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NATs Help wanted
« on: December 17, 2017, 05:05:04 PM »
Help wanted
Positions available for the 2018 Nationals for which I have become the CD for this year.I have an assistant CD and at least one judge so far. My assistant CD is Mark Troutman. Would any one like to join us. Please call me Darrell Harvin (AKA Darkstar1) @ 713.775.8675 or my e-mail @ sprit of 52@yahoo.com. I miss U all and would like the opportunity to work with U all again.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2017, 08:00:43 PM by Paul Taylor »
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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 05:21:41 PM »
Darrell congrats and thank you for taking on the job!  I will do my typical duties in Classic. Happy Holidays!

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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 08:06:14 PM »
Thank you Darrell for taking that job on. I appreciate your support of our event.

I am assuming you have Mark Overmeir as your head judge. If not, get ahold of him quickly. One if the head judges jobs is to find judges. He should be able to help.

If you have any administrative questions, I could help.

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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 07:12:07 PM »
Hey Darrell!  Thank you very much for stepping up to CD the NATS in 2018.

I look forward to helping out as a judge once again.

Steve Smith
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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 07:54:41 PM »
Darrell, did you get my PM?
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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 02:28:16 PM »
Darrell, did you get my PM?

Haven't seen anything yet.
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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 05:57:41 PM »
Darrell, Last time I saw you was early 90's at Seattle contests.  As I recall, you were serving on the Nimitz and building out of a ministorage.  I wish you success on this noble project.

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 06:05:40 PM »
Darrell, Last time I saw you was early 90's at Seattle contests.  As I recall, you were serving on the Nimitz and building out of a ministorage.  I wish you success on this noble project.

Guilty, Things have improved a bit since then As U can see. Thank you.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 08:09:17 PM »
Hey Darrell,

Where are the airplanes?

Steve
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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2017, 04:44:28 PM »
Darrell, Last time I saw you was early 90's at Seattle contests.  As I recall, you were serving on the Nimitz and building out of a ministorage.  I wish you success on this noble project.

Guilty, Things have improved a bit since then As U can see. Thank you.

Is that the Heller plastic model of the HMS Victory or a wooden version?
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 06:41:18 PM »
Darrell,

Thank you for stepping up to run our Nat's.

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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 05:37:58 AM »
Is that the Heller plastic model of the HMS Victory or a wooden version?

It's the wooden one by Corel I bough from Les McDonald @ Orange Blossom nearly 20 years ago.
The planking on the hull, the copper plates (over 3000 of them) of course didn't come with the kit.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 05:39:36 AM »
Hey Darrell,

Where are the airplanes?

Steve
Ill have to post other pictures. I have different kinds of models everywhere. Stay tuned.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2017, 10:01:53 AM »
CD of what?

The whole AMA Nats?
Control Line?
Just stunt?
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2017, 01:35:10 PM »
I think I would be safe in saying that he is only concerned with stunt portion as the other SIG's will have their CD/ED.     If I knew for certain I would be there I would take some thing on to help.  But, then the racing and carrier guys would think I have defected.  Again I've had my turn with carrier and racing.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2017, 06:11:40 AM »
CD of what?

The whole AMA Nats?
Control Line?
Just stunt?ty

Only the CLPA portion, although the CD test mostly concerns RC and Safety there were only one question each that was specific to CL & FF.
It's a 20 question test and its open book similar to my time as a quality inspector in the Navy. So anyone can take it online.
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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2018, 09:21:20 PM »
Darrell, Last time I saw you was early 90's at Seattle contests.  As I recall, you were serving on the Nimitz and building out of a ministorage.  I wish you success on this noble project.

Guilty, Things have improved a bit since then As U can see. Thank you.




That is a ship-shape shop!

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Re: Help wanted
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 09:07:09 AM »



That is a ship-shape shop!

Thanks but thats only a small sample size. Here are a few more pictures. This time I'll try to include an airplane or two  y1
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 09:09:50 AM »
A few more.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 09:14:31 AM »
Does anyone happen to have Mark Overmier's e-mail If so please PM me
Thanks.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2018, 12:26:41 PM »
Currently I'm working on obtaining rooms for the Nats I have a block of ten for the Holiday inn Express @ 125 a night
I can get more rooms if any one thinks thats not enough.
Comfort inn is out unless U can get a room on your own
I'm working on the Hampton Inn
The Baymont
The Fairfield
stay tuned.   
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2018, 07:55:00 PM »
Does anyone happen to have Mark Overmier's e-mail If so please PM me
Thanks.

I just sent a message to him on Facebook and gave him your email.  He should be contacting you.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 11:44:17 AM »
We touched base, He wasn't chosen to be a judge in France so he will be our head judge this year.
Thanks.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2018, 09:47:26 PM »
Ok Gang,
Here is the motel situation
First the bad news There is no room at the Comfort Inn Or the Fairfield. They were already booked for our dates well before I was able to do anything.
So this is what I have All at the AMA/Pampa rate. I blocked ten rooms Half single bed Half double bed @ each motel on the scheduled dates with one exception.

Hampton Inn Of Muncie. PH 765.288.8500
Rates are 115 per night But there is a catch.
The dates are only for July 8-13 so checkout is Friday morning. But lets face facts the majority doesn't stay the whole week anyway.
And this is a better rate because of the earlier checkout day.

Holiday Inn express and suites PH 765.289.4678
125 per night The rooms have to be reserved by 6/01/18 or the regular rates will apply.

Baymont Inn Muncie 765.284.4200
This is probably the "official" PAMPA motel
They don't block rooms
Rates are 74 Single 84 Double
So reserve these rooms NOW!

Super 8 Muncie 765.286.4333
Rates 55 Single 65 Double
Call in by June 8 for this rate
But there are still rooms available even if the blocked ones are taken
But ask for this rate anyway.

Motel Update As of 1.29.2018
Days Inn has a AMA rate of 54 Dollars per night
I just called and spoke to the manager blocking rooms are not necessary
and rooms are available. Just call and ask for the AMA rate.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 01:43:55 PM by Darkstar1 »
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2018, 02:46:03 PM »
     Hello Darrell,
                      Someone said "DAY'S INN" were giving AMA RATES OF $60.00/N. WITH ROOMS AVAILABLE if you want to see if they have any to block if they block rooms. Sent you a PM.
       DOUG 
« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 09:24:58 AM by Joseph Patterson »

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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2018, 09:56:58 AM »
We are going to offer online registration for Adult Nats competitors this year go click on the link below to check it out http://www.modelaircraft.org/shopama/dept.aspx?id=05db47b0-8a08-4624-8db8-3228874d. I just found this out just now from Yolanda Jones who is working with
IT to make a shorter link to make it easier to register. Stay tuned.
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2018, 10:00:01 AM »
I just checked the link and it takes I directly to the AMA's website and lists every SIG. Remember gang this is still a work in progress so stay tuned.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2018, 02:00:26 PM »
Below if the booking link to make reservations.  Or call the hotel directly and reference group code DHB.

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=MIEINHX&spec_plan=CHHDHB&arrival=20180708&departure=20180713&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

 This is in reference to the Hampton Inn.


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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2018, 09:07:17 AM »
Darrel,I'm in for pit boss.Large shirts.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2018, 12:27:11 PM »
My assistant Mark Troutman had to withdraw from the position due to family issues. So I have now have Dave Trible as my new asst ED.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2018, 04:07:29 PM »
Darrell,

I tried your email, but it didn't seem to work.  Please email me at dc8driver@hotmail.com

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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2018, 09:14:00 PM »
There are always 2.He asked me a couple months ago right after dad passed and I thought I told him yes.Maybe we're already working together and don't know it!It'll be fun.I always camp on site.$5 a night is hard to beat!
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2018, 05:06:21 PM »
Darrell,

I know you have seen all this on an email, but I want everyone to be able to see. it here.

I will run the CL Beginner Stunt contest.  At least for now, I assume it will be on Sunday July 8th.  As always, I can use a lot of help.  I need volunteers to run it. 

We always have control Line Stunt items (Models, Kits, Engines and much more) to give to the Beginners.  Those items are all donated by fellow Control Line Stunt Fliers.  So, If you have any items the Beginners can use to improve in the hobby, please contact me.

Thanks, Mike Stinson
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Re: NATs Help wanted /on-line entry
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2018, 09:02:29 AM »
I just talked to Yolanda Jones @ AMA and I can verify this because I checked afterwards. The on-line site has the correct dates for Open and Advanced. So every one that haven't registered on line yet may do so. Remember the unofficial events has a separate link to click on to enter those events.

I still need at least 6 more Judges. I will finish reaching out to last years judges about wanting to do this again. After that I will reach out to everyone else. I need all the names Including 3 extras Before the end of this month so I can get everyone their shirts and turn in the order That includes Tabulators, Pit bosses, Pull testers and appearance judges. Judges for the unofficial events that are NOT already involved with the official events. The same for their Pit bosses/pull testers and tabulators
Just as a reminder Please PM me your shirt size. 
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2018, 07:54:11 AM »
This is a copy of the e-mail I got from the Holiday Inn Express. There has been no rooms reserved as of a few days ago.

This email is a reminder for the Pampa Group block that is scheduled from 07/08 - 07/14. The cutoff date for the group is fast approaching 06/01/2018 and as of now no rooms has been reserved in the block.

Please feel free to call the hotel directly to secure reservations at 765-289-4678, your party can mention the group name “PAMPA Group” or group code “PAM” with the dates mentioned above.

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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2018, 03:43:36 PM »
Not unusual to be in Muncie for any of the Nationals and mention model airplane nationals and no one knows or knew about them until you mention it.   
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2018, 10:56:11 AM »
This is a copy of a e-mail I just got from Yolanda Jones concerning on-line registration.

Online registration is set to close on June 1. I have a couple social media post and a couple email pushed scheduled on my end any help that you guys and do on your end to push them to register early is appreciated.

Please direct them to www.modelaircraft.org/nats2018<http://www.modelaircraft.org/shopama> when posting in your forums/blogs.
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2018, 08:03:43 AM »
 Darrell:
 I realize you have a lot on your plate but, has anyone considered anything about the PAMPA banquet?  mw~
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2018, 08:10:42 AM »
Gene,
If I haven't mentioned it before there will be no banquet this year. All the trophies will be presented on field after each event.

Thanks for the reminder
Darrell
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Re: NATs Help wanted
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2018, 08:45:57 AM »
To all current volunteers,
Here is a revised list of schedule of events. The judges seminar is on Monday night.

2018 Control Line Aerobatics National Championships
July 8-14, 2018
Friday, July 6 -Saturday July 7

After FF   Control Line Precision Aerobatics Practice                 L-Pad, Grass Circles   
Sunday, July 8

7:00 a.m.   Control Line Precision Aerobatics Practice                 L-Pad, Grass Circles   
8:00 a.m.   Beginner & Intermediate Stunt Registration*         Grass Circles                                                                                                                            8:30 a.m.    Beginner & Intermediate Stunt Pilots Meeting*              Grass Circles                                                                                                                                9:00 a.m.   Beginner & Intermediate Stunt Event*                              Grass Circles
12:00 noon   Old Time and Classic Stunt Registration*         Grass Circles
Monday, July 9
 
7:00 a.m.   Control Line Precision Aerobatics Practice                 L-Pad, Grass Circles   
12:00 noon   Jr/Sr/Open/Advanced entries close                      Nats Headquarters                                                                                                                       2:30 p.m.   Open/Advanced Models Presented for
Appearance Judging                                                  180 Building
3:00 p.m.   Pilots meeting                                     180 Building
4:30 p.m.   Concours Voting                                          180 Building
6:00 p.m.    Judges Seminar Review (Rules review)                 AMA Board Room

Tuesday, July 10
7:00 a.m.   Control Line Precision Aerobatics Practice                 L-Pad, Grass Circles
7:00 a.m.   Judges Seminar Phase (Flight)                            L-Pad Circle 4
8:00 a.m.   Old Time & Classic Stunt Events Pilots Meeting*              Grass Circles
8:30 a.m.   Old Time & Classic Stunt Events*                    Grass Circles
Wednesday, July 11

7:00 a.m.   Control Line Precision Aerobatics Practice                 L-Pad, Grass Circles
8:00 a.m.   Open/Advanced Qualifications Rounds 1 & 2                    L-Pad
5:00 p.m.   PAMPA EC meeting                                  AMA Board Room
6:00 p.m.   PAMPA General meeting
                               AMA Board Room
Thursday, July 12
7:00 a.m.   Control Line Precision Aerobatics Practice                 L-Pad, Grass Circles
8:00 a.m.   Open/Advanced Qualifications Rounds 3 & 4                    L-Pad
- Attachments and other options

Friday, July 13
7:00 a.m.   Control Line Precision Aerobatics Practice                  L-Pad, Grass Circles
             8:00 a.m.   Open Top 20                           L-Pad
             8:00 a.m.   Advanced Finals                                L-Pad

Saturday, July 14
7:00 a.m.   Control Line Precision Aerobatics Practice                  L-Pad, Grass Circle
7:30 a.m.   Jr/Sr processing and Appearance Judging                  L-Pad
8:00 a.m.   Jr/Sr Finals                                      L-Pad
8:00 a.m.   Open Finals                                      L-Pad Circle of choice
12:00 noon.   Walker Cup Fly-off                           L-Pad Circle of choice
                           
 *Unofficial Event
If you are flying only unofficial events, you still must register and pay the $10 unofficial event fee.
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