By Phil Cartier
Nats F2D Combat took off to a great start Saturday morning, July 11. Unfortunately, only 14 flyers could make it, but the small field made up for it with lots of action. One could say the cream of the crop. Just about every flyer was meticulously prepared and there were few holdups other than pit crews, pilots, and judges playing Ring Around the Rosie.
Thanks to the experienced judges, all the matches got close, fair, scrutiny to make sure everything went by the rules. With a good crew, pilots can fly hard without fear of losing through a judging mistake.