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There have been several changes to the D5 Contest Schedule. The Bourbon Co. RC Club (Fort Scott, Ks) has cancelled their contest due to field conditions. A tornado in the Spring damaged beyond repair the pavillion and other features of the field. The Phantom Flyers RC Club (St. Charles, Mo) has rescheduled their contest to September 30-October 1, 2017 to alleviate the weather conditions in late August in that area.
Congratulations to 6 District 5 members for finishing in the top 5 of their respective levels at the 2016 NATS
Chuch Edwards: First in Advanced
Mike Gaishin: Fifth in Advanced
Greyson Pritchett: Third in Masters
Robert Green: Fourth in Masters
Brenner Sharp: Fifth in Masters
AC Glenn: Fifth in F3A
Other D5 members who participated in the 2016 Nats include
District 5 Message From the VP Mark Barnett
Wecome to the D5 NSRCA site for 2016. The 2016 Flying Season is over for D5. A final tally of the points applied to the D5 Championship levels and the 2016 Champions are listed below. It was a great season for D5 and many thanks go to the members, their club members, spouses and friends for supporting the fliers. Without the support of club members many of these events would not have been as successful as they were.
This is Mark Barnett. I am the District VP for 2016 and look forward to a great flying season. My interest in flying RC and especially Pattern comes from the following
At age 9 I built my first balsa and tissue model airplane, a Cessna 180, and many more after that which led to control line models with .049 glow engines. Back then radio control was too expensive for me - in 1971 at age 15 a Kraft radio was $400. Not that much now but back then I just dreamed about them in the pages of MAN. Life got busy and those dreams got replaced by others until 2007. I bought an ARF trainer, a simulator, and found an instructor through our local club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Skyhawks. In 2010 I went to my first pattern contest in Omaha and flew a Sig 4 Star 40 in winds gusting to 27 mph. I survived with the help of my wife and caller, Robin, and my flying buddy, pattern coach and building advisor, Mark Woytassek. Recently, I completed construction of my 3rd 2m pattern plane from a short kit and plans. I love to build and we have plenty of time for that here in District 5 during the 6 month building season. All the pattern fliers here in D5 have helped me so much with advice and encouragement along the way. Now I am looking forward to getting to know other pattern fliers across the country. I am pleased to represent you as your new District 5 VP.
Champions for 2016:
Sportsman- Kevin Gordon
Intermediate- Jim West
Advanced- Mark Barnett
Masters- Robert Green
FAI- Bill Ahrens
Congrats to our Champions for 2016
Thanks to all of the fliers at our many events for 2016. A special thanks go to the CDs of each of the events and to the club members who supported the CDs in managing the contests.