The lineup of Precision Aerobatics airplanes was impressive on Sunday at the 2010 Fall Follies. Twenty-eight pilots entered. Flying Lines photo.

24th annual Fall Follies: Stunt heaven!

Oct. 2-3, 2010, Bill Riegel Field, Salem, Ore.

The 2010 Fall Follies ended the Northwest control-line aerobatics season on an upbeat note, with two packed-full days of stunt flying in perfect weather conditions. Saturday was sunny after a cloudy morning, breeze dropping away to almost nothing. Sunday was overcast but with pleasant temperature and again almost no wind.

Turnout was good, with 28 contestants making 94 official flights over the two days. There were only two minor crashes and only five second-round passes in the two days. People were there to fly, and they did. The lineup of planes in the pits was impressive to the spectators who dropped by the field; a few potential new members were contacted by the host club, the Western Oregon Control-line Flyers.

Highlights of the contest included the traditional Saturday night party at the home of Bruce and Kris Hunt, and the Sunday afternoon barbecue for participants hosted by Mike Hazel.

A silent auction was held for a full-blown Old-Time Stunt package including a Walter Umland Galloping Comedian kit, Enya .30 engine, custom Scott Riese Handle and all hardware including Tom Morris controls. Richard Entwhistle took the package with a bid of $200, which went to support the Northwest Regionals contest. The package was donated by Don McClave and Scott Riese.

A live auction of two items benefited the WOLF club: Mark Scarborough took a set of Gypsy wing cores, plans and magazine articles for $25, and an Argus kit was purchased for $75 by Terrance Bardue. The Gypsy was donated by Jerry Eichten and the Argus by Gerald Schamp.

In the flying, Paul Walker took the Expert Precision Aerobatics crown. Dave Royer topped Advanced, Geoff Christian took Intermediate, and Jim Harper won Beginner. In Saturday's events, Pete Peterson won Old-Time Stunt, Bruce Hunt topped Classic, Steve Helmick won Sportsman Profile and Scott Riese took the Expert profile crown.

The Follies is also the place where the annual Vintage Stunt Trophy race is settled. The trophy, sponsored by Don McClave, is awarded to the top scorer in the Flying Lines Northwest standings in combined Old-Time and Classic Stunt. For the fourth year, Bruce Hunt took the trophy, flying his Lark in Classic with excellent scores all season long. He also won the award in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Other winners have been Scott Riese (2005) and Pat Johnston (2007)

Contest staff:
Field mowing: Mike Hazel
Field setup: Bruce Hunt
Registration: John Thompson and Barbara White
Pull-testing: Bob Cooke, Bruce Hunt and John Thompson
Tabulation: Barbara White
Sunday barbecue: Mike Hazel
Contest Director: John Thompson
Thanks also to many others who helped out with various chores and details!
Sponsor: Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers

Fall Follies Results

NW Standings points in parentheses

CLASSIC STUNT (8 entries)
Bruce Hunt, Salem, Ore., 496.5 (8)
2. Pete Peterson, Tacoma, Wash., 495 (7)
3. John Thompson, Eugene, Ore., 443 (6)
4. Mark Scarborough, Pullman, Wash., 438 (5)
5. Mike Haverly, Auburn, Wash., 433
6. Roy DeCamara, Vancouver, Wash., 418.5
7. Dane Clovey, Tacoma, Wash., 405
8. John Leidle, Kirkland, Wash., 333.5
Judges: Scott Riese, Don McClave

Photo: Old-Time and Classic stunt pits on Saturday. Planes in foreground are Roy DeCamara's gorgeous Jamison Special for Old-Time Stunt and Oriental for Classic and Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

OLD-TIME STUNT (5 entries)
Pete Peterson, 291.5 (5)
2. Don McClave, Portland, Ore., 290 (4)
3. Dan Rutherford, Bothell, Wash., 288.75 (3)
4. Roy DeCamara, 272 (2)
5. Scott Riese, Portland, Ore., 259.5
Judges: Bruce Hunt, Mike Haverly

Steve Helmick Renton, Wash., 472.5 (7)
2. Richard Entwhistle, Scappoose, Ore., 462 (6)
3. Derek Moran, Goleta, Calif., 450
4. Dave Royer, Portland, Ore., 449 (4)
5. Mark Scarborough, 422
6. Dane Covey, 397.5
7. Russell Shaffer, Klamath Falls, Ore., 354.5
Judges: Bruce Hunt, John Thompson

Scott Riese, 504.5 (3)
2. Dan Rutherford, 497 (2)
3. Mike Haverly, 465 (1)
Judges: Bruce Hunt, John Thompson

Jim Harper, Portland, Ore., 240 (3)
2. Robert Ladd, Milwaukie, Ore., 222 (2)
3. Tim Wescott, Oregon City, Ore., 129.5 (1)
Judges: Bruce Hunt, John Thompson

Photo: Pete Peterson's Jamison Special in flight on Saturday afternoon. Flying Lines photo.

Geoff Christianson, Portland, Ore., 428.5 (3)
2. Mike Massey, Cottage Grove, Ore., 413 (2)
3. Russell Shaffer, 391.5 (1)
Judges: Bruce Hunt, John Thompson

Dave Royer, 480 (10)
2. Greg Hart, 455 (9)
3. Floyd Carter, Eugene, Ore., 454.5 (8)
4. Mark Scarborough, 450 (7)
5. Steve Helmick, 442
6. Roy DeCamara, 440.5
7. Dane Covey, 421
8. Derek Moran, 412
9. Richard Entwhistle, 402
10. Pete Ferguson, Auburn, Wash., 396.5
Judges: Don McClave, Scott Riese

Paul Walker, Kent, Wash., 574 (15)
2. Howard Rush, Bellevue, Wash., 565 (13.5)
3. Pete Peterson, 518 (12)
4. Bruce Hunt, 512 (10.5)
5. Dan Rutherford, 505
6. Randy Powell, Port Orchard, Wash., 487.5
7. Mike Haverly, 485.5
8. John Leidle, 477.5
9. Leo Mehl, 459.5
10. John Thompson, 431
Judges: Don McClave, Scott Riese

Results of this contest are included in the Northwest Control-Line Competition Standings.

Fall Follies photo gallery

The location of Bill Riegel Field near the Salem Airport terminal, with a busy intersection nearby, attracts quite a few spectators. Here, some passers-by observe the flying as Pete Peterson carries his Jamison Special. Flying Lines photo.

Left photo: Advanced and expert judges Scott Riese (left) and Don McClave watched 38 flights. Right photo: Roy DeCamara does ballet moves in Old-Time stunt, as judge Bruce Hunt watches in the background. Flying Lines photos.

Two Jamisons passing: At left, Don McClave carries Roy DeCamara's Jamison, as Pete Peterson heads to the circle with his, during Old-Time Stunt competition. Flying Lines photo.

A close-up of Pete Peterson's Jamison on the circle. Flying Lines photo.

Leo Mehl's Vector 40. Flying Lines photo.

Greg Hart's JD Falcoln. Flying Lines photo.

Tim Wescott, a new flier from Oregon City, Ore., flew this unusual V-tail design. Flying Lines photo.

Floyd Carter's original design Hurricane, powered by Ro-Jett .61. Flying Lines photo.

Roy DeCamara's Jamison Special for Old-Time Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

Steve Helmick starts the engine on his SV-11 as Pete Peterson holds. Flying Lines photo.

The SV-11 in inverted flight with Paul Walker (right), Howard Rush (center) and Paul's brother, Fred, watching. Flying Lines photo.

Tabulator Barbara White watches husband Richard Entwhistle fly. Flying Lines photo.

One more look at Pete Peterson's Jamison, ready to take off. Flying Lines photo.

Sunday Precision Aerobatics pits from the back of the line. Flying Lines photo.

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