Bomb and Parachute Drop
Contest 2023

Sunday, November 5th

2023 MCRSC Bomb/Parachute Drop Contest

After 4 weeks of bad weather delays, the 17th Annual MCRCS Bomb/Parachute Drop Contest finally took place on November 5th.  Patience paid off and we were rewarded with a beautiful day with both sunny weather and low winds. Temperatures warmed up to the low sixties which was unusual for a November day.  We had a great turn-out with 12 entrants in the Bomb Drop but only 2 entrants in the Parachute Drop.  This was because several of the pilots watched their bombs drop and not their planes.   One pilot used a bow for a bomb and another used a golf ball which I think he is still looking for.    We also had a good number of non-participating members watching on or flying planes not in the competition.  Again, for this year’s contest, we used just the point system and counted all three drops.  This incorporated a 50-foot diameter circle in addition to the other inner circles which works great for keeping score with no tedious measuring.  Early in the day, Jim Meighan set up a table of free RC Estate items and awarded a trainer aircraft to a Junior Member.  At the completion of the contest, Irwin cooked up hot dogs and hamburgers with Jim supplying all the fixings.  Contest Coordinator was Carl Gubkin but we also need to thank Irwin Keshner, Jim Meighan, Matt Ignarski and other club members for their help in making the day a great success!

2023 MCRSC Bomb/Parachute Drop Contest Standings

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

Bomb Drop

1st Place               Carl Gubkin (Tundra) – 9 Pts.

2nd Place              Johannes (Calypso sail plane) – 8 Pts.

3rd Place              Nobu Iwasawa (Votek) – 6 Pts.  – Crash after 3rd drop

4th Place              Tie - Stephan Baker (Fox 3000 sail plane), Weng Loh (Hummer/Piper Cub) - 5 Pts. 

5th Place              Bob Levandowski (Ultra Stick) - 4 Pts. 

6th Place               Tie - Greg Lucidi (Fun Cub XL), Steve Barr (Ranger), Irwin Keshner (SBach 342), Ben McMichael (480 Leader) - each had 3 points – Irwin crashed after 2nd drop

Other Participants included Muhammad Mirza (Piper) and Andy (Fun Cub)

Parachute Drop

1st Place               Carl Gubkin (Tundra) – 5 Pts.

2nd Place              Johannes (Calypso sail plane) – 2 Pts 2nd drop hit the bullseye but the chute did not open


Contest Helpers and Participants

Our Winners and Some of the Participating Pilots -

Carl Gubkin - Bomb Drop - 1st Place
                         - Parachute Drop - 1st Place

Hitting Bulls Eye!

Johannes    - Bomb Drop - 2nd Place
                         - Parachute Drop - 2nd Place

Hitting Bulls Eye!

Nobu Iwasawa

Steve Barr

Ben McMichael

Bob Lewandowski

Weng Loh - Plane #1

Weng Loh - Plane No. 2

Stephan Baker

Mohammad Mirza

Ouch! - Watch the plane and not the bomb!

  Pilots getting ready for Contest as well as other things -

Nobu on a bombing run!

  Lunch -

Irwin cooking up a great lunch!
Jim brought the salads and fixins!

2023 Drop Contest Video

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