Bomb and Parachute Drop
Contest 2021


Sunday, October 17




The 15th Annual MCRCS Bomb/Parachute Drop Contest took place on October 17th as it had been delayed one week due to bad weather.   Weather turned out to be sunny after a night of rain but somewhat windy with average winds of about 12 mph and gusting up to 20 mph with temperatures in the 60’s.   We still had a good turnout of both pilots and non-participating members.   We had 12 entrants in the Bomb Drop and 6 entrants in the Parachute Drop.  Some members called it quits after only 1 flight due to the high winds and Ben’s plane blew off the table with some damage before he even attempted to fly.    For this year’s contest, we only used a point system and counted all three drops.  We also incorporated a 50-foot diameter circle in addition to the other inner circles.  This worked out great for the score keepers during the contest with no tedious measuring.  We completed the contest with a great lunch with all the fixings.  We need to also thank Irwin Keshner, Jim Meighan, Chris Leeds, and Brian Bunda for their help in making the day a great success!

Bomb Drop –

 Five out of the eleven pilots that flew got their bombs to fall inside the white 50 ft diameter circle.  Carl Gubkin (Tundra) got all his drops to hit within the circles and took first place with a total of 7 points.  Chris Webb (S. Cub) and Nobu Iwasawa (Votek) tied for second place each with a total of 6 points.  Johannes Dapprich (Sail Plane) came in 3rd place with 4 points.  Bob Levanduski (Ultra Stick), Joe Ramando (Flengling), and Andy Fodor (Ugly Stick) all tied for 4th with 3 points.  Greg Lucidi (Tundra), John Zangrando (Sport), George Miller (Aerostar) and Irwin Keshner (Tiger 2) all had just 1 point.   

Parachute Drop –

Two out of six pilots got inside the 50 ft diameter circle.  That included both Chris Webb (S. Cub) and George Miller (Aerostar).  George took 1st place with 4 points while Chris tied for 2nd with Nobu Iwasawa (Votek) with 3 points.  Chris would have tied for 1st place but one of his chutes did not deploy.  Johannes Dapprich (Sail Plane) and Carl Gubkin (Tundra) tied for 3rd place with 2 points as they each had one of their chutes not deploy properly.  Bob Levanduski (Ultra Stick) had only 1 point as the contest ended before he could perform any more drop attempts   One other note is that George did a cart wheel on one of his take-offs.  After the addition of some masking tape he was able to make some later flights and completed the contest.  He also lost some control of his plane but somehow managed two safe landings in the parking lot.  We have one on these on video thanks to Johannes Dapprich.

 




Loading a Parachute
 

Our Winners -




Carl Gubkin - Bomb Drop - 1st Place
                        

Chris Webb - Bomb Drop - 2nd Place (Tie)
Parachute Drop - 2nd Place (Tie)



George Miller - Parachute Drop - 1st Place

Nobu Iwasawa - Bomb Drop - 2nd Place (Tie)
Parachute Drop - 2nd Place (Tie)



Participating Pilots & Target Checkers -



Irwin Keshner

Johannes Dapprich



Greg Lucidi

Bob Levanduski


Andy Fodor

John Zangrando



Joe Ramando

Chris Leeds verifying target hits and retriving bombs & chutes
Lunchtime -






Click on Underlined Link below to see George's amazing flight!







George Miller and his amazing flight!























































Standings -

The following are the standings of the bomb and parachute drop contests:

Bomb Drop

1st Place           Carl Gubkin (Tundra) – 7 Pts.

2nd Place          Tie - Chris Webb (S. Cub), Nobu Iwasawa (Votek) – 6 Pts.

3rd Place          Johannes Dapprich (Sail Plane) - 4 Pts.

4th Place          Tie - Bob Levanduski (Ultra Stick), Joe Ramando (Flengling), and Andy Fodor (Ugly Stick)

                             all tied for 4th with 3 points. 

5th Place           Tie - Greg Lucidi (Tundra), John Zangrando (Sport), George Miller (Aerostar) and Irwin

                             Keshner (Tiger 2) all had just 1 point

 

Parachute Drop

1st Place               George Miller (Aerostar) – 4 Pts.

2nd Place              Tie - Chris Webb (S. Cub) and Nobu Iwasawa (Votek) – 3 Pts.

3rd Place              Tie - Johannes Dapprich (Sail Plane) and Carl Gubkin (Tundra) – 2 Pts.

4th Place              Bob Levanduski (Ultra Stick) – 1 Pt.


 





Many thanks to the MCRCS Members for their participation in the event.



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