Stunt Clinic

  • 16 May 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • Fenders Restaurant

Saturday, May 16, a "Stunt Clinic" was hosted by Chris Cox, Alan Resinger, both of the Vancouver Gas Model Club.  18 people attended including the two presenters, one judge, 7 members of the VGMC, 7 PAC members and one unattached flyer.

“Ground school” was held at Fenders Restaurant in the Richmond Auto Mall beginning at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast (for those that wished it).  The discussion included why this clinic was presented, for whom, pilots, judges and coaches, scoring, and the differences between the USA, FAI and Canada, flight critique for each maneuver, common mistakes, tricks to improve flying, even body positions.  This took the rest of the morning.

Near noon we adjourned to Rice Mill Model Airpark where the practical, flying, portion took place.  Keith Varley, a VGMC member and an expert flyer, put in the first “demonstration flight” to allow all attendees a chance to critique.  Afterwards attending pilots flew and were critiqued on their performance.  “School” was dismissed around 3:00 p.m. 

The things I learned – 

• use of visualization and practice the entire routine, body position, 

• start and end of each maneuver, 

• whipping of plane for airspeed, 

• setup of plane, 

• consistency and quality of equipment, 

• know your equipment, 

• critical portions of each maneuver, 

• even unscored laps are a part of the routine,

• personal demeanor prior to, during and after each flight, 

Summary – we were encouraged by what we have done and what we can do.

Thank you again to Chris and Alan for a well presented enjoyable day.

PAC attendees were Henry, Isabel, Hube, Joe, Barrie, Paul and myself.

Sorry, I didn’t think to take pictures.

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