The 2020 Northeast season is in the books. The final regional contest at Pegasus RC in Hagerstown Maryland was as much a success as I could have hoped for in this pandemic tainted season. Losing Black Dirt as a regular site for the regional finals was a disappointment, but Hagerstown proved to be an amiable location. The weather was absolutely perfect, with temperatures in the mid 60's both days, although a little cool at night and the morning. Pegasus really enjoys hosting IMAC events, and there are a couple club members that will be joining us next year for contests in Maryland and Delaware. A few regular IMAC flyers from the northern reaches braved the longer drive, and really enjoyed themselves. Next year I'll be trying to convince some of us from the southern portions to come up north, for a hopefully northern final.
With only 11 pilots at the contest, there was very little down time for most pilots. We flew four rounds on Saturday, then the unknowns and another full round on Sunday. My deepest thanks to all the pilots that pitched in to help judge, enter scores, call for other pilots, and help with plane repairs. Although there were a few mechanical issues, all pilots went home with their planes intact. One club member at Pegasus even remarked how nice it was to see good pilots flying precisely, not just throwing the sticks around, and retrieving planes from the bean field. The club is already looking forward to hosting a contest next season at the end of April or beginning of May, and hoping we can find a place in the schedule for a fall contest at Pegasus.