Early morning preparations for a day of Stunt at the Roundup. All photos by Randy Ling.

2022 R.F. Stevenson Memorial Raider Roundup

Oct, 8-9, Auburn Municipal Airport, Auburn, Wash.

By Randy Ling

No rain in sight and a light breeze was provided for 13 competitors ready to show their skills in nine events at the 2022 RF Stevenson Memorial Raider Roundup.

Saturday began with a lone competitor in Old-Time Stunt and finished with five competitors in Profile Stunt. There were many good flights and smiles. 

Sunday began the same way. One lonely Beginner to start the day, which ended with six expert Precision Aerobatics competitors.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this contest fun and successful. I apologize in advance if I forgot someone.

Howard Rush – Stunt event director
Kris Millard – Carrier event director
Mike Potter – Keeper of the site permit
Jim McCartney – Flying site manager
Rodney Claus – Equipment manager and judge
Steve Helmick – Judge
John Leidle – Judge
Mike Haverly – Judge
Dave Gardner - Communications
Text Box: Rodney Claus and Steve Helmick appearance judging John Leidle’s airplane.  R. Ling photo
There were many memorable moments over the weekend.  One of the biggest was the introduction of a new stunt judge. Rodney Claus was asked to judge stunt. Rodney agreed and did a very good job.

The next moment to remember was when Jerry Eichten was awarded the Don McClave Vintage Stunt Trophy  Congratulations to Jerry for a hard-earned award.

Precision Aerobatics closed the contest with Chris Cox of British Columbia taking first and Bob Welch winning the R.F. Stevenson Memorial Crock Pot Award. Thank you to Gem Glover, R.F. Stevenson's niece, for sponsoring the Crock award.

Here are the results. Northwest standings points in parentheses.

Chris Cox, Delta, B.C. — 587.5 (10)
. Howard Rush, Olympia, Wash. — 582 (9)
Tim Just, Victorville, Calif. — 565.5
. Bob Welch, Federal Way, Wash. — 529 (7)
. Mike Haverly, Auburn, Wash — 522
. John Leidle, Kirkland, Wash. — 497
Judges: Steve Helmick and Rod Claus

1. Rod Claus, Kent, Wash. — 486.5 (4)
2. Randy Ling, Kent, Wash. — 453 (3)
3. Jim Schneider, Olympia, Wash. — 0 (2)
Judges: Steve Helmick and Mike Haverly

1. Jim McCartney, Lake Tapps, Wash. — 210 (1)

CLASSIC STUNT (4 entries)
1. Bob Welch — 528.5 (4)
2. Jerry Eichten, Newberg, Ore. — 523 (3)
3. Mike Haverly — 512 (2)
4. John Leidle — 481.5 (1)
Judges: Steve Helmick and Rod Claus

OLD-TIME STUNT (1 entry)
1. Mike Haverly — 243 (1)
Judge: Steve Helmick

PROFILE STUNT (6 entries)
1. Fred Underwood, West Linn, Ore. — 555.5 (6)
2. Jerry Eichten — 528 (5)
3. Bob Welch — 519 (4)
4. Mike Haverly — 494.5 (3)
5. Rod Claus — 483.5
6. Randy Lling — 450
Judges: Steve Helmick and John Leidle

Jim Schneider, Olympia, Wash. (3)
2. Kris Millard, Puyallup, Wash. (2)
3. Jim McCartney (1)

Kris Millard (1)

R.F. Stevenson Crock Pot Award: Bob Welch

Raider Roundup photo gallery

Jerry Eichten of Newberg, Ore., won the Don McClave Vintage Stunt Trophy for 2022. The trophy was awarded at the Raider Roundup on Oct. 8. The McClave Trophy is awarded to the top-scoring pilot in combined Old-Time Stunt and Classic Stunt in Flying Lines Northwest standings in a calendar year. Jerry used his Oriental in Classic Stunt to amass winning points. Previous winners have been Bruce Hunt (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010), Scott Riese (2005), Pat Johnston (2007), Pete Peterson (2011, 2013), Alan Resinger and John Thompson (2012, tie), John Thompson (2014), Dave Royer (2015, 2018) and Mike Haverly (2016, 2017, 2019). Randy Ling photo.

John Leidle flies Classic Stunt.

Award winners.

Officials figure out the Crock Pot Award.

New judge orientation.

Steve Helmick and Tim Just enjoying a snack.

Steve Helmick and Mike Haverly preparing to judge the next great
stunt flight.

Chris Cox preparing for appearance judging.

Attending to the details.

Mike Haverly at the flight line.

Bob Welch checking the gaps. R. Ling photo

Results of this contest are counted in the Northwest Competition Standings

This page was upated Oct. 23, 2022

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