Alan Resinger's 2019 Rare Bear seen from the bottom in an official Expert Precision Aerobatics flight at the 2019 Stunt-a-Thon. Flying Lines photo.

Stunt-a-Thon 2019

June 22-23, 2018, Auburn Municipal Airport, Auburn, Wash.

By Mike Haverly

After two years away, Stunt-A-Thon returned to Auburn Municipal Airport.  We have Mike Potter to thank for reopening the doors.  We are scheduled for two contests, so that’s a start!  It was sure nice to be back!

Saturday started off a little cool and turned into a decent day.  It started out with Old Time Stunt with John Thompson taking top honors with his very nice flying Barnstormer.  Jerry Eichten, nice to see him back by the way, took top spot in Classic with his brand-new Oriental.  Fred Underwood dominated in Profile Stunt with his electric Similar 2.

Meanwhile, on the other circle Kris Millard broke in the new carrier deck apparatus with a victory over Mike Potter.  The event was Northwest Sport .40 Navy Carrier.  Reports are that the new arrangement worked well.

Sunday morning started a little cooler than Saturday and never did get warm.  A southwest breeze coming over the hotel at the end of the airport can make for some interesting conditions.  It got a little lumpy but very flyable.   Arkedy Gorodetsky made the trip with Alan Resinger and impressed us with his new Hellcat to take top honors in Advanced PA.  Its lineage was apparent and flies like its cousin belonging to Chris Cox.  Ark should continue to do well.  Paul Walker was up to his usual tricks, letting someone get ahead in the first round only to show why he is a many time champion and claim first place.  His new Impact design is an awesome performer.

Saturday evening, we had a pulled pork barbeque sandwich dinner put together by my wife, Mieko Haverly.  She did all the cooking and preparing of our home, I can never thank her enough. 

Overall, things went smoothly with only a few problems that were easily fixed.  Many thanks to all that helped with the field set-up and clean-up.

Stuntathon 2019 results

(Northwest standings points in parentheses)

OLD-TIME STUNT (2 entries)
1.
John Thompson, Eugene, Ore., Barnstormer, O.S. Max .25 — 267.5 (2)
2. Dane Covey, Tacoma, Wash., Ringmaster, Fox .35 — 240.0 (1)
Judges:  Pete Peterson, Dave Gardner

CLASSIC STUNT (6 entries)
1. Jerry Eichten, Newberg, Ore., Oriental, OS .35 — 529 (6)
2. Mike Haverly, Auburn, Wash., Chizler, RoJett .40 — 528 (5)
3. John Leidle, Kirkland, Wash., Electra, Double Star .54 — 503 (4)
4. John Thompson, Barnstormer, O.S. Max .25 — 502 (3)
5. Dane Covey, Nobler, electric — 494.25
6. Randy Powell, Port Orchad, Wash. — Mirage III, Cobra 2826-12 — 317
Judges:  Pete Peterson, Steve Helmick

PROFILE STUNT (5 entries)
1. Fred Underwood, West Linn, Ore., Similar 2, Electric — 555 (5)
2. Jerry Eichten, Python, E-Flite 32 — 533 (4)
3. John Thompson, Scrub J, Evolution .36 — 512 (3)
4. Bob Welch, Federal Way, Wash., Profile Buccaneer 40, E-Flite 25 — 503.5 (2)
5. Dane Covey, Profile Nobler, electric — 486.5
Judges:  Pete Peterson, Steve Helmick

ADVANCED PRECISION AEROBATICS (3 entries)
1. Arkady Gorodesky, Vancouver, B.C., Hellcat, Plettenberg 20-16 — 537 (3)
2. Bob Welch, Buccaneer 40, E-Flite 25 — 516.5 (2)
3. Mike Denlis, Springfield, Ore., Tutor II, OS .40 — 352.5 (1)
Judges:  Pete Peterson, Jerry Eichten

EXPERT PRECISION AEROBATICS (7 entries)
1. Paul Walker, Deer Park,Wash., Impact, Plettenberg 15-22 — 622 (10.5)
2. Chris Cox, Delta, B.C., Hellcat, Plettenberg 20-16 — 618 (9)
3. Howard Rush, Olympia, Wash., Impact, Plettenberg 20-16 — 615 (7.5)
4. Alan Resinger, Delta, B.C, Rare Bear, Plettenberg 15-22 — 607.5 (6)
5.  Mike Haverly, Chipmunk, E-Flite 25 — 552
6. Tim Wescott, Oregon City, Ore., Atlantis, OS .46LA — 522
7. John Thompson, Crossfire, E-Flite 32 — 517.5
Judges:  Pete Peterson, Steve Helmick

NORTHWEST SPORT 40 NAVY CARRIER (2 entries)
1. Kris Millard, Puyallup, Wash. — 198.3 (2)
2. Mike Potter, Auburn, Wash. — 173.6 (1)

Contest Director:  Mike Haverly
Asstistant CD:   Bob Welch
Carrier Event Director:  Mike Potter
Pit Boss:  Rodney Claus
Tabulation:  Colton Lutz, Dave Gardner, Kris Millard
Runners:  Whoever got there first!
Field Set-Up:  Everyone available
Airport Availability:  Tim Mensonides, Airport Manager
Saturday night dinner:  Mieko Haverly

Stunt-a-Thon photo gallery

Expert Precision Aerobatics entrants, back row from left: Tim Wescott, John Thompson, Howard Rush, Paul Walker, Mike Haverly; front row from left: Chris Cox, Alan Resinger. Mike Haverly photo.

Advanced PA fliers, from left: Arkady Gorodetsky, Bob Welch, Mike Denlis. Mike Haverly photo.

Classic Stunt fliers from left: John Leidle, Mike Haverly, Dane Covey, John Thompson, Randy Powell, Jerry Eichten. Mike Haverly photo.

Profile Stunt competitors from left: Fred Underwood, Bob Welch, Jerry Eichten, Dane Covey, John Thompson. Mike Haverly photo.

Old-Time Stunt competitors: John Thompson (left) and Dane Covey. Mike Haverly photo.

Northwest Sport 40 Carrier was flown on a new deck designed by Mike Potter (seated, right), that worked very well. Flying Lines photo.

Precision Aerobatics pits on Sunday with some of the planes awaiting action. Tight quarters meant that some planes waited outside the pits between rounds. Flying Lines photo.

Profile Stunt planes wait in the pits on Saturday. Flying Lines photo.

Earlier Saturday, some of the Old-Time and Classic Stunt planes in the pits. Flying Lines photo.

Fred Underwood's Similar 2 makes the winning flight in Profile Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

Randy Powell shows off his brand-new electric Precision Aerobatics plane, Thunderstruck. Flying Lines photo.

Judges Pete Peterson (left) and Steve Helmick assign appearance points to Randy Powell's Mirage III before Classic Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

Dane Covey signals the judges before starting the engine on his Nobler before a Classic Stunt flight, with John Leidle holding. Mike Haverly photo.

John Thompson waits for judges to get ready before a Classic Stunt flight, as John Leidle stands by to launch. Mike Haverly photo.

Randy Powell's Mirage III before Classic Stunt action. Unfortunately, the plane was destroyed in a crash during the first-round official flight. Flying Lines photo.

Howard Rush's Impact for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Arkady Gorodetsky's Hellcat for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Bob Welch's Buccaneer for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Alan Resinger's Rare Bear for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Mike Haverly's Chipmunk for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Paul Walker's 2019 Impact for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Chris Cox's Hellcat for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

John Thompson's Crossfire for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Tim Wescott's Atlantis for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Mike Denlis' Tutor II for Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.

Jerry Eichten's brand-new Oriental for Classic Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

Dane Covey's Nobler for Classic Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

John Leidle's Electra for Classic Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

Mike Haverly's Chizler for Classic Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

Fred Underwood's Similar 2 for Profile Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

Dane Covey's Profile Nobler for Profile Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

Bob Welch's Profile Buccaneer for Profile Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

Jerry Eichten's Python for Profile Stunt. Flying Lines photo.

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


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