Closing report by Mike Unger
Well, the final rounds of the 2021 Heli Nats went off without a hitch on Wednesday morning. Sportsman started off the day with the first flight at 8:04 a.m., followed by Advanced, Masters, and F3C. The weather was perfect, with temps cold enough in the morning for me to break out my hoodie for a couple of hours. Final flights were completed about 11:30 and we started the awards ceremony at noon.
Photos by Joe Vermillion
Thursday, June 17, was the first day of the RC Scale Nats. Static judging and flying took place.
Event preview by Fred Cronenwett
(All photos taken at previous Nats.)
Welcome to the 2021 CL Scale Nats. I am excited that we can fly together once again. We will see what is new and what is the same. It seems like it has been a really long time since we have all flown together at the Nats because the 2020 CL Scale Nats was canceled due to COVID-19.
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!
By Rich Whitlow
Welcome to the 2021 Mike Karnes Scale Aerobatic Championships!
Tuesday, June 15, was a beautiful practice day that allowed a good number of pilots to acclimate themselves to the flying site. An extra bonus was the chance to fly in some interesting wind and for pilots to get their wind-corrections perfected.
The AMA Flying Site, and specifically Site 3, is in excellent shape and is a beautiful place to fly.