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Offline Joseph Patterson

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       Below is the contest flyer for the 2018 Charlie Melancon Memorial Stunt contest in Zachary, LA., OCT. 20, 21, 2018:


AMA Sanction #18/1214 -  DOYLE’S Bayou Park, Zachary, LA  70791 – October 20 & 21, 2018

     Baton Rouge Bi-Liners (AMA Charter Club# 5325) and Andy Chase's Hobby Towne are hosting/sponsoring the Charlie Melancon Memorial C/L Stunt Championship at Doyle’s Bayou Park in ZACHARY, LA, on October 20th and 21st, 2018. The address: 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Rd., Zachary, LA 70791. This contest is AMA-sanctioned (#18/1214). We have two competition circles composed of manicured grass on about 6.4 acres in a rural setting. Also a third circle for practice. They will be available for practice on Thursday & Friday, October 18TH & 19TH. We recently installed concrete centers in both competition circles.

     This park and flying site is beautiful with large shady areas to sit under and several small lakes nearby. The flying area is much larger than previous location at Independence Park. (GPS-Coor. 30.681508, -90.109417)
** "AMA LINE RULES/SAFETY RULES" apply for all events. AMA license required- Membership/license forms available at registration. AMA (322-326) FOR PROFILE AND P.A. EVENTS.

Registration:  Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  We encourage all fliers to be present to register by at least 8:00 a.m.  Cost:  $15.00 (1 event).  Each additional event will be $5.00 ($25.00 maximum for all events). 
     Pilots Meeting - SATURDAY at 8:30 AM – Competition begins at 9:00 AM.
     Pilots Meeting - SUNDAY at 8:30 AM - Competition begins at 8:45 AM.

Saturday's Events:

UNLIMITED PROFILE STUNT - (Engine size up to max allowed, AMA .92)-Pipes allowed- (B,I,A,E) skill classes- AWARDS 1st, 2nd and 3rd . No appearance pts.
CLASSIC/N-30 STUNT - PAMPA RULES – Open event- no skill classes - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place - Appearance points if the builder. Modern stunt pattern. Both events run together with separate awards. ONE Aircraft not allowed to fly both events.
ARF’S 0-10, modified ARFs/ARCS -0 -14 appearance points

WARBIRD STUNT -  Rules and guidelines as follows:
o   Warbirds must be readily recognizable for the airplane they represent.
o   Modified nonmilitary aircraft made to loosely resemble military aircraft will not be allowed (i.e., modified, Twister, Veco Chief, Ring Master, etc.)
o   May be constructed of profile or Built-up fuses.
o   Aircraft must have military finishes, or finishes that depict their mission.  No air-racing finishes, or fancy air show paint schemes allowed.  Paint schemes of military demonstration aircraft will be allowed.
o   Appearance points will be awarded if pilot is the builder.
o   Contestants will fly the modern stunt pattern.
o   This will be an open event - no skill classes.
o   There will be an award for the BEST WARBIRD- Based on the likeness to the aircraft it represents, and fit/finish.  Contestant must be the BOM. The pilots will decide the winner.
o   Stunt Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
o   The purpose of the event is to have aircraft that represent the military theme for the sake of honoring the men who flew them, the hard working men who maintained them, the men who designed them, and the men and women who built them.
**Raffle done by tabulators in the afternoon- tickets taped to prizes- Sun. raffle done same way near end of final flights.

Saturday night supper at SAMMY’S Seafood and Steak Restaurant, Zachary, LA  for those who want to go.  (We will have a private room reserved at no charge.) We will present the day’s awards at SAMMY’S.

Sunday's Event:

PRECISION AEROBATICS - (PAMPA) - (B,I,A,& E)- (BOM-for appearance points only) - Non BOM can compete - ARF's - (0-10 pts),  ARF’S (modified-recovered, repainted), ARC'S, Arc’s Modified- (5-15pts.) 1,2,3 places awarded.
Special Events/Awards:
o   Concours/Pilots’ Choice Award - (Saturday) Any plane flown or that will be flown during weekend is eligible.  Only one plane can be entered by each pilot to be voted on.  Must be Builder of the Model.
o   Top Gun – (Sunday) Awarded to the pilot finishing highest in events for the weekend.  Must be entered in at least two events.
o   Lunch served around noon on Saturday (any donation appreciated)
o   Spirit of ’64
o   Ice cold drinks and bottled water will be provided free of charge for everyone.  Nice lunch provided on Saturday.
o   There will be some outstanding raffle prizes as usual, including kits, engines, model accessories, fuel, etc.  Raffle items are provided by the B.R. Bi-Liners along with the help of Andy Chase from Hobby Towne who gives the contest super support.
o   We encourage others who attend the contest to bring anything they might want to part with to donate to the raffle or give to someone.  We will also have a table set up for those who want to sell and/or swap.  Both competition circles will be fully utilized both contest days. CD – Brent Rogillio- (225)683-9041- cell (225)939-8563, Assistant CD- John Blanchard- (225)485-3079              *************       LSU FOOTBALL AT HOME THAT WEEKEND-so reserve room ASAP.
We look forward to seeing you October 20th and 21st in ZACHARY, LA!.
          **** The Baton Rouge Bi-Liner Club has Best Western, Zachary, LA. BLOCKING OFF 30 ROOMS AT THE PRICE OF $85.00/NITE UNTIL OCT. 1, 2017. H0WEVER, PLEASE RESERVE ROOMS ASAP. Group code is ‘Baton Rouge Bi-Liners’.  Motel phone: (225) 658-2550. Please call motel direct. They furnish a complete full hot breakfast just like the BEST WESTERN PLUS. Ratings are very good- 4 star.   
                 There is also a HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS IN ZACHARY, BUT MORE PRICEY.  Zachary has a lot of restaurants, including two very good seafood restaurants called Lanaippes and Sammy’s. We will have a room reserved Sat. nite for supper and awards.

 *****     LSU FOOTBALL AT HOME on this weekend-  reserve room ASAP-THANKS!

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Offline James Holford

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Bump this post up. Event is in little over a week and weather projected to be NICE!!!

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Jamie Holford
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