This year's results showed a (temporary) downward trend of participation
and distances compared to previous years. The interest is there from folks
who have participated from year to year and enjoy the special 1-26 competition
to be found in The Sweeps. Here are the results:
In the Diamond Class, Hangman Levy and Chukar Spielman battled it out in
the West with Hangman regaining the title. Jim Hard took the lead in the
Central Division beating his total miles from last year with another series
of great straight out flights. Ron Schwartz dominated the Eastern Division
but was pushed hard by new Diamond level contestant Paul Leal. Way to go
#1 Doug Levy
#2 Bob Spielman
#3 Garry Dickson
#1 Jim Hard
#2 Charles Shaw
#3 Joann Shaw
#1 Ron Schwartz
#2 Paul Leal
In the Gold Class, the Western Division was again empty of representation.
Andrew Askwith won the Central Division and Gus Johnson won in the East.
Kevin Ford again pushed the competition in both Central and Eastern Divisions.
#1 Andrew Askwith
#2 Kevin Ford
#1 Gus Johnson
#2 Kevin Ford
#3 Paul Seifried
Lane Decker, Dan Bryan, Ken Ekman and Jeff Daye were the Silver division participants
this year and turned in some great flights.
#1 Lane Decker
#1 Dan Bryan
#1 Ken Ekman
#2 Jeff Daye
Richard Healy in the Eastern Division was our sole Bronze division participant
this year. Good job! Hope to see you again in 2011.
#1 Richard Healy
The primary goal of the Sweepstakes is to increase participation in cross
country flights and get them logged at ALL levels, but especially the beginners
at the Bronze level. This will work best if as many 1-26 pilots as possible
make a decision to mentor somebody in the Bronze category and make them fly
and record their flights in 2011. We need to promote and share the FUN of
flying a 1-26. It's difficult enough to fly cross country in glass. It's amazing
in a 1-26!