stunt Championship for unlimited profile, classic; (open) and precision aerobatics. The contest drew 16 competitors from Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, and Paul Winter came over from England. First place in each category: Unlimited profile-John Blanchard; Advanced-Norm Faith; Expert-John Gilbert; Classic open-Dan Cranfill; Warbird Open-Joe Gilbert; Precision Aerobatics/Intermediate-John Blanchard; Advanced-Mark Troutman; Expert-Dan Cranfill. Pilots' Choice; Profile-Joe Bowman; P.A.-John Hill.

CD, Doug Patterson and Co-CD, Jason Cunningham, with help from the other club members and their wives, did a great job of managing the contest.

The M.A.S.A. Club of El Dorado, Arkansas, has a great place to fly, with blacktop and a grass circle for control line and a blacktop runway for RC. A fine place to enjoy the hobby and plenty of southern hospitality to go with it. Check them out.

Olen Rutherford
Arkansas AVP

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Control Line Stunt Team Selects

by    October 9, 2015

Today in Houston the control line stunt team selects were being held this weekend. I was able to watch some of the practice rounds today and hope to see some more on Saturday or Sunday. The event has a 17 pilots from all over the country vying for 3 spots for the worlds being held in Australia. They are 5 in the event from Texas. Chris Rud from Illinois is flying a model that is two year older than he is. The plan was built by Bill "The Man" Werwage 30 years ago. The plane still flies great.

As soon as I get some final standing I will post them as well.
The event was a lot of fun to watch on Sunday, I wish I could have stayed longer.

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 Chris Rud and the borrowed plane from Bill Everyone that helped and participated in the event 

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Control Line NATS

by    August 9, 2015

District VIII was well represented in CL racing at the 2015 NATS. L to R, Event Director Melvin Schuette (KS) Chuck Barnes, Bill Bischoff, Mike Greb, Bill Lee (all from TX). Not shown Patrick Hempel, who flew racing AND speed events.


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CL fying in Arkansas

by    July 9, 2015

Control Line flying alive and well in South Arkansas
We have 2 CL Stunt contest a year in El Dorado, AR.
The John Gunn Stunt Contest 1st weekend in May and
the South Arkansas Stunt Championship Contest this Nov.7-8, 2015
Pilots from several states within the dist 8 attend. We are in the building
process of a new paved CL circle and already have a grass circle.

Picture of the pilots that attended this years John Gunn Stunt Contest 2015



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