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Title: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 28, 2019, 02:20:56 PM
I hit town just after noon today and once settled at the hotel, got out to Gluedobbers (Reeves) field.  Here before us are Orestes and Jose.  Elwin Aud is getting his camera tuned for a hard week ahead.  Russel Honea greeted me as I drove up. 
Jose is doing some electric repairs,  Orestes and I each got a couple flights up.  It is VERY warm in that sun and hardly any wind right now - light and variably deadly......  cooling our heals under the ceiling fan mounted under the outdoor awning.....nap style...

Dave
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Paul Walker on August 28, 2019, 02:39:08 PM
I will be watching this thread for important info as the weekend unfolds. God luck to all.



Go Howard!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 28, 2019, 02:48:05 PM
Donít forget the Tulsa Gluedobbers webcam.  Just on there right now- Orestes is up.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: James Holford on August 28, 2019, 02:52:05 PM
I wish I could be there.   But somebody decided to have my 2 year old daughters birthday party on saturday

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Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Doug Moon on August 28, 2019, 03:06:04 PM
Donít forget the Tulsa Gluedobbers webcam.  Just on there right now- Orestes is up.

I think this is it.

http://webcam.somethinxtra.com/

Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Matt Colan on August 28, 2019, 06:45:38 PM
Wish I couldíve been there!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: James Mills on August 28, 2019, 06:55:10 PM
We will be there around noon on Friday.

James
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 28, 2019, 07:29:16 PM
New shows for the day were Frank McMillin and wife and Joe Daly and son.  Looks like we may have a shootout in the Junior division coming!  The field action was mostly Orestes and myself going for the practice flight derby.  I think we came out about even.  Pretty much non-stop for six hours.  It kicked both our behinds.  Joe Gilbert flew the lawn mower on a couple of the circles. 
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Shorts,David on August 28, 2019, 10:37:33 PM
I hope to make it in 2040. Tough to get a week off when teaching.

David
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Ken Culbertson on August 28, 2019, 11:29:46 PM
I hope to make it in 2040. Tough to get a week off when teaching.

David
I hope to be alive in 2040!

Ken
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 09:19:13 AM
Early morning report.  New arrivals are Howard and wife,  Wes Eakin and Eric Taylor.  This morning we have a pretty stiff southerly breeze.  The last report I saw (yesterday) said 9 mph with gusts today and tomorrow.  Bob Reeves says maybe a short very early morning rain Friday.  The weekend is supposed to be more like yesterday-5 mph to calm.  Everyone took one or two flights in the wind but are now sitting it out.  May need to wait till evening for a break in the wind.  The flag here is straight out.  As people arrive today there should be plenty of open circle time for obligatory first flights.
Iíll get a few photos soon.

Dave
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 09:21:58 AM
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Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 09:23:43 AM
This shot shows some of the guys under the awning in front of the clubhouse.  Thatís Bobs house on the left.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 09:28:06 AM
I wish I didnít have to crop these photos down so much to upload but in this shot I wanted to show the Tulsa treatment as to how they mow the circles.  There are three.  I copied this for my own circle at home.  Across the way is the church where the pilots meeting and weigh in will be.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 09:28:48 AM
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Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 09:33:00 AM
At the clubhouse they have the coffee on and crates of oranges,  bananas,  apples and some cookies for the people here.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 09:40:34 AM
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Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 09:43:01 AM
Ericís plane blasts off the morning dew.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 09:55:54 AM
Wes Eakin working...
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: john e. holliday on August 29, 2019, 11:29:14 AM
Came from the Web Cam and it looks like a few people flying.  Sure miss the Tulsa contests and the great people.   Shouldn't you let Elwyn take the pictures while you practice? D>K
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 12:36:48 PM
Doc the answer is yes but practice is sort of a relative question in this wind.  When you are holding on to both cheeks you run out of hands to fly.  I wouldnít say that to a stranger, Doc!  Elwyn is fussing with his camera- canít get happy with it but Iím sure heíll have it well tuned by the weekend.  As it stands we have nine Sr entries and two Jr.  I think one more is considering getting in but not totally decided yet.  Rich Oliver is on the way and unfortunately Chris Rud wonít make it this time.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 29, 2019, 01:07:46 PM
BTW Chris told me this morning the latest (next to last) issue of Stunt News is up on the website.  Sorry for the delay.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Elwyn Aud on August 29, 2019, 03:55:13 PM
Here are a few pics from Thursday. I put a few Wednesday pics on my Face book page yesterday but ran out of steam before resizing them for Stunt Hangar and had to get some rest.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Bob Reeves on August 30, 2019, 06:02:58 AM
Starting to get light outside, rain should be out of here by noon. Another chance in the morning but thinking it will only result in a late start. Looks like our T-post markers held up to the 42mph wind gust we had overnight. Can't say the same for Howard's wind sock :)
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 30, 2019, 06:09:16 AM
Bob I can't say I've seen any details about the pilots meeting today.  Do you know what time? 

Dave
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Mike Ferguson on August 30, 2019, 07:05:02 AM
Starting to get light outside, rain should be out of here by noon. Another chance in the morning but thinking it will only result in a late start. Looks like our T-post markers held up to the 42mph wind gust we had overnight. Can't say the same for Howard's wind sock :)

As long as Howard didnít leave his toolbox and his handle at the field overnight, he should be okay.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Bob Reeves on August 30, 2019, 07:08:58 AM
Bob I can't say I've seen any details about the pilots meeting today.  Do you know what time? 

Dave

Church is opening the doors at 12:30, think the meeting is suppose to kick off at 1:00.

Bob
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Bob Reeves on August 30, 2019, 07:14:05 AM
Church is opening the doors at 12:30, think the meeting is suppose to kick off at 1:00.


In case anyone that is here sees this. If you drive over to the church do not drive over the grass area between the two driveways. With the rain we have had it will be soft. Worst case you will get stuck best case you will make ruts that I will have to deal with.

Thanks
Bob
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 30, 2019, 08:07:14 AM
Thanks Bob.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 30, 2019, 02:52:07 PM
Flight order for tomorrow:
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Paul Walker on August 30, 2019, 03:43:04 PM
How many advance to Sunday?
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Paul Walker on August 30, 2019, 03:43:42 PM
Was there much practice today?
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Elwyn Aud on August 30, 2019, 04:14:59 PM
A bit wet early in the A M so practice didn't get very active till closer to noon. Unusually cool here for August. In the 60's early on with the high around 80. Here are a few Friday Pics.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 30, 2019, 05:09:26 PM
How many advance to Sunday?
It was decided that 10 will go on Sunday.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Paul Walker on August 30, 2019, 05:42:19 PM
So one person is eliminated?
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 30, 2019, 06:22:29 PM
Guess so.  That keeps the computer gods happy.  The break line was 10.  Obviously that one will warm up the judges Sunday.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 05:32:22 AM
About to head for the field.  The forecast seems to agree with what we saw back on Wednesday's projection,  Sunny, low 80's and a light and variable wind maybe 5 mph.  It will come from what is to me an unusual direction at this site-from the north northeast.  Maybe not enough to matter but that puts it over and through a group of trees and the buildings on the north side of the main circle.  Could be interesting.  In a practice flight there last night I got a great full-bottom view of my airplane going straight down on an outside square.  Typically the breezes here come from the south and mostly unobstructed. A bonus to this though is you aren't flying maneuvers into a backdrop of buildings, trees, tents and vehicles which can be rattling when you are used to flying in open spaces.
Good Luck to us all!!

Dave
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 08:00:03 AM
Round one (of four) is done and the judges are taking five.  Few scores posted yet but I will show them from time to time.  It pretty cool out this morning and grass is very wet.  Rubber socks would have been great.  We have a gentle north wind with few surprises.  I felt a little funny stuff in the upper loop of the vertical eight and in the overheads with the breeze coming over the buildings but not too bad.  Richard Oliver is firing up to start round 2.  Joe Gilbert is heading into the other circle.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dan McEntee on August 31, 2019, 08:13:02 AM
  Hey Dave, if they have any bread, hot dog or hamburger bun bags, slip those on your feet then put your socks and shoes over those. We did that as kids before going out in the snow, works well for wet grass also.
  Have fun and be safe,
   Dan McEntee
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 08:59:01 AM
Iíll post the board now.  Had to do it before my second score goes up.  My lines were wet and sticking together badly.  They get the dry towel treatment next time....
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 09:44:15 AM
 round 3 is almost complete.  Here is Jose launching Orestes.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 09:47:16 AM
One of the two judges panels.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Paul Walker on August 31, 2019, 09:49:23 AM
More scores?
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 09:50:04 AM
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Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dan McEntee on August 31, 2019, 10:26:34 AM
   Refresh my memory. Scores are added for a daily total? Any score thrown out? Just trying to remember how the scoring works for FAI.
    Have fun guys,
    Dan McEntee
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Paul Walker on August 31, 2019, 10:34:06 AM
Best score from circle 1 plus best score from circle 2.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Paul Walker on August 31, 2019, 11:08:47 AM
Dave T getting ready for the last flight of Saturday. All eyes on him. Will it be his high score??

Who will warm the judges up tomorrow???


Stay tuned for our next exciting adventure..er...report from Dave!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 11:12:35 AM
Here we go..
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 11:22:16 AM
Intermission
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 12:06:26 PM
Here is the lineup for tomorrow-  but wait!  Two more Junior pilots have arrived for tomorrow.  That makes FOUR JUNIORS....🤓🤓
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 12:07:09 PM
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Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Matt Colan on August 31, 2019, 12:23:13 PM
Here is the lineup for tomorrow-  but wait!  Two more Junior pilots have arrived for tomorrow.  That makes FOUR JUNIORS....🤓🤓

Wow!! That is awesome!!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 12:36:23 PM
Watch out Matt-these kids will be calling you 'old man' any day now.........
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Matt Colan on August 31, 2019, 12:57:16 PM
Watch out Matt-these kids will be calling you 'old man' any day now.........

Iím just glad thereís another generation coming up and I may not be the youngest one at contests as a 25 year old  LL~
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 12:57:53 PM
  Hey Dave, if they have any bread, hot dog or hamburger bun bags, slip those on your feet then put your socks and shoes over those. We did that as kids before going out in the snow, works well for wet grass also.
  Have fun and be safe,
   Dan McEntee
Thanks Dan.  I think everyone wished they had waders out there.  The sun just came out (after we finished) so nothing really dried the dew off today.  It was nice being able to fly without the hats and sunglasses.  The clouds and lower temps were a good break.  More sun but still light winds tomorrow.  The only real issue I saw today was for Joe Daly.  He found himself doing a couple maneuvers with the wind in his face suddenly.  He backpedaled and got through.  Don't know if anyone else had wet line trouble.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Chris Cox on August 31, 2019, 01:07:18 PM
Go Howard Go!   
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Paul Walker on August 31, 2019, 01:12:22 PM
Do your best Howard.

We are pulling for you in Wear Valley, Tn.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dennis Nunes on August 31, 2019, 02:25:59 PM
You can do it Howard! Go for it...

Dennis


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Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Tom Luciano on August 31, 2019, 05:04:14 PM
Thanks for the great reports!

Tom
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Elwyn Aud on August 31, 2019, 06:05:38 PM
Here are a few Saturday pics.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 07:08:50 PM
These pull testers the Gluedobbers built are state of the art.
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Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 07:10:02 PM
The great photog Elwyn Aud. 
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Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 07:11:02 PM
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Post by: Dave_Trible on August 31, 2019, 07:11:58 PM
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Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Bob Reeves on August 31, 2019, 07:12:27 PM
The number of flights flown on this site over the last 3 days must be staggering. Other than a couple hour break Friday for weather and today after the contest we have had someone in the air from dawn to dusk usually on all 3 circles. These guys are a pleasure to watch and totally dedicated to what they are doing. Hats off to every one of the contestants.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Randy Powell on August 31, 2019, 07:59:13 PM
I like the old guy with the UDP.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: John Lindberg on September 01, 2019, 06:17:29 AM
Go, Joe Gilbert and Eric Taylor!  :!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: jfv on September 01, 2019, 06:53:35 AM
Give it hell Dalys!!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on September 01, 2019, 08:33:41 AM
We are underway.  The first round of the Seniors is complete and Juniors are flying.  A really nice sunny morning.  My normal run of TT luck has struck with the wing on my new ship cracking in the middle on my morning warm up.  Using an old Desperado that last flew a couple years ago.  Anyway here are early scores:
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on September 01, 2019, 11:07:37 AM
After round two.  Gotten hot, muggy and very little wind.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on September 01, 2019, 11:08:30 AM
Judges taking a break for chow.
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Post by: Dave_Trible on September 01, 2019, 11:11:31 AM
The gallery....
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on September 01, 2019, 12:50:52 PM
Howard is now up putting in the last Senior flight.  The Juniors have another round to follow with Steven Daly leading off.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on September 01, 2019, 01:32:10 PM
Waiting on final scores.  A few are flying Orestes Shark.  Hereís Joe Daly
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on September 01, 2019, 01:45:52 PM
Attention!!  Final results.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Jim Kraft on September 01, 2019, 01:53:39 PM
Congratulations Joe Gilbert. And of course to Coleen your pit crew. And to all the other fliers.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Chris Cox on September 01, 2019, 01:56:47 PM
Congratulations Orestes, Joe and Howard and all who competed.  Special congratulations to Stephen Daly!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: mike londke on September 01, 2019, 02:26:17 PM
Way to go Steven!! Congrats!!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Allen Goff on September 01, 2019, 02:27:51 PM
Congratulations to the TEAM and all who made them work for it. Wish I could have been there but thanks to Dave and keeping all of us to date with what was going on. Thanks again Dave.
Blessings
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Tom Luciano on September 01, 2019, 03:40:13 PM
Congrats to a outstanding team!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Jim Kraft on September 01, 2019, 03:52:40 PM
A special thanks to Dave Trible and Elwyn for the pictures and report. It means a lot to us at home folks. You guys are the best.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Will Hinton on September 01, 2019, 03:55:03 PM
Awesome team gentlemen, congrats to all.  Looks to me like they had to earn it in some tough competition.  The USA will be very well represented, for sure.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Derek Barry on September 01, 2019, 04:18:07 PM
Congratulations Team!!! It was great to see 4 juniors at the Team trials too!

Derek
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Will Hinton on September 01, 2019, 04:21:00 PM
We had the wonderful privilege of having the Alimov boys at the FCM and I gotta tell ya, watch out guys, they're coming strong - those boys can flat out fly stunt.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Elwyn Aud on September 01, 2019, 04:32:22 PM
Haven't started going through all of today's pics, but here's one for starters.
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Ted Fancher on September 01, 2019, 04:43:49 PM
Bravo to the four outstanding members of the United States of America's F2B team!  A huge DITTO to Derek Barry's cheer for the four very competitive junior fliers.  How great to see growth in the number of fine young and talented fliers who show up to compete for the great privilege of representing the USA in competition with the best from around the world. I know you will all represent us well both as competitors and as kindred spirits with those against whom you'll compete.

Ted Fancher
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: john e. holliday on September 01, 2019, 05:05:39 PM
Looks like we have a very strong team there.   I know Howard has worked hard to make it.  Joe has the experience now as well as his great pit lady.  Go team USA.  Thanks to Dave and Elwyn for the pics. H^^
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Elwyn Aud on September 01, 2019, 05:34:37 PM
A few action pics from Sunday-
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Dave_Trible on September 01, 2019, 06:46:07 PM
Having just arrived home I want to THANK the Tulsa Gluedobbers for running a great team trials, your first but I'm sure not your last.  It was well executed and pleasurable.  Thanks to Bob Reeves for allowing us to move in and take over his life this week. 

Dave
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: B Norton on September 02, 2019, 12:25:50 AM
Dave you and Elwyn make great team,thanks for all you two did!!!
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Post by: B Norton on September 02, 2019, 12:39:35 AM
Congrats to team USA  .Joe you make this gluedoober proud!!
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Post by: C.T. Schaefer on September 02, 2019, 05:42:15 AM
This looks like a great team!  Congrats to one of our own Steven Daly!   TS
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Paul Walker on September 02, 2019, 11:10:13 AM
Congrats to Orestes, Joe, Howard, and Steven.

Have fun in Poland. You will do us well!
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Russell Honea on September 02, 2019, 12:10:09 PM
Well the 2019 USA Team Trials are now in the books.
I sincerely hope that all of the participants and crews who made the trip, had a great experience while here in Tulsa.

I wanted to thank all of those who came from out of town who volunteered their time to help make this a successful event.

For the 3rd consecutive TT John and Stella Hill from TX ran scoring for the event. Working alongside John & Stella was Edie Oliver,Kathleen Patterson and my wife Patty Honea.
Running scores was Colleen Gilbert, Marilee McMillan, Maggie Blanchard and Ronda Tipton.

Taking care of pull testing and pit duties was John Blanchard, Bob Hesskamp, Brent Rajillio and Tim Tipton.
John, Brent and Maggie came up from Louisiana on Wednesday to help us get ready for the weekend.

Our judges pool consisted of:

Mark Overmeir ( Head Judge )
David Fitzgerald
Keith Trostle
John Simpson
Doug Patterson
Bob McDonald
Gary McClellen ( Alternate )

( David and Keith also served as our Jurors )

In regards to our Friday night dinner for the Pilots, Judges and volunteers, Patty and I hosted a fish fry at our house for everyone. I fried over 40lbs of fish and several pounds of hush puppies. The rest of the side dishes and deserts were taken care of by all of our wonderful District 8 ladies. It was quite the feast with very little left over to put away.

One bit of excitement for the evening was when David Fitzgerald seen sparks flying at the end of my house and let me know he was concerned that we were about to have an electrical fire. After I got the tears wiped out of my eyes he was informed that I had merely turned on the bug zapper to provide additional southern entertainment.
I am still giggling about that one.

All in all a great time, thanks again everyone,

Russell Honea
Event Director 2019 Team Trials
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: James Mills on September 02, 2019, 01:45:34 PM
Congratulations to our team, all of you flew very well.  Special pat on the back to Steven.  A big thank you to the Tulsa Gluedobbers for running a great contest.

James, Beth, and Ben
Title: Re: USA World F2B Team Trials 2019-Tulsa
Post by: Joseph Daly on September 03, 2019, 05:12:21 PM
Russ,

You guys and gals put on a great contest! Thanks for your hospitality and the excellent fish fry and of course the cookies (which were Stevenís favorite)

I hope that you guys will do it again, we had a really good time, and we got to fly stunt!

Thanks
The Dalyís