June 21, 2021: RC Scale Aerobatics Ends

By Rich Whitlow

We woke up Saturday to rain and predictions of rain all morning. So, it was decided that the contest would be ended at this point and awards would be given out at 10:30 a.m. in the AMA Headquarters building.

It was a nice opportunity for everyone to enjoy the awards ceremony and get one last visit before we all left for home.

It was a great Nats and the Nats team and Nats pilots did a great job of making it a world-class event.

June 19, 2021: RC Scale Aerobatics

By Rich Whitlow

Friday started out blustery, but with no rain. So 8 a.m. came and pilots hit the air … and LOTS OF AIR there was! The wind was brutal, and pilots had to use all of their skills to get through their Unknowns … and LAND! Many pilots had to land across the runway the short way! That was quite a site.

Then the rain came. 

We had a flying break until around noon. Then the rain let off and flying started again.

We were able to get through one Unknown round and on Known round—well accomplished rounds, I might add.

June 17, 2021: RC Scale Aerobatics

By Rich Whitlow

This first day of competition turned out to be a beautiful day to be flying! The winds were light, the temperature was moderate, and the sun was shining. There was no complaining about the weather on Wednesday, June 16!

The day started with a short pilots’ meeting. Everyone was informed, prepared, and ready to go.

The first round was a Known Round and was flown to perfection. David Moser was our first pilot in the air, and he mentioned that he wouldn’t have had it any other way!