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Offline BillCalkins

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Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« on: December 29, 2017, 02:42:45 PM »
I just posted this in the events page, time to start building or dust off that old Carrier ship.

Midwest Navy Carrier Association Carrier Contest AMA Sanction 18/355
We will be flying at Buder Park in Valley Park, MO
Bill Calkins is the CD, Bob Heywood is the assistant CD
Events:
Profile Carrier (Glow and Electric combined)
Class I Carrier (Glow and Electric combined)
Class II Carrier (Glow and Electric combined)
Sportsman Profile Carrier (Glow and Electric combined)
.15 Profile Expert (Glow and Electric combined)
.15 Profile Sportsman  (Glow and Electric combined)
Northwest Sport 40 Carrier (Glow Only)

A contest flier is here: http://billsdecals.com/mwnca.pdf

Any other Carrier events, Nostalgia or Skyray are free to fly, but no trophies will be given.
All results will be posted to the NCS for Top 20 coinsideration.
This will the 1st Carrier contest in a long time at Buder Park.


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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 03:55:56 PM »
Fast forward to the 3:30 min mark on this video to see what the carrier deck look like. the large center pad is actually at 69 feet and the smaller one is at 60 feet. We are going to try to get the center pad fixed before the contest



Here is a link to the Lafayette Esquadrille website with directions on how to get into Buder park. The roads are being redone and google maps has been updated to match what they currently look like

https://lafayetteesquadrillecl.wordpress.com/lafayette-esquadrille-cl/control-line-contest-st-louis/midwest-navy-carrier-contest-june-24-2018/

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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 07:59:47 AM »
Fast forward to the 3:30 min mark on this video to see what the carrier deck look like. the large center pad is actually at 69 feet and the smaller one is at 60 feet. We are going to try to get the center pad fixed before the contest

Here is a link to the Lafayette Esquadrille website with directions on how to get into Buder park. The roads are being redone and google maps has been updated to match what they currently look like.

Fred

Nice job on the field.  I competed there, out of Wichita, most years between 1973 & 1977, including the first F2D TT.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2018, 11:05:25 AM by Paul Smith »
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 11:18:00 AM »
Looks like I had better get stuff dusted off and flying.   Last time I flew carrier there was the year Terry Herron's plane went free flight.   My son JJ( John Jared) lew his first contest there.  I competed in team trials there trying to pit F2C plane.  So many memories from that field it would take all day to recount them.   I have the contest flyer printed off, so no promises.  H^^
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 06:30:44 PM »
Midwest Navy Carrier Contest - June 24 at Buder Park

the carrier bags are ready and we plan on doing some flying site improvements. I was out there at Buder today measuring so we can put down a new center pad for the pilot to stand on instead of the Grass.

https://lafayetteesquadrillecl.wordpress.com/lafayette-esquadrille-cl/control-line-contest-st-louis/midwest-navy-carrier-contest-june-24-2018/

Looking forward to it!
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 06:33:13 PM »
we put a new center pad at the 60' center for the carrier Deck. I will be mowing the grass low the day before the contest. I have the carrier bags, flags to keep people out of the pit area so we are in good shape.

Look forward to everyone showing up Bill Heywood and Bill Calkins will run the event. There hasn't been carrier in Buder Park for awhile
Bill bring your center pad plywood board for the 52' 6" radius location for 15 carrier


https://lafayetteesquadrillecl.wordpress.com/lafayette-esquadrille-cl/control-line-contest-st-louis/midwest-navy-carrier-contest-june-24-2018/


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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 11:18:28 AM »
Calendar is marked. H^^
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 03:50:30 PM »
we measured out the flying site, we have a pit area in mind. We have flags to keep the flying circle safe and mark off the pit area. And we have shade when you want to get out of the sun

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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2018, 06:42:40 PM »
We have finished all of the site updates to improve the center pilot pads for Buder Park. After 52 bags of concrete we have two pilot center pads. Before we started this the 60 foot pilot center was a 2' x 2' paver in the grass. Dan got a stunt flight in off of the carrier deck this past Sunday

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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2018, 06:43:28 PM »
view from the pilot center pad
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2018, 10:04:52 AM »
Was planning on being there as I had knocked the dust off the Barecat and SkyRay.  But things happen like family and $$$$.    D>K

So was anybody there? ???
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2018, 03:40:42 PM »
We had four (4) contestants; Burt Brokaw, Mike Anderson, Curt Netcott, and Bill Calkins. Bill is pulling together a report. Check out this link: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM1AbvAHqLmk8N4-oaehpFpY4hm92Tf0Ti_EG3_itB_i-2fWUTl3jvWBQBvtY63zA?key=d2ZBdkktVUc3ZHRlSUNVR2JCZVh1V1l5NUVqRk9B
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2018, 02:16:46 AM »
The site prep was excellent, the weather was excellent and I personally had a great time.  If we had had a couple more flyers, it would have been perfect.
My thanks to Bill Calkins, Bob Heywood, Fred and the St. Louis club.  I will go back to St. Louis anytime.
Mike@   AMA 10086
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2018, 09:36:15 AM »
We had four (4) contestants; Burt Brokaw, Mike Anderson, Curt Netcott, and Bill Calkins. Bill is pulling together a report. Check out this link: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM1AbvAHqLmk8N4-oaehpFpY4hm92Tf0Ti_EG3_itB_i-2fWUTl3jvWBQBvtY63zA?key=d2ZBdkktVUc3ZHRlSUNVR2JCZVh1V1l5NUVqRk9B


Great Pictures.  Thanks. H^^
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2018, 02:08:47 PM »
Here is a contest report for this contest. http://www.navycarriersociety.org/MWNCA_Contest_Report_2018.pdf

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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2018, 06:34:34 PM »
Other than some minor updates to the Carrier Bag pegs we are ready to next year if you guys want to do it next year. Bill and Bob helped us locate the carrier bag line location properly.

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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2018, 08:09:52 PM »
I'm willing to do it again. I would love to see some local contestants. W had 3 Sportsman Carrier trophies that did not get awarded.

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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 10:06:04 AM »
     Thank yous, Bill and Fred and hope next year there is a bigger turn out.---------Carrier sub motto "have hope".
Eric

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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2018, 07:13:55 AM »
With some minor updates to the carrier bags we can do it again, the hard work was done this year to pour the concrete center pads

Where would I find the results?

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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2018, 11:27:41 AM »
Link on reply 15 D>K
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Re: Navy Carrier returns to St. Louis
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2018, 02:58:51 PM »
Photos and link are also on the NCS Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/840127569386742/
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