After enduring extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, of the past three Foxy Figures, in 2021 we moved our contest to the somewhat milder climate of Redlands, on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles Basin. Starting a new contest was not without its challenges — we’re looking at you, kangaroo rat! — but the REI airport turned out to be a lovely venue with lots of community support. We had a decent turnout despite some last minute cancellations, the flying was quite competitive in many categories, and we do believe a fun time was had by all who attended.
1 – Sean Moran
2 – Justin Bethune
3 – Kristina Basham
1 – Pawel Miko
2 – Michael Coats
3 – Lloyd Massey
1 – Brittanee Lincoln
2 – Alexander Coats
3 – Eric Moore
1 – Michael Hartenstine
2 – Dave Watson
3 – Barrett Hines
1 – Rory Moore
HIGHEST-SCORING FIRST TIME SPORTSMAN – Michael Coats
GRASSROOTS AWARD – Sean Moran
HIGHEST-SCORING BI-PLANE – Sean Moran
AMERICAN CHAMPION MEDAL – Lloyd Massey
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX – Glen Lally
HOP TO IT OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER – Tom Jones
CHAPTER TROPHY – Chapter 36
Special thanks to our judges: Michael Church (chief), Malcolm Pond, Barrett Hines, Zinnia Kilkenny, Ben Harvey, Tom Meyers, Mark King, Dave Watson, and Bryan Jones. Ronald Hansen served as Starter, Ted Gablin as Tech Inspector, and Leni Malherbe as Scorer. And even more thanks to our army of Redlands volunteers who boundary judged, assisted, and recorded.
We want to acknowledge our contest sponsors: CP Aviation, Grove landing Gear Systems, Ray’s Aviation, High Desert Avionics, Redlands Aviation, Hangar 24 Brewery, Parachute Packing.com, Longo’s Loft, and AviatrixA, plus Bob Driver Photography for his photos of the event and donations from chapter members Lloyd Massey, Zinnia Kilkenny and Susan Bell.
Full results here: https://iaccdb.iac.org/contests/766.
Read “Behind the Scenes of the Redlands Aerobatic Cup” in the Nov/Dec issue of Sport Aerobatics (login required).