Rob Holland Wins Four Minute Free, September 26
26 Sep 2008 18:45:00 CDT
Rob Holland won the Unlimited Four Minute Freestyle program this morning followed by Robert Armstrong.
Debby Rihn-Harvey National Champion, September 25
25 Sep 2008 22:30:00 CDT
Debby Rihn-Harvey is the 2008 United States National Aerobatic Champion. Debby retrieved her first place standing in the Known to win overall.
Hector Ramirez National Advanced Champion, September 24
24 Sep 2008 22:30:00 CDT
Hector Ramirez continued to dominate Advanced with a third straight first place performance. His first on the Unknown kept him first overall and, short protests, Advanced National Champion.
Tuesday, September 23
24 Sep 2008 07:30:00 CDT
Nationals has now flown three flights of Unlimited with Debby Rihn-Harvey leading, David Martin second, and Hubie Tolson third. Advanced has flown two flights with Hector Ramirez, Patrick Clark, and Alex Land leading. Intermediate, Sportsman, and Primary have flown one flight.
Unlimited Known and Free results posted
23 Sep 2008 11:30:00 CDT
Find final results posted for Power Unlimited and Advanced Knowns. Provisional scores are posted for the Power Unlimited Free and the Intermediate Known. Congratulate Debby Rihn-Harvey, David Martin, and Zach Heffley for their placement at the top of the Unlimited Known. Vicki Cruse provisionally won the Unlimited Free with enough points to bring her from position 12 on the Known to second overall. Robert Armstrong and Hubie Tolson provisionally follow Vicki on the Free. Scores are provisional until the protest period has passed and scores certified by Contest Director, Doug Bartlett.
Monday flew three categories, September 22
23 Sep 2008 06:30:00 CDT
Advanced pilots flew their Known in the morning as early morning fog burned off, following yesterday's pattern, by 9:30am. Intermediate flew their Known after lunch with the strongest winds and scattered fair weather clouds at about 4700 AGL. The Unlimited pilots started their Free flights at 3:30pm and finished at 7pm.
Sunday Unlimited Known, September 21
21 Sep 2008 23:00:00 CDT
Twenty three Unlimited power and two glider pilots completed the Known flight today. Wind was from the southeast at about ten knots. Scattered cumulus at 4700 AGL gave way to clear skies.
Saturday Practice, September 20
21 Sep 2008 00:30:00 CDT
Practice and registration today, Saturday, has about sixty competitors present. More expected tomorrow. Winds were calm. Sky clear. Temparatures moderate, below 80F.
Eat and Greet
25 Aug 2008 21:30:00 EDT
Breakfast this year at the airport with Air-1 Flight Support, who will host a buffet at subsidized cost from seven to ten in the morning. The Denison Chamber will host a BBQ on Sunday evening. Gather at the Library on Tuesday evening for dinner hosted by the Sherman Department of Tourism. See the schedule http://www.usnationaerobatics.org/USN2008/schedule.html for details.
Hangar Space at Air-1
25 Aug 2008 21:00:00 EDT
Air-1 Flight Support offers hangar space and a $.10 per gallon discount on fuel. Call Victor Miller at (903)786-6001 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Nationals Fuel Discount to get your reservation and register for the discount.
19 Aug 2008 20:00:00 EDT
MT Propeller will award $500 to the Intermediate National Champion. American Champion Aircraft will award a plaque to the highest scoring American Champion. Trophy sponsors for this year's Nationals are American Champion Aircraft for Sportsman, Aviat Aircraft for Intermediate, Extra Aircraft/Southeast Aero for Advanced, and Berkley Aviation/Northwest Insurance Group for Unlimited.
12 Aug 2008 22:34:00 EDT
This year the U.S. Nationals is enjoying three sponsoring hotels. Returning are the Comfort Suites and the Hampton Inn of Sherman. New this year is the Holiday Inn Express in Sherman. To ensure your rate, please book your reservation by Sunday, September 7th, 2008 (two weeks prior to event start) and ask for the IAC or U.S. Nationals preferred rate.
Texoma Jet Center Gimme Shelter
15 Jul 2008 20:00:00 EDT
Texoma Jet Center will open hanger space at their facility for thirteen to fifteen planes at $10 per night on a first call first reserve basis. They will also provide a $.20 per gallon discount on fuel for those who register with them prior to August 31st. Phone Texoma at (800) 844-2378 or (903) 786-2566. Ask for Steve Wayne.
Free Programs Require Super Families
12 Jul 2008 20:00:00 EDT
Free programs sumbitted to the registrar at Nationals this year must have "Super Family" designations required by the CIVA "Fair Play" scoring algorithm.
KGYI Gets a new Name
14 Jun 2008 20:00:00 EDT
The location of the U.S. Nationals is not new, but it sports a new name. Grayson County Airport is now called "North Texas Regional Airport." The airport sports a control tower now as well. Maybe a good idea to replace last year's sectional in your cockpit.