Wingbuster Shootout for F2D Combat


OCTOBER 23, 2011-MIDDLEBORO, MA - Six New England pilots were on hand for this the last F2D contest of the season. The weather was quite cool, when we arrived, however, later in the day temperatures reached the mid sixties making conditions quite comfortable. Brilliant sun in the morning was replaced by cloud cover toward mid-day, which was welcomed, as the sun was low in the sky and blinding if you maneuvered on the wrong side of the  circle. The Wingbuster Club Field in Middleboro, Massachusetts, was the location for what would be a great day of F2D Combat.

At the end of three rounds three pilots had been sent home while Jeff Vader, Greg Wornell and Neil Simpson were hanging around each with one loss. In round four Neil and Greg drew each other with Neil edging out Greg by one cut in a very intense match. This sent Neil into the final match against Jeff. Jeff got the better of Neil, two cuts to one, earning the contest win in the process. 

Thank You to the Wingbuster Model Airplane Club for the use of their wonderful facility. Please know it’s very appreciated. Also, a special thank you to Chris Sarnowski who came by to help with the judging and made the day better for all of us, in the process.

The Wingbuster Shootout
F2D Combat
6 contestants

Jeff Vader-Franklin, NH    4-1
Neil Simpson-E.Brookfield, MA3-2
Greg Wornell-Wellesley, MA    2-2
Paul Kubek-Brockton, MA       1-2
Brian Stas-Kingston, MA 1-2
Matt Stas-Kingston, MA  0-2

The trophy winners were Jeff Vader (1st), Neil Simpson (2nd) and Greg Wornell (3rd)