2015 USSMA Scale Qualifier and Scale Rally

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The Sanderson Field RC Flyers are preparing for the USSMA qualifier and scale Rally this May 29th, 30th and 31st.

If have any questions contact me at flyboy23e@aol.com or call 360-350-0181

Tom Strom Jr.

On May 29th through 31st, 2015, the Sanderson Field RC Flyers hosted our first scale contest and United States Scale Masters Association qualifier. Setup began Thursday with lawn mowing, concessions setup, and other field prep, and contestants began showing up Thursday afternoon. By Friday we had 22 pilots in attendance! Pilots came from as far away as Eastern Washington, Idaho, Canada, and Oregon. Static judging at test flying went on all day Friday, and five classes were flown over the course of Saturday and Sunday, with aircraft ranging from WWI biplanes, golden age racers, agricultural aircraft, WWII warbirds, and modern military aircraft. Saturday proved to be a bit challenging for pilots with strong sustained and gusty winds. Sunday was a much better weather day, with four rounds being flown over the weekend. Concessions were provided all weekend by the lovely wives of the Sanderson club, and a pizza dinner was held Saturday night for contestants.  All of the entrants had a great time, and are looking forward to coming back again next year! A huge thank you to all of the club members and wives that came out and helped with set up and tear down, judging, concessions, first aid, and all of the other miscellaneous jobs there were to do! A special thanks to Royce Tivel for handling the photography all weekend! These events would not be so successful without everyone’s help! Another big thank you to Valley View RC for providing all of the prizes for the end of contest raffle! Here are your winners for the weekend.


High Static Judging: Tie between Mike Brewer with his Stinson, and Bob Benjamin with his Taylorcraft

High Flight Score: Randy Smithhisler with his Cub Coupe


Pro-Am Sportsman: 3rd Place, Rick Wood (Piper Pawnee); 2nd Place, Bob Beatty (P-39 Aircobra); 1st Place, Marc Winz(Piper Pawnee)


Pro-Am Pro: 3rd Place, Paul Haynes (Sopwith Pup); 2nd Place, Gary Ritchie (Yak-54); 1st Place, Mike Ingram (Laird-Turner Meteor LTR-14 )


Advance: 2nd Place, Del Herring (Ercoupe); 1st Place, Mike Ingram (Chipmunk)


Expert: 3rd Place, Randy Smithhisler (Cub Coupe); 2nd Place, Bob Benjamin (Taylorcraft); 1st Place, Mike Brewer (Stinson)


Team Scale: 1st Place, Bob Benjamin (Pilot)/Randy Smithhisler (Builder) (Piper J3 Cub)

For photos please visit Royce Tivel's website at: http://www.selectdigitals.com/gallery/qualifier.html