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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:980] **CONTEST IN THE CATSKILLS ** Results


Thread: [IAC-L:980] **CONTEST IN THE CATSKILLS ** Results

Message: [IAC-L:980] **CONTEST IN THE CATSKILLS ** Results

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From: Kathy Jaffe <AerobatKat at>

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 07:49:40 UTC


 Results of the
															*****CONTEST IN THE CATSKILLS*****
													Sullivan County International Airport
																			     	Monticello, NY
																						September 5-7, 1997
Basic: CJ: Jerry Gerdes
1st Jim Wells																						4th Thomas Witt
2nd Barb Stanfield																	5th Lynda Feldstein
3rd Jeff Seckendorf (patch)								6th Jeremy Gray
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-PeterBocon	
5--Kevin Cavallo																				19-Richpinkowski
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
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
ADVANCED: CJ: Jerry Gerdes
1-John Cornwell																					4-Craig Lesinski
2-Ron Saglimbene																				5-Angelo Cillareoto
3-Jim Reiher																								6-Hilgon Tallman
															    	7-Don Rhynalds
1st- Bruce Everett																		2nd-Mike Mancuso
(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 SPORTSMAN and took 8th Place.  Well 
done, Ron!  (There were 29 Sportsman)
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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