Event Results

2019 Plum Island IMAC Scale Aerobatic Competition

Plum Island Airport RC Flyers AMA #5198

Friday, 08/02/2019 - Sunday, 08/04/2019

Wow!  What a fantastic contest we had.  19 pilots, 4 new faces!  5 Basic (2 new to this event, 1 first event, 2 second event), 6 Sportsman (2 fairly new pilots and 1 first time at Plum Island)- hotly contested class 1-4 separated by about 50 points most of the contest!, Advanced spread by 7.8 pts!, 2 Advanced pilots moved up to Unlimited.  All pilots, volunteers and family members contributed to judging, scoring, running sheets, placing lunch orders and clean up.  One :30 rain delay on Sat morning and still completed 3 ½ rounds, Sun unknown plus one more full round.  Wrapped up by 3pm.  I can’t think of how it would have been better. 

Overall, there were 18 pilots flying in the 2019 Plum Island contest. In no particular order they were: Bill Lairsey, Daren Hudson, Dave Dupre, Jim Baker, John Paragallo, JR Paragallo, Mark Sullivan, Peter Nesbeda, Raymond Labonte, Robert Gaudette, Ron Czikowsky, Seth Dixon, Skip Messick, Steve Bakke, Steve Bourassa, Steven Brentson, Thomas Gaudette and Tyler McCormack. These pilots flew a grand total of 288 judged sequences.

Ron Czikowsky won the Basic class. There were 4 pilots in Basic. The winning order was: (1) Ron Czikowsky, (2) John Paragallo, (3) Steve Bourassa and (4) Robert Gaudette. They flew 7 known sequences (4 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 5,120.9 to a high of 6,250 (a range of 1,129.1 points).

Seth Dixon won the Sportsman class. There were 6 pilots in Sportsman. The winning order was: (1) Seth Dixon, (2) JR Paragallo, (3) Daren Hudson, (4) Mark Sullivan, (5) Steve Bakke and (6) Thomas Gaudette. They flew 7 known sequences (4 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 4,948.5 to a high of 6,161.4 (a range of 1,212.9 points).

Steven Brentson won the Intermediate class. There were 2 pilots in Intermediate. The winning order was: (1) Steven Brentson and (2) Dave Dupre. They flew 7 known sequences (4 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 6,010.3 to a high of 6,163.8 (a range of 153.5 points).

Peter Nesbeda won the Advanced class. There were 2 pilots in Advanced. The winning order was: (1) Peter Nesbeda and (2) Skip Messick. They flew 7 known sequences (4 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 6,010.1 to a high of 6,017.9 (a range of 7.8 points).

Tyler McCormack won the Unlimited class. There were 4 pilots in Unlimited. The winning order was: (1) Tyler McCormack, (2) Jim Baker, (3) Raymond Labonte and (4) Bill Lairsey. They flew 7 known sequences (4 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 4,306.5 to a high of 6,250 (a range of 1,943.5 points).

Daren Hudson won the Seniors class. There were 6 pilots in Seniors. The winning order was: (1) Daren Hudson, (2) Steve Bourassa, (3) Skip Messick, (4) Robert Gaudette, (5) Peter Nesbeda and (6) Bill Lairsey. They flew 7 known sequences (4 rounds) and 1 unknown round. The scores ranged from a low of 786.346 to a high of 1,000.000 (a range of 213.654 points).

The tightest competition was for 1st place in the Advanced class, with only 7.814 points difference between Peter Nesbeda and Skip Messick.