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Thread: [IAC-L:1003] *****CONTEST IN THE CATSKILLS**** ...

Message: [IAC-L:1003] *****CONTEST IN THE CATSKILLS***** Results

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From: Kathy Jaffe <AerobatKat at worldnet.att.net>

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 02:23:24 UTC


Message:

 Results of the
   *****CONTEST IN THE CATSKILLS*****
  Sullivan County International Airport
          Monticello, NY
        September 5-7, 1997
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Basic: CJ: Jerry Gerdes
1st Jim Wells               4th Thomas Witt
2nd Barb Stanfield          5th Lynda Feldstein
3rd Jeff Seckendorf (patch) 6th Jeremy Gray
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SPORTSMAN: CJ: John Cornwell
1--Scotty Gerber            15-John Thompson
2--Stephen Seidel           16-Jeff Quigley
3--David Klingebiel         17-Robert Gardner
4--Larry Wilson             18-Peter Bocon
5--Kevin Cavallo            19-Rich Pinkowski
6--George Cole              20-Kent Cristman
7--Ed Jepsen                21-Kathy Jaffe
8--Ron Spencer              22-Jack Rosen
9--Bill Matukaitis          23-Harley Carnes
10-Jeff Seckendorf          24-Ron Rabinoich
11-Bill McGoldrick          25-Tony Lore
12-Drew Hurley              26-Ron Chadwick
13-Van Rahmani              27-Fred Fraim
14-Gregory Ryan             28-Matt Doyle
           29-Janet Guzowski
PITTS TROPHY WINNER: STEVE SEIDEL
1ST TIME SPORTSMAN WINNER: RON SPENCER
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INTERMEDIATE: CJ: Ray Rose
1--Miles Merritt            8--Doug Stocker
2--Roy Speeg                9--Hans Box
3--Ronald Burns             10-Sheldon Apsell
4--Rich Klarich             11-Bob McAndrew
5--Lloyd Suter              12-Sigrid Bauman
6--Jim Ward                 13-Jeff Koenig
7--John Caccavale           14-Ken Manuelian
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ADVANCED: CJ: Jerry Gerdes
1-John Cornwell             4-Craig Lesinski
2-Ron Saglimbene            5-Angelo Cillareoto
3-Jim Reiher                6-Hilton Tallman
               7-Don Rhynalds
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UNLIMITED:
1st- Bruce Everett                                                                                                                                              
2nd-Mike Mancuso
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(Late results and summary due to  at %#%*!%$% Computer Problems)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        Anyone who has been to the Catskill region knows how beautiful 
it is. This is a great setting for a contest.  The airport was built 
with hopes of casino gambling coming to the area.  Unfortunatly for the 
local economy this legislation didn't pass.  Lucky for the aerobatic 
community because this is a great airport for a contest.  With only one 
very long runway, there's not much worry about people coming out off 
heading.  The Terminal Bldg is large and empty...  WE CAME - WE SAW - WE 
TOOK OVER!
        Since none of us live in the area, the entire community had to 
be moved in and set up.  Bright and early Friday morning,  CONTEST 
DIRECTOR: FRANK PATE and CHIEF JUDGE: JERRY GERDES started setting up 
shop. Jerry was not only chief judge, but our mentor. His experience is 
a gold mine for us, and we truly appreciate his knowledge and guidance.
        People were busy going in all directions.  Box markers were put 
out and registration started to spool up as soon as REGISTRAR: MIRIAM 
LEVINS showed up.  In another part of the lobby SCORER: SANDY GERDES set 
up a work station complete with sign "NO PILOTS ALLOWED"....and no one 
went back there cause ya don't mess with Sandy!
        By midday Friday, practice had started and VOLUNTEER 
COORDINATOR: STEVE SEIDEL and STARTER: RON SPENCER  were working in 
harmony to "Keep 'em Flyin".  The numbers of pilots grew and grew as the 
day went on.  Thanks to their efforts, everyone got a chance to fly in 
the box at least once.
        By Saterday we had 58 PILOTS... a much larger crowd then we 
expected. This was going to be interesting because most every one was 
doing their job for the first time. MIRIAM was a quick study on the 
Registration desk, and with OLGA MITCHELL helping out, she was shoveling 
pilots and paperwork out to the line and keeping a smooth flow going. 
STEVE SEIDEL handled the job of Vol. Coordinator like he'd been doing it 
all his life...more to come one Steve, stay tuned.  First time 
competitor, RON SPENCER worked the Starters job like a well oiled 
machine. This from someone who never saw a contest before. Unbelievable!  
These two guys were like uncovered jewels for us because we had more 
competitors then we know what to do with and they were very instrumental 
in making it all work. Now, back to Steve. Not only did he do an 
exemplary job as VC, he WON 2ND PLACE SPORTSMAN & THE PITTS TROPHY.  
Great job Steve!  Ron, who never flew a contest WON 1ST TIME 
SPORTSMANand took 8th Place.  Well done, Ron!  (There were 29 Sportsman)
 Chief Judge JERRY GERDES was aided by ASST.CHIEF JUDGE: JOHN CORNWELL.
John earned his stripes, as did all the other judges who suffered
through all of us flying Sportsman.  Our guest Judges were RAY & LOIS
ROSE, who's talents were well appreciated.  What a team effort this was
turning into. Scores were run into SANDY GERDES who did a quick turn
around at the computer and soon had scores posted for all to read.  It
was Great!
        Meanwhile,first time CD: FRANK PATE is busy overseeing everyones 
work and filling in the gaps where needed.  A good CD has a flame 
thrower in one hand and a fire extinguisher in the other. Frank handled 
it just fine.  Frank is another one of the jewels out there.  This 
wonderful man works his heart out for us and he hasn't even flown a 
contest yet.  He just does it for the love of the people and the sport. 
He's a big guy with a big heart and a gentle manor that you can't help 
but admire. He always had a smile and a great attitude.  We really owe 
you Frank!!!
        The last folks that deserve a big pat on the back are our 
friends at the FBO, WOODSTOCK AIRCRAFT SERVICES.  John Nichols and Lori 
were always there with a smile and whatever we needed.  Lori set up an 
"on site" kitchen and took care of us from morning coffee to late day 
burgers. The unicom was manned by the airport office and helped us keep 
a lid on confused transient pilots and some of the noise complaints.
        Luckily the weather was great for most of the contest.  We flew
everyone twice except the last half of the Sportsman pilots, do to
incoming weather. On top of the people listed above for key positions,
there were a number of folks who filled in and allowed those pilots to
also fly when they weren't holding down a job, Like Steve and Ron.
Sorry I can't list everyone, but we know who you are and thank you
all:-)  We learned alot and had a great time.  Next year we hope to make
it even better!
        Happy Trails,
                Kathy Jaffe
                IAC Chapt. 52 President


                


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