Paul Walker puts in an official flight with his brightly colored Impact at the 2012 Stunt-a-Thon at Thun Field in Puyallup, Wash. Flying Lines photo.

Stunt-a-Thon 2012

Rain on Saturday pushes most flying to a most pleasant Sunday

June 23-24, 2012, Pierce County Airport (Thun Field), Puyallup, Wash.

A storm that passed through the Northwest in late June dampened the beginning of the 32nd Stunt-a-Thon, holding down attendance on Saturday and moving everything but Old-Time Stunt to Sunday.

The two OTS entrants flew through the rain before event were called for the day. All the rest of the stunt events took place on Sunday. It was a busy day but all the scheduled flights were made in partly sunny, fairly calm weather. The Navy Carrier fliers were tougher -- they flew right through the rain and finished their Northwest Sport 40 competition on Saturday.

The Stunt-a-Thon was the scene for a changing-of-the-guard in Northwest Stunt leadership, as Bruce Hunt was honored for his long service as the Dist. XI representative of the Precision Aerobatics Model Pilots Association. He and his wife, Kris, are moving from Salem, Ore., to Lake Stevens, Wash., and will remain active in Northwest stunt, but because of the move, Bruce handed off the PAMPA job to Mike Haverly of Auburn, Wash. PAMPA President Don McClave conducted a ceremony, appropriately in the center of the stunt circle, to honor Bruce for his service.

Don McClave hands Bruce Hunt a plaque honoring his long service to PAMPA. Flying Lines photo.

Kris Hunt was on hand for the festivities. Flying Lines photo.

Stuntathon 2012 Results (Northwest standings points in parentheses):

OLD-TIME STUNT (2 entries)
John Thompson, Eugene, Ore. -- 253 (2)
Chris Sackett, Maple Ridge, B.C. -- 200 (1)
Judges: Dave Gardner, Gary Letsinger

CLASSIC STUNT (3 entries)
Alan Resinger, Delta, B.C. -- 537 (3)
2. John Thompson -- 492 (2)
3. Dane Covey, Tacoma, Wash. -- 397.5 (1)
Judges: Mike Conner, Steve Helmick

Rick Cochrun, Marysville, Wash. -- 451.5 (5)
2. Mike Massey, Cottage Grove, Ore. -- 433 (4)
3. Tom Strom, Olympia, Wash. -- 427.5 (3)
4. Dane Covey -- 404 (2)
5. Doug Knoyle, Salem, Ore. -- 370
Judges: Mike Haverly, Paul Walker

Steve Helmick, Renton, Wash. -- 441 (3)
2. John Thompson -- 426 (2)
3. Randy Powell, Port Orchard, Wash. -- attempt (1)
Judges: Mike Haverly, Paul Walker

1. Tim Strom, Auburn, Wash. -- 242 (2)
2. Robert Ladd, Portland, Ore. -- 227.5 (1)
Judges: Pete Ferguson, Bob Parker

Tom Strom-- 425.5 (3)
2. Doug Knoyle -- 415 (2)
3. Jim Harper, Portland, Ore. -- 365 (1)
Judges: Mike Haverly, Paul Walker

Rick Cochrun -- 477.5 (6)
2. Steve Helmick -- 466 (5)
3. Pete Ferguson, Auburn, Wash. -- 461 (4)
4. Mike Massey -- 458 (3)
5. Richard Entwhistle, Scappoose, Ore. -- 435
6. Dane Covey -- 420.5
Judges: Mike Conner, Randy Powell

Chris Cox, Delta, B.C. -- 596 (7.5)
2. Paul Walker, Deer Park, Wash. -- 594 (6)
3. Alan Resinger -- 560 (4.5)
4. Mike Haverly, Auburn, Wash. -- 543 (3)
5. John Thompson -- 487
Judges: Steve Helmick and Don McClave

SPORT 40 NAVY CARRIER (4 entries)
Mike Potter, Auburn, Wash. -- 167.8 (4)
2. Mark Hansen, Portland, Ore. -- 158.3 (3)
3. Scott Johnson, Rochester, Wash. -- 74.98 (2)
4. Ron Anderson, Vancouver, Wash. -- Crash (1)

More photos from Stunt-a-Thon:

This is what it was like on Saturday -- Bob Parker gives up on trying to fly his Navy Carrier plane, and gets an umbrella escort from Mike Conner. Dave Gardner photo.

Profile Stunt pits. Flying Lines photo.

If there was a Concours d'elegance award for Profile Stunt, Randy Powell's Ringmaster Deluxe would be the winner. Flying Lines photo.

More and more planes are using electric power. This is the front end of Mike Haverly's Sultan. Flying Lines photo.

Dane Covey's profile Nobler. Flying Lines photo.

Doug Knoyle's Forerunner. Flying Lines photo.

Tom Strom's Pathfinder. Flying Lines photo.

Tom Strom changes batteries in his electric Vector 40. Flying Lines photo.

Jim Harper flies in Intermediate Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Doug Knoyle checks a repair as Bruce Hunt assists. Flying Lines photo.

Randy Powell works with the Deluxe Ringmaster as Alan Resinger assists. Flying Lines photo.

Doug Knoyle's profile in flight. Flying Lines photo.

Precision Aerobatics pits with Alan Resinger's Crossfire in front. Flying Lines photo.

Paul Walker's Impact in flight. Flying Lines photo.

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

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