By Wally Adasczik
F3K started with 28 contestants. Hand Launch is so cool and small thermal flying translates to reading good air when you move up to the larger Unlimited/F5J ships. There were a few world and national champions in the contestant pool! Folks come from all over the US for this event.
I pulled into the IAC and took a gorgeous picture of the sunrise.
Scores for the end of Day 1 are provided below. The plan is to fly 14 rounds and then a round of flyoffs with 8 participants. The author actually made the first page!
John Garber from Colorado showing some good form on his launch to a max flight.
The F3K crew picture. You really cant find a better bunch of folks for sure.