Tag Archive for 2013 US 15m/Open Class Nationals

Day 5 @ Hobbs, last one for the R9 Sports

R9 Sports winners are … What a nice evening and delicious dinner! A couple of hours ago I got back from the awards hangar dinner for R9 Sports. It was a wonderful event, with happy and cheerful people, and most of all rested. I guess taking a day off from flying was good after all,…

Day 4 @ Hobbs, NM

Good afternoon from Hobbs! At the pilots meeting we had an interesting weather prediction – morning t-storms, 8 kts winds, partly sunny, scattered clouds of all kinds (see picture below), 99 F and chances of T-storms throughout the afternoon in different locations of the contest area, but plenty of lift – so the CD and…

Day 3 @ Hobbs

Evening update Another Hobbs day! As it got closer to 6 PM, I was sitting closer to my radio to hear the pilots coming in. And they did. What a wonderful feeling to see your pilot coming home! I just had to look around and see all these ladies and kids with smiling faces –…

Day 2 @ Hobbs, NM

Evening Report Good evening, Today the grid and launch went as scheduled, with an already well established procedure made possible by Edre and the ground crew. We have now for the last few days some of the pilots kids helping on the runway – Ron Tabery’s son and Mark Keene’s 3 kids. They proved to…

End of day 1 – Wow, what a day!!!!

Good evening to all! I am writing these lines from my hotel room, crushed on the couch, just exhausted at the end of quite a day! After a computer failure, struggling in order to do my posts so that all of you can be kept updated, I headed for the airport as quickly as I…

Practice Day 2 from Hobbs, NM

Today started with a small personal medical emergency and missing the pilots meeting, but do not worry, I have all information needed to keep you well updated on the contest here. I hope you all looked at the results from yesterday (If not, here they are – http://scores.qtsolutions.com/). We did have 4 land-outs, safe and…