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Author Topic: Jack Higgins' Memorial Skills Challenge 2019 - Saturday21st September  (Read 148 times)

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Hi Everyone,

Michael asked for some help to run this years "Jack Higgins’ Memorial Skills Challenge" and I was more than happy to help.  The format will remain unchanged (unless you protest a lot) because I think it worked.  The calendar says the skills challenge will start at 1pm, but we are planning a BBQ beforehand.

So, here are the events - they are open to all members with wings, plus students who have solo privileges:


1.   Carrier take-off and landing - channel your inner top gun; take off and land your plane on the "deck" of the HMCS TEMAC (2 go arounds)

2.   Bomb drop - drop a small bag of flower on the target.

3.   10-second dash - stay up as long as possible with 10 sec of motor run time

4.   Landing on a dime - be able to land your plane within a 10-foot circle (2 go arounds)

5.   War wing combat – who gets the most kills?

6.   Ribbon cutting - this time fly into the ribbon and cut it (3 attempts)

7.   Limbo dancing - fly your plane under the limbo line (2 attempts)


And the points will be added as follows, for the title of "Most Skilled Pilot" at TEMAC:


1st place or task complete                              10 points
2nd place or task complete on 2nd attempt      7 points
3rd place or task complete on 3rd attempt      5 points
« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 09:27:20 pm by sihinch »



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Re: Jack Higgins' Memorial Skills Challenge 2019 - Saturday21st September
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 09:31:47 pm »
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10-second dash - stay up as long as possible with 10 sec of motor run time

Does this mean you take off and fly for 10 seconds... and then throttle off... and stay up as long as possible?

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Re: Jack Higgins' Memorial Skills Challenge 2019 - Saturday21st September
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 09:37:05 pm »
Exactly!   ;)

Or, if you are unlucky, you fly with 10 seconds of motor and then fly away, never to be seen again!  ???

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Re: Jack Higgins' Memorial Skills Challenge 2019 - Saturday21st September
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 04:06:23 pm »
Exactly!   ;)

Or, if you are unlucky, you fly with 10 seconds of motor and then fly away, never to be seen again!  ???

Is the clock still running from last year Simon?  If the plane returns, does that mean you win by default?

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Re: Jack Higgins' Memorial Skills Challenge 2019 - Saturday21st September
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 07:12:06 pm »
Exactly!   ;)

Or, if you are unlucky, you fly with 10 seconds of motor and then fly away, never to be seen again!  ???

Is the clock still running from last year Simon?  If the plane returns, does that mean you win by default?

I didn't know what these posts meant... until today. 

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Re: Jack Higgins' Memorial Skills Challenge 2019 - Saturday21st September
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 09:04:49 pm »
Simon flew a tiny spec of a plane straight into the sun... Some say it's still climbing...
-Chris

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Re: Jack Higgins' Memorial Skills Challenge 2019 - Saturday21st September
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 09:28:15 pm »
I heard.  Any idea how far it flew in those 10 seconds?  Note to self... use a Timber for this event... as it can barely get down the runway in 10 seconds.