Posted by Toby W. Silhavy
Posted on 7/3/2019
I would like to thank Bill Teeter for his writeup for the Woodstock IMAC Contest! Hopefully soon, we will be able to have a contest without weather issues.
Woodstock IMAC Contest - June 15-16, 2019
To say the least it was not a contest for fair weather flyers. Saturday dawned partly sunny but with winds at about 25-28 km/hr and gusting at times to over 40 km. Luckily fairly straight down the runway.
Take-offs were short, pilots fought to wind correct all their maneuvers, and landings were knee knockers. Even though the participant numbers had dwindled down to eight brave pilots, we did our best to have fun. There was initial debate of do we fly or not, but in the end we decided to fly and it worked out just fine. One wheel pant came loose on landing but all the rest of the airplanes went home in one piece.
We got most of one round done Saturday morning before a misty rain came in making everyone cover up. After a short delay we finished the round and then had another rain delay. After lunch we managed to get another stop and start round in before another large band of rain threatened so that was it for the day.
Sunday was a little brighter with less wind. We got through the Unknowns and another set of Knowns before rain threatened again. So that was the wrap on a fun and blustery weekend. Planes were loaded up, plaques and pilot prizes were handed out.
Many thanks to the CD Steve Ruxton and Club President Bryan Mailloux for all their efforts to make it a fun weekend. Also thanks to the Woodstock Club members that scribed, ran score sheets, ran the Score program itself, and BBQ’d for us. It turned out to be a great kick-off event for the Ontario contest season.