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Outdoor Season opener a big success!
Well gang, the 2022 Stealth Sqdn outdoor flying season got off to a strong start on Saturday May 14.
The weather at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA started off with more wind than expected. But the wind moderated by midday and many long flights were made.
Flyers were productive over the long winter building season and several new models were seen in the air.
Steve E was spotted flying his big Condor and another new rakish sport model he calls Corvette. Terrific new designs from Steve.
Sean R entered a great flying Leopard Moth in the Golden Age Civil event. We think this was from an EasyBuilt kit.
Several Comet T-Crafts from the Indoor One Design event were seen flitting about.
Vance G put in a few promising test flights with his outstanding new Latecoere FAC Scale Model. Vance built this from enlarged Steve Griebling plans published in an old Crosswinds newsletter.
Tom N flew his new flat-winged Airdevel Fokker Transport dime scale model.
And there were many more.
Camaraderie and freindly competition is featured in all Stealth Sqdn meets, but there were a couple special moments at the May 14 meet.
Sean R won the hotly contested WW2 mass launch event with his reduced-size version of the Nassise Mustang.
The P-51 “Old Crow” flew straight and long using up much of the field to edge out Tom N’s Polikarpov I-153.
Sean in turn got edged out in the Golden Age/Modern Civil event. His DH Leopard Moth just couldn’t hang in there against Rich Z’s Guillow’s Fairchild 24 which was flown by Evan P.
Vance G’s dainty little General Airistocrat was flying great and won the Peanut Scale event.
It was a great day. See you in June at the Ipswich Polo Field meet skyster!