Lineup of planes at the Raider Roundup on Saturday. Rex Abbott photo.

R.F. Stevenson Raider Roundup

Sept. 17-18, 2011, Auburn Airport, Auburn, Wash.

By Howard Rush
on behalf of the Committee of Deputy CDs filling in for Steve Helmick who had surgery earlier in the week

Contest highlight was Rex Abbott having his engine quit while he was flying inverted.  He gave down elevator to flip it over, which everybody thought was crazy.  To the amazement of all, he succeeded through a great backward-running athletic performance.  He made a dandy landing and was enjoying the applause, but didn’t notice how far out of the circle he had run until his airplane struck the corner post of the chain link fence.

Weather report scared off wimps, but weather turned out to be just fine.

Crock Pot Winner was Pete Peterson

Here are the results. Northwest standings points in parentheses.

Norman Whittle, Layton, Utah, 595
2. Alan Resinger, Delta, B.C., 543 (6)
3. Pete Peterson, Tacoma, Wash., 536 (4.5)
4. Mike Haverly, Auburn, Wash., 525 (3)
5. Dan Rutherford, Bothell, Wash., 515
Judges: Dave Gardner and Don McClave

Rick Cochrun, Marysville, Wash., 515.5 (3)
2. Dane Covey, Tacoma, Wash., 494.50 (2)
3. Peter Ferguson, Auburn, Wash., 489.00  (1)
Judges: Gary Letsinger and Pete Peterson

Rex Abbott, Sequim, Wash., 311.5 (1)
Judges: Dave Gardner and Don McClave

PROFILE STUNT (3 entries)
Rick Cochrun, 457 (3)
2. Rex Abbott, 407 (2)
3. Dan Rutherford 403.50 (1)
Judges: Mike Haverly and Pete Peterson

CLASSIC STUNT (6 entries)
Don McClave, Portland, Ore., 572 (6)
2. Alan Resinger, 568 (5)
3. Pete Peterson, 560 (4)
4. Mike Haverly, 556.5 (3)
5. Dan Rutherford, 543.5
6. Rex Abbott, 426.00
Judges: Gary Letsinger and Norm Whittle

OLD-TIME STUNT (4 entries)
Dan Rutherford, 315 (4)
2. Pete Peterson, 308.75 (3)
3. Mike Haverly, 280 (2)
4. Rex Abbott, 247.5 (1)
Judges: Dave Gardner and Don McClave

Raider Roundup photo gallery

Lineup of Precision Aerobatics planes on Sunday. Rex Abbott photo.

Judges Gary Letsinger (left) and Norm Whittle at work. Rex Abbott photo.

Tabulator Howard Rush tips his hat. Rex Abbott photo.

Don McClave in flight. Rex Abbott photo.

Dan Rutherford prepares to start the engine on his Wimpact as Alan Resinger holds, Don McClave looks on and Pete Peterson sits close by the circle. Rex Abbott photo.

Alan Resinger stands by as Dan Rutherford works on the Wimpact. Rex Abbott photo.

Results of this contest are counted in the Northwest Competition Standings

This page was upated Sept. 19, 2011

Flying Lines home page