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Region 2 - Final Comments

Friday was the final contest day for the Region 2 Contest at Mifflin County Airport. Our weatherman Richard Kellerman noted the possibility for a flyable but short lived task. However, the decision was made to cancel.

In the Sports Class, the third place finisher was Heinz Weissenbuehler who trailed fellow Harris Hill pilot Andy Brayer by 4 points. The 2011 Region 2 winner was Karl Striedieck.

In the FAI Class, third place went to John Seymour, in second place was Sean Murphy and the 2011 Region 2 FAI Class winner was Jerzy Szemplinski who edged out Sean by winning Day 4 taking home this years win. Jerzy also received the Mifflin County Airport trophy for the longest contest flight. 

The 2011 Region 2 Contest had several 1st time events. This is the 1st time: the new Mifflin Soaring Association clubhouse was utilized since completion; the FAI Class used the Handicap System and a sanctioned contest requested and granted that the original contest dates be canceled and new dates scheduled due to weather. This turned out to be a good move since this week provided five days for flying for a complete contest.

Two fine gentlemen were missing from this years contest, Kai Gertsen and Charlie "Lite" Minner. Both passed away in May and will truly be missed!



Posted: 5/28/2011


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