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Title: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: davidk on January 05, 2020, 10:40:33 AM
It's time, once again, to consider those who have had notable crashes in 2019.  :'(  These can be spectacular, recurrent, or multiple.

For example, a nomination could go to George... who put his Apprentice into the same stand of trees not once, not twice, but thrice!

The Award will be presented at the Pilots Meeting on Jan. 8.

Who is your nomination for 2019?
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: Frank v B on January 05, 2020, 01:45:51 PM
My vote is for Bruce and not because he crashes a lot. 

He introduced TEMAC to the Warwing and the hundreds of foam shredding crashes that have resulted since. ;D
Warnings take the focus off the rest of us who have run-ins with gravity and lose. :D

Frank
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: Frank v B on January 05, 2020, 06:13:10 PM
Two photos:

Michael presenting the Crash of the Year trophy and Simon receiving (owning) it.   ;D
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: davidk on January 05, 2020, 06:33:24 PM
What was the crash that Simon won for?
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: sihinch on January 05, 2020, 07:10:40 PM
It was probably very bad. But it wasn’t my V900 or F-18 (because they were 2019!)  ;D ;D ;D

Well, you know what I say? You aren’t crashing’ if you ain’t tryin’!

I am amazed I didn’t crash my Space Shuttle. That would definitely win the “looks good, flies ****” award!
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: davidk on January 05, 2020, 07:47:37 PM
If I may modify...

You ain't crashin' if you ain't flyin'
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: msatin on January 05, 2020, 08:37:31 PM
I'm thinking that perhaps David running over his Commander with his car in the driveway would be a worthy candidate 😁
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: Frank v B on January 05, 2020, 09:07:40 PM
Mark,

re: David's Commander

That was not a crash.... because it didn't follow a take-off.  8)
 
It does eliminate David from the Driver of the Year Award.

Message: never stand behind David when he is about to drive away. ;D

Frank
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: davidk on January 05, 2020, 10:13:58 PM
I'm thinking that perhaps David running over his Commander with his car in the driveway would be a worthy candidate 😁

I considered the same... but came to Frank's conclusion... my poor Aero Commander was a traffic accident.  Almost did it again a couple of weeks ago with my Warwing.  Yikes.  Side note... I watched The Irishman yesterday and they flew in an Aero Commander... very cool.
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: Frank v B on January 05, 2020, 10:39:25 PM
Went through my photos and found the following unclaimed re-kittings.  Rob's Brio 10 is no more.
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: octagon on January 07, 2020, 09:37:24 AM
May I humbly submit my CL 415. 5 months of building, $1500 invested, maybe 21/2 minutes in the air before it was shredded by the trees to the west. Still not quite over it.
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: bweaver on January 07, 2020, 06:29:23 PM
I see a few Warwing photos added to this post for honouring the 'crash of the year'.  Warwings should not be considered for this award!

Warwings don't crash...  The Warwings depicted in the photos are only slightly damaged (considered a flesh wound) and in my view are fully repairable... 

Warwing 'crashes' (not the right word) only occur in circumstances when it should have been deeked as apposed to being dodged.   Obviously resulting from PILOT ERROR.
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: VadimKirillov on January 08, 2020, 02:22:13 PM
Thanks Frank for pictures of my spectacular crashes, but I think my V900 Crash was much grander, especially because I repeated it at least 4 times this season. Finally i can put it to "rest" or cannibalize  for other planes maybe new warwing with V900 Motor?
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: SeeFernando on January 08, 2020, 04:06:10 PM
Allow me to present, Super Scorpion...

Year two was very expensive...
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: Frank v B on January 08, 2020, 10:14:31 PM
And the winner...... Mr Rob Dickinson. :'(
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: msatin on January 08, 2020, 10:45:12 PM
Congratulations Rob - I wish I could have been there tonight
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: bweaver on January 09, 2020, 08:30:03 AM
Rob, I am so sorry that you won this award this year having dedicated the time, effort and skills into building your beautiful CL 415.  :'(  Your acceptance speech was very moving.  Many of us have felt your pain with the loss of planes that haven't even come close to yours.

This part of the hobby is obviously often inevitable.   It is how we react afterwards that makes us stronger and doesn't deter us from getting onto the next project.   You are a great example to others in hobby.  You are a Rock.

Better luck next year!  :D
Title: Re: Crash of the Year Award 2019
Post by: octagon on January 09, 2020, 10:01:29 AM
Hey Bruce. Those are very kind words, and although I am not sure I deserve them thank you. Something similar to the CL crash happened to me about 1980 or so. Back then it soured me on the sport for a lot of years. The sport was much more expensive back then and I had a big mortgage and family and all. The thing this time is that I have all the things that make Temac great to keep my enthusiasm going. Great field, great people, and most importantly, a feeling of belonging to something special.  Like a lot of people I am sure, I have been in and  out of various clubs most of my life. Temac is something unique, and by far the best organization I have had the privilege to be part of. Thanks to all of you for making it so.