Nationals 2017 - Organizer's Notes

 

The intent of these notes are to address the general IAC membership on the organizational aspects of the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships.  The intent is to publish a Bulletin once each month starting in January to inform members of progress leading up to our National Contest in September.  Please feel free to contact the b747inst [at] aol.com (subject: US%20Nationals) (CD )for any suggestions or comments.

This page will also serve as a call for help in various positions that may need to be filled, funds that may be needed and any other general "please help us issues".

 


Organizers Notes

Air-Ground Radios Needed

My plan for air-ground radios has fell thru - asking for people to bring their extra radios to the contest (with charges) let me know if you can bring one 

 

Aug 11, 2017

Looking for GATER or similar vehicle

We are looking for a GATER or similiar vehicle to tow gliders to and from the glider staging area.  If any IAC Member in the Oshkosh Area can help us out we would appreciate it.  Contact the CD.

August 9,2017

Practice Slots are filled.

Following are the assigned practice slots for September 22 and 23; (updated 8/15/2017)

22 Sept 

0730 Stan Burks

 0740 Pablo Branco 

0750 Jason Noll

0800 Jeff Petrocelli

0810 GLIDER  

0820 Jim Bourke

0830 Kevin Elizondo  

0840 Maro Mena

0850 Paul Funk

0900 Don Hartmann  

0910 GLIDER  

0920 Shaun Brautigan

0930 Jerry Reidinger  

0940 Robert Dumovic

0950 Jerry Esquenazi

1000 Chris Magon  

1010 GLIDER  

1020 Stan Moye

1030 Bill Gordon  

1040 David Underwood 

1050 Mike Lents

1100 Alex Tally

1110 GLIDER  

1120 Gerry Molidor

1130 Mark Budd Jr 

1140 Steve Fiegel

1150 James Jacobson 

1200 Adam Messenheimer 

1210 GLIDER  

1220 Chris Combs 

1230 Mark Budd Sr

1240 Mike Plyler

1250 Jeff Nelson 

1300 Hugo Ritzenthaler  

1310 GLIDER  

1320 Jason Flood 

1330 David Taylor 

1340 Doug Sowder 

1350 Cory Johnson 

1400 Brent Smith  

1410 GLIDER  

1420 Mathieu Barbin

1430 AJ Wilder  

1440 Grant Nielson 

1450 Larry Macon

1500 Krysta Paradis

1510 GLIDER  

1520 Anthony Oshingua 

1530 Tony Davila  

1540 Yuichi Takagi  

1550 John Shavinsky 

1600 Adam Cope 

1610 GLIDER  

1620 Kevin Campbell

1630 Dave Scott 

1640 Alain Aguayo 

1650 Rob Holland 

1700 Steve Johnson

1710 GLIDER  

1720 Cameron Grossl 

1730 Patric Coggin

23 Sept

0730 GLIDER  

0740 Larry Ernewein 

0750 Goody Thomas 

0800 Marty Flournoy  

0810 Foster Bachschmidt  

0820 Dan Unger 

0830 Johnny Wacker 

0840 GLIDER  

0850 Angelo Cillaroto

 0900 Andy Ernewein  

0910 Luke Penner  

0920 Justin Hickson  

0930 Arron McCartin 

No flights after 0940 as we prepare for the Group Photo.

 

Twitter Text Updates for 2017 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships

June 29,2017

From your cell phone send a text reading: Follow @USNAcro - Send text to this number:40404

If you set this up at last years Nationals and have been receiving texts since then you do not need to do this set up process again. This does NOT set up a twitter account for you, this ONLY allows the U.S. Aerobatic Nationals Twitter Page to send you a text with news/updates that are posted on the page. We urge everyone to sign up for these text messages, this will be extremely useful to get all updates/changes to you pertaining to the contest.   The sooner you do this set up process the sooner you will be up to date on news/ changes/ scheduling for the Contest. 



 

Civilian Glider Pilots - Deadline

JULY 1 is the deadline to contact me (the CD) at B747Inst [at] aol.com - if you are planning on flying the 2017 Nationals.  So far we have no takers.  I am not going to expend any efforts on finding a tow pilot/tow plane this year unless I get some commitments by JULY 1.  Over & Out.

 

Practice Slots

May 2017

As of May 10, Here are the practice slots:

22 Sept 

0730 OPEN

 0740 OPEN  

0750 OPEN  

0800 Goody Thomas  

0810 GLIDER  

0820 OPEN  

0830 Kevin Elizondo  

0840 OPEN  

0850 OPEN  

0900 Don Hartmann  

0910 GLIDER  

0920 OPEN  

0930 Jerry Reidinger  

0940 OPEN  

0950 OPEN  

1000 Chris Magon  

1010 GLIDER  

1020 OPEN  

1030 Bill Gordon  

1040 OPEN  

1050 OPEN  

1100 OPEN  

1110 GLIDER  

1120 OPEN  

1130 OPEN  

1140 OPEN  

1150 OPEN  

1200 OPEN  

1210 GLIDER  

1220 OPEN  

1230 OPEN  

1240 OPEN  

1250 OPEN  

1300 Hugo Ritzenthaler  

1310 GLIDER  

1320 OPEN  

1330 OPEN  

1340 OPEN  

1350 OPEN  

1400 Brent Smith  

1410 GLIDER  

1420 OPEN  

1430 AJ Wilder  

1440 OPEN  

1450 OPEN  

1500 Doug Jenkins  

1510 GLIDER  

1520 OPEN  

1530 Tony Davila  

1540 Yuichi Takagi  

1550 OPEN  

1600 David Prather  

1610 GLIDER  

1620 OPEN  

1630 OPEN  

1640 OPEN  

1650 OPEN  

1700 OPEN  

1710 GLIDER  

1720 OPEN  

1730 OPEN

23 Sept

0730 GLIDER  

0740 OPEN  

0750 OPEN  

0800 Marty Flournoy  

0810 Foster Bachschmidt  

0820 OPEN  

0830 OPEN  

0840 GLIDER  

0850 Mike Ciliberti

 0900 Andy Ernewein  

0910 Luke Penner  

0920 Justin (Batman) Hickson  

0930 Arron McCartin.  

No flights after 0940 as we prepare for the Group Photo.

 

 

April 2017

Practice Slots

Submitted by Gary DeBaun on Tues, 2017-04-18 10:58am

We are having a few issues with the new registration pages... I know some of you are asking about "Practice Slots”.

Our practice days are: 20, 21, 22, from 0730 - 1730 and on the 23rd from 0730-0930. The 20th and 21st is open practice - for a time slot you will see the box monitor for a slot.

For practice on the 22nd and 23nd you will pick a slot when you pre-register... however, I am not sure yet if that option will be available this year - SO... call me at 612-810-6783 or email me at B747Inst at aol.com and reserve thru me... if the registration page works I will transfer your slot time to it.

 

 

March 2017

Practice September 20/21 - Boxmaster Needed

Submitted by Gary DeBaun

If you are planning on coming early and practicing in the box - September 20/21 are "unofficial" practice days... the box will be open, first come, first served.  However, before you fly in the box, you must sign the waiver, get a technical inspection and find yourself a BOX MONITOR.  No practice flights in the box will be allowed withoug a box monitor....  make your plans accordanly.   If anyone would like to volunteer to be Box monitor for the 20/21 practice please notify the CD.

 

Looking for Sponsors to fund daily Volunteer Lunches

As we do every year, we are looking for sponsors to fund our Volunteer Lunches (45 lunches per day).  If you would like to sponsor one day of lunches for our hard-working volunteers, you can do so for $250.00.  You will get your name on the Sponsor Banners and a shout-out at the opening cerimonies - and some other goodies (to be determined).  Email me if you are interested - B747Inst [at] aol.com

 

Trailers at the U.S. Nationals

If you plan on bringing (or renting) a trailer/motorhome to the U.S. Nationals this year, we will be using Audry's Park.  The fee is $25.00 per night for full hook-ups.  Please contact Jill Schumacher (EAA Campground Manager) at 920-426-6134 to reserve your spot.  Payment will also be made thru Jill.

If you want to rent a trailer/motorhome you will have to contact the local trailer/motorhome rentals in OSH (I believe there are three of them) - I have checked prices and you would be looking at around $1000 for the week, depending on what unit you want.

 

Handheld Radios Needed

Once again, we are soliciting folks for hand-held radio transceivers for use at the Nationals.  We need 8 total.  There will be a sign in/out form this year to better control the use of these radios.  If you bring one (or two) for us to use, please also bring their chargers.  At the end of the day we will sign them all back in and make sure they are charged for the next day.  Chris DeBaun will be in charge of monitoring the radios this year.  They will not be lost.  Email me if you can supply us a hand-held transceiver radio..  B747Inst [at] aol.com

 

Pilots - KOSH does NOT have an LAOA like KYGI. Therefore, there is no unofficial practice days. The waiver does not come into play until WED September 20. Official practice days are Wed, Sept 20, Thursday Sept 21 and Friday, September 22. You may also practice on SAT September 23 until 10:30am. Practice slot signups will be on a first come-first serve basis WED and THRU. Friday and Saturday will be handled via the Pre-registration site (not up yet) on our website.

Approximate location of the aerobatic box at KOSH.