The Redlands Aerobatic Cup 2022 is a wrap. We had record-setting heat in Southern California. A sudden dust storm shut down flying for an hour on Saturday, then Sunday, after paragliders flew through our hold and across the approach end of the runway, a thunderstorm cell poured rain and hail on all the planes!

But everyone had a great time flying for our national judges Bob Meyer, Cecilia Aragon, Zinnia Kilkenny, Malcolm Pond and Josh Muncie, with chief judge Michael Church. Contest Director Susan Bell needs another 3-day weekend to recover from kangaroo rats, the FAA, and stocking ice chests.

Primary: First Place Ramy Mattar

Sportsman: Second Place Joe McMurray, First Place Robert Haag, Third Place Kevin Smith

Intermediate: Second Place Michael Coats, First Place Bret Davenport

Advanced: Third Place Alex Huey, First Place Michael Hartenstine, Second Place Eric Moore, Medalist Nick Slabakov

Unlimited: Medalist Endo, First Place Dave Watson, Third Place Yuichi, Second Place Rory Moore (not pictured)

Thinking Outside the Box Award for Most Outs: Nick Slabakov, who wore a most appropriate shirt!

Hop to It Outstanding Volunteer Award went to Kevin Smith. He volunteered to be a boundary judge after he had already done it the day before. We need these kind of people to make contests run.

Highest Scoring Chapter: Chapter 38


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