It was another very good Sweepstakes year! We had full participation in
all divisions and all classes but one. Rookie Daniel Sazhin nearly captured
the entire Silver Class with his remarkable flights. Many of you met Daniel
at the National contest and nobody was surprised that he also won the Kolstad
Scholarship this year. Watch out for him. Yours Truly got to log another
modest/dismal Sweeps flight! Thanks go to Chukar for more timely reports
on the Sweeps than I have been able to post!
Here are the full results:
In the Diamond Class, Hangman Levy, Garry Dickson, and Chukar Spielman
once again led the pack in the West with Hangman continuing to hold the
title. In the Central Division Jim Hard regained the title with a great
set of flights. Andrew Askwith came up from the Gold Class to take second
and Charles Shaw flew consistently for third place. Ron Schwartz blew away
the Eastern Division and flew more than twice the distance as the previous
year! Paul Leal and Kevin Anderson also logged a good number of flights
to put on the pressure in the East.
#1 Doug Levy
#2 Garry Dickson
#3 Bob Spielman
#1 Jim Hard
#2 Andrew Askwith
#3 Charles Shaw
#1 Ron Schwartz
#2 Paul Leal
#3 Kevin Anderson
In the Gold Class, Western Division, Lane Decker moved up from Silver Class
and took the lead from Tom McMullen who still logged more distance than
he had the previous year. Kevin Ford won the Central Division with nearly
1,000 miles logged again this year. Gus Johnson won the Eastern Division
by logging nearly 8 times the distance he had logged the year before. James
Angelou also moved up from Silver Class and took second place in the East.
#1 Lane Decker
#2 Tom McMullen
#1 Kevin Ford
#1 Gus Johnson
#2 James Angelou
Ken Ekman and Daniel Sazhin shared the top two places in the Central and Eastern
Divisions with Daniel taking first in the East and Ken taking first in Central.
Glenn Fisher moved up from the Bronze Division and rounded out the Silver
Division winners taking third in the Central Division.
#1 Ken Ekman
#2 Daniel Sazhin
#3 Glenn Fisher
#1 Daniel Sazhin
#2 Ken Ekman
I was disappointed in the Bronze Class participation this year as far as new
folks flying but those who entered flew some great flights. Robert Herren
tripled his miles in the East Division. We need more mentors helping new folks
fly, log and enjoy cross country flights in their 1-26's! It's so simple to
log your Sweeps flight after entering your OLC flight!
#1 Steve Whiting
#1 Stan Blanton
#1 Robert Herren
2012 was a strong Sweepstakes year. I am particularly pleased at how many
of you logged more hours of flights than in the previous year. Several did
so while moving up to a higher Sweepstakes Class! Great flying!
Let's have another safe and fun year of 1-26 flying in 2013!