[FSA] [Richmond] [Bentonville] [FSA] [Nats] [Salisbury] [FSA] [Salisbury]
2007 is Kirk's sixth season flying R/C combat. This year he will be competing in Open B, 2610 ("scale"), SSC and a little bit
of a newer scale class known as 2548.
This contest had B and SSC at the local field. It was run rather briskly to try to get
as much flying in as possible before the rain arrived. The clouds came and went during the day before the rain, so some of the photos are rather
dark. It was Alex's first contest. Some of the pilots were a bit "rusty" after winter, but Kirk flew well enough
to finish first in both classes.
This was a one day SSC contest in Indiana. There was a delay
getting started since many of the guys were travelling together, and their vehicle broke down on the drive. Once they
all made it, the contest started quickly. By the afternoon showers came through and ended the contest early. Kirk
flew well though and finished first.
This was a one day contest with Open B and SSC at a field in the
Shenandoah valley. There were some passing storms in the area and a brief rain delay, but they still got the whole contest in. Kirk
did ok in B, but flew very well in SSC including getting a seven-cut round. He finished first in both classes.
This was a one day event at the local field, with SSC and
Open B classes. A tailwind came up as the day went on and the sky was hazy, but five rounds of each class were flown.
Kirk flew well again in SSC and took first with some good rounds. Open B was more evenly flown and Kirk finished a
close second to Nick, who won his first event.
This was a four day event, with five different classes flown. Kirk
had a bit of an up and down event in terms of his flying, but ended up placing well in the standings. He flew a personal
best round average score of 400 in Open B, for a second place finish. He was also second in 2610 scale, Limited B and 2548 scale.
Kirk finished third in SSC. At the "pizza banquet" on Sunday night, Kirk received an award for finishing in first place in the
national points standings for 2006 in Open B and 2610. This was the first Nats for the guys from Salisbury, who had a good time and
Nick flew very well for his first "big" contest ever. Richard, Kirk's father, flew out for part of the week to watch and help Kirk.
Clouds came and went all week, thus all the varying backgrounds. But it didn't rain until the morning we left, when there were
thunderstorms at 8am.
Day 1 -- Open B and 2610
Day 2 -- Open B and 2548
Day 3 -- SSC and Limited B
Day 4 -- SSC and Limited B
This was a one day SSC contest with a good
number of new pilots. Kirk had a good day and finished first. He even managed to avoid going down in
the "water hazard" this time.
This was a one day event at the local field, with SSC and 2548 combat. The
turnout was light, and it was windy since there was a hurricane off the coast that day. The guys had a fun time flying, and Kirk
edged by Nick to take first in both classes.
This was a one day SSC contest in December with a good
number of newer pilots. Kirk had a slow-starting day, but he edged out Nick for first place with a high-scoring
More info next season.