2019 SPA East-West Shootout
Clover Creek Aerodrome
Toone, TN

August 3-4, 2019

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2019 East-West Shootout Pilots
L-R: Fred Robertson, Wayne Galligan, Jim Johns (seated), Gary Alphin, Ken Knotts, Chris Berardi, Dave Phillips, Jerry Black, Ken Blackwell, Bill Dodge, Frank Cox, Steve Drake, Warren Oliver, Duane Wilson, Terry Boston, CD Scott Anderson, Dan Jackson, Jeff Owens, Norm Bonnette, Ellis Newkirk, Vic Koenig and Jason Nowicki

The 2nd annual East-West Classic Shootout was held at Clover Creek Aerodrome in Toone, TN over the weekend. The field was in perfect condition cut to 1 inch for a look of pool top table. Pilots started to arrive Thursday to practice and setup.

The flight line has an air-conditioned hanger with 2 full bathrooms and plenty of room to keep planes setup for the contest. Friday morning started at 6:15am with guys starting to practice. By mid-day 19 pilots arrived to setup and fly. Late afternoon the pilots and guests were treated to a hors d'oeuvres to let the pilots from both regions talk. Registration open Friday afternoon which was a big help to start judging assignments. Saturday sunrise over the field was amazing and the last few pilots registered with a total of 24 pilots flying! After a short pilot meeting the competition started with all classes have a good number of pilots. 4 rounds for all classes where completed and Novice completing 5 for the day.

At the end of day one 3 planes had a fight with gravity and thank you to Wayne Galligan for flying several quad missions to locate a down plane in the corn field. Sunday was an early start with the first flight was at 8:30 am. The rounds ran quick and upon finishing the raffle was held and “Thank you” to the following companies for their support. Jersey Modeler, Balsa USA, Micro-Fastener, Bob Smith, Morgan Custom 3D printing, Tru-Turn, Expert, Steve Stricker, Flight Test , RTL, APC, Futaba USA, Common sense, Tiger products, Performance Model Aviation, SIG, SAVOX, Marco’s Doghouse R/C, Pulse Battery, Plane wrappers.

See below for the scores.

Big “Thank you” to Tina Schroder for letting Senior Pattern Association hold this event at a great field, like to also say thank you to the CCA staff for all the help.

Well the next contest is Chattanooga see you there.

Scott Anderson, CD


Webmaster's Note: I'd personally like to thank Jim Strong for saving my bacon after I left the power supply for my scoring laptop at home. Thankfully Jim had brought his laptop along, so when my laptop battery died, we were able to move the scoring information over to his computer and continue. I'd also like to thank my daughter April for helping me input the scores. She helped with this task many years ago when she was younger and hasn't lost her touch.

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Final Scores

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