By Rich Whitlow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Everyone converged on the AMA’s national flying site in Muncie, Indiana, on Saturday after the July Fourth holiday. There was plenty of practice flying and preparation. Everyone was putting last-minute touches on his or her flights before the start of competition on Sunday.
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Saturday evening everyone met up for the initial pilots’ meeting. This is where the event schedule and expectations were discussed. Also, the event team was introduced, and a judging refresher was given to make sure everyone was ready to start.
Sunday morning started slow, with a Muncie fog keeping the ceiling low. But when the competition started, it was full speed ahead with lots of opportunities for a full day of flying.
There were some great flights and successes and some struggles. We had a couple of dead-sticks and a complete DA-200 engine changeout that was successfully done between rounds. (With lots of help from a lot of the competitors!)
All in all, we had a great and successful first day!
Thanks to everyone here and we look forward to more great days to come!
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