Action on the circle at the summer Speed meet in Salem: Jim Booker prepares his handle while pit crew Steve Walther (left) and Mike Hazel get ready for a flight. Chris Sackett phioto.
Northwest Summer Speed
June 29-30, 2013, Bill Riegel Model Airpark, Salem, Ore.
By Mike Hazel, contest director
Hot weather greeted a somewhat light turnout of NW speed fliers this year. The main action focused on the new NW B Proto event, and Sport Jet event, with three entries each and lots of test flying and new records in also in each. Jim Booker put up several test flights switching between the NASS and Northwest regulation sport jet lines, and proved that the drag differential is almost nonexistent.
Northwest Standings Points in parentheses
1/2 A PROFILE PROTO SPEED (2 entries)
B SPEED (2 entries)
NORTHWEST B PROTO SPEED (3 entries)
NORTHWEST SPORT JET SPEED (3 entries)
NASS SPORT JET SPEED (1 entry)
Photo: Dean Singleton shows off his new B Proto Speed plane. Chris Sackett photo.
Results of this contest are included in Northwest Control-Line Competition Standings.
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