This was a good year for the Sweepstakes with 14 pilots submitting 53 flights
for a total of 8176 miles. Two flights exceeded diamond distance this year. The
longest flight was flown by Garry Dickson, a 356.76 mile zig-zag course from
Parowan, UT to Afton, WY. Charles Shaw made a 345.08 mile straight out flight
from Hobbs, NM to Stanton County Airport, KS.
The Magic Number for 2002 was four, with five pilots who did not qualify
because of insufficient flights submitted. Of those, John De Naples and Jim
Hayes only submitted a single flight in 2002, Kevin Anderson submitted one
flight in the East and one in Central, while Steve Whiting and Dan Bryan only
submitted two flights each.
For a complete report and list of miles flown see the attached