The Leo (IAC/NPSC) - News and Updates

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2021 The Leo (IAC/NPSC) - News and Updates

Leo Update as of 8/23/2021
Another week, another contest added to the NPSC results for the Leo Trophy.  Note:  The Salem results are available but not eligible for NPSC points due to only flying 1 flight.  We've completed a lot of flying through early August with about 214 NPSC competitors spread across 17 NPSC qualified contests.   Nathan Ruedy, Brittanee Lincoln, Matt Dunfee and Dave Watson have each flown in 3 different regions as you'll see in the results here and so have earned qualifying points in the series.   It looks like the Advanced category is shaping up to be a tight battle between Matt Dunfee and Dave Watson.  Dave closed the gap a little with his 1st place finish at the Western Regionals held last weekend in Sterling, CO. It could come down to who does better at the Nationals in September!
 
Season numbers
Competitor Summary               One Region    Two Regions      Three Regions
Sportsman                                      87                    11                       1
Intermediate                                   48                      5                       1
Advanced                                        41                     5                       2
Unlimited                                        12                      1                       0
 
Sportsman Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum except Nathan)
Nathan Ruedy                                  1.763             (3 Regions)
Michael Hoy                                     1.832
Sara Arnold                                      1.427
 
Intermediate Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum except Brittanee)
Brittanee Lincoln                           2.436              (3 regions)
Wayne Asplundh                              1.714
Craig Fitzerald                                 1.639
 
Advanced Point Leaders (3 Regions Best Rank Points Sum except Chris)
Matt Dunfee                                   2.607
Dave Watson                                  2.458
Chris Magon                                    1.381              (2 regions)
 
Unlimited Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum)   
Jim Bourke                                    1.417
 
 
Bob Freeman
Director, International Aerobatic Club, Division of EAA
President, IAC Chapter 12, Rocky Mountain Aerobatic Club
303 709 6465 (mobile)
2bafree.man [at] gmail.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left to Right: Nathan Ruedy - Sportsman, Brittanee Lincoln - Intermediate, Matt Dunfee - Advanced, Jim Bourke - Unlimited
 
 

 
August 17, 2021

We are starting to see some interesting progress in the National Championship Point Series.  We've completed a lot of flying through early August with about 200 competitors spread across 16 contests.   Nathan Ruedy, Brittanee Lincoln, Matt Dunfee and Dave Watson have each flown in 3 different regions as you'll see in the results here and so have earned qualifying points in the series.  As of this week, we now have 3 Unlimited competitors that have each flown in 2 regions, up from 1 in the previous update.  It looks like the Advanced category is shaping up to be a tight battle between Matt Dunfee and Dave Watson.  

Season numbers

Competitor Summary               One Region    Two Regions      Three Regions

Sportsman                                      86                    11                       1

Intermediate                                   48                      5                       1

Advanced                                        40                     5                       2

Unlimited                                          9                     3                       0

Sportsman Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum except Nathan)

Nathan Ruedy                                  1.763             (3 Regions)

Michael Hoy                                     1.832

Sara Arnold                                      1.427

Intermediate Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum except Brittanee)

 

Brittanee Lincoln                           2.347              (3 regions)

Wayne Asplundh                              1.714

Craig Fitzerald                                 1.639

Advanced Point Leaders (3 Regions Best Rank Points Sum except Chris)

Matt Dunfee                                   2.607

Dave Watson                                  2.250

Chris Magon                                    1.381              (2 regions)

Unlimited Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum)   

Jim Bourke                                    1.417

Aaron McCartan                             1.333

Craig Gifford                                  0.667



Thanks,

Bob

 
 
July 19, 2021
At this point in the competition season, there are many pilots that have flown in one or more contests in a single region, a few that have flown in one or more contests in two regions, and to date, none that have flown in three different regions.  The battle for 1st place is very tight in Intermediate and Advanced is close.  We need some more Unlimited pilots, which is challenging as there have only been a couple of contests that had an Unlimited category so far this year.  Many pilots will add the SC region when they fly at the US Nationals in September.
 
Competitor Summary               One Region    Two Regions      Three Regions
Sportsman                                      78                     6                        0
Intermediate                                   49                     3                        0
Advanced                                       34                     4                        0
Unlimited                                         9                     1                        0
 
Sportsman Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum)
Michael Hoy                                     1.823
Marianne Fox                                   1.221            
Mark King                                        1.181   
 
Intermediate Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum)
Jerry Esquenazi                               1.55
Brittanee Lincoln                             1.514     
Jay Hanson                                    0.7        
 
Advanced Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum)
Matt Dunfee                                   1.732
Dave Watson                                  1.500
Chris Magon                                   1.381
 
Unlimited Point Leaders (2 Regions Best Rank Points Sum)   - NOTE: Need 2 competitors minimum to win
Jim Bourke                                    1.417
 
 
Thanks,

Bob
Director, International Aerobatic Club, Division of EAA
President, IAC Chapter 12, Rocky Mountain Aerobatic Club
303 709 6465 (mobile)
2bafree.man [at] gmail.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left to Right: Michael Hoy's Monosport 360, Jerry Esquenazi's Extra 300S, Matt Dunfee's Extra 330SC, and Jim Bourke's Extra 330SC
 
 

June 29, 2021
Here are updated results after two contests held in June; The Midwest Aerobatic Championships in Seward, Nebraska and the Apple Cup in Ephrata, Washington.
 
We have many pilots that have flown in one region so far this season.   We now have several pilots that have flown in 2 different regions, meaning they are the leaders in the Nationals Point Series Championship.  They need one more region in their totals to get official NPSC points.  
 
      Point Sum for 2 Regions
  1. Marianne Fox                   1.222
  2. Nathan Ruedy                  0.9444
  3. Sean Moran                     0.347
Intermediate: 41 Competitors this year to date 
      Point Sum for 2 Regions
  1. Britanee Lincoln                 1.5138
  2. Jay Hanson                        0.7
Advanced: 30 Competitors this year to date 
      Point Sum for 2 Regions
  1. Dave Watson                     1.4999
  2. Christopher Magon             1.3808
  3. Christopher Combs             1.0833
  4. Shaun Brautigan                 0.7618
Unlimited: 10 Competitors this year to date 
      Point Sum for 2 Regions
  1. Jim Bourke                        1.417
 
Bob Freeman
Director, International Aerobatic Club, Division of EAA
President, IAC Chapter 12, Rocky Mountain Aerobatic Club
303 709 6465 (mobile)
2bafree.man [at] gmail.com

 

 


May 3, 2021

Update, National Point Series Championship
NPSC potential ranking points are shown in the following tables and include results from contests reporting results in the IACCDB through 5/3/21.
As the season progresses, the spreadsheets will grow in size as the contests more competitors get added. These are the results in terms of potential NPSC ranking points by category and competitor (so far this year).  No one has any actual credited points until they fly in three different regions, which no one has done so far (it's early). 
As a reminder, the sum of the pilot's highest ranking points earned three different regions will determine their NPSC total for the season.  The winner  in each category will be the one with the highest sum for three regions, and the winners names will be engraved on the LEO trophy.
Bob Freeman - NPSC Administrator

Sportsman Standings IAC/NPSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Standings IAC/NPSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Standings IAC/NPSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlimited Standings IAC/NPSC



 

April 4, 2021

The first contest of the year, the Snow Bird Classic" has been completed (and it happens to be in the SE Region).  Based on the results of that contest, the following pilots, by category, would earn points for the National Point Series Championship.  Note that these points won't count until the pilot has flown contests in 3 different regions (Nationals counts in the SC Region).  So, these pilots need to fly two more contests, in two regions not in the SE  in order to qualify for the LEO.  Points are awarded on the basis of percentile rank order of finish among the pilots competing in the contest.