2017 Schedule Update

Posted by Ron Graham
Posted on 12/16/2016

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Thanks to all CD’s

who have entered their contest date into the 2017 schedule. We currently have approximately 14 contests pending which leaves us somewhere around 5  reserved dates yet to post.  If you are a CD and haven’t posted your contest in the schedule , then take a few minutes and get it posted before the holidays get here.

 

I wanted to point out

that the reserved date is based on how the weekend fell during your contest last year. For instance, say you had your contest on the second weekend of March, 2016 (12th) then your reserved date would fall on the second weekend of March 2017 (11th). .

 

Here are the criteria used in developing the schedule:

  • Existing contests get first pick of keeping their corresponding RESERVED weekend date for the next years contest prior to January 5th, 2017.
  • After Jan 5, 2016 all non-reserved weekends will become OPEN weekends.
  • Existing contests get first pick of changing to an OPEN weekend date before Jan 5th, 2017.
  • New contests pick from what OPEN dates are available for their location.
  • OPEN dates do exist to new contests who are more than 300 miles from an existing contest. In other words, new contests can occur on the same weekend as another contest so long as they are more than 300 miles apart. Regional director will be inclined to approve new contests in areas within the NC region that do not currently have contests and express that they would like to expand and grow the region.
  • If any existing or new contests want to switch dates, BOTH  CD’s are required to notify the regional director of their intentions before Jan 5th, 2017.
  • Existing CD’s who desire to schedule their contest for the upcoming season need to submit their contest by Jan 5th, 2017.  After Jan 5th it may become unlikely to use your reserved date since it will become an open date.
  • CD’s should be aware of the Protected Drawing Area in the AMA Contest Directors Guide. The majority of regional IMAC contests are considered Class AA and are subject to a 300 mile separation between contests during the same date.  (see http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/AMA_Contest_Director_Guide_3-20-15.pdf)
  • New contest dates will be approved to the schedule in the order that they are received by the regional director.
  • Contests will not be scheduled the weekend after the Scale Aerobatic Nats.
  • Regional Director is charged with making decisions/changes to above criteria as required in the best interest of the NC region and IMAC. Details such as pilot density, distance, and past contest participation are considered. See: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?authuser=0&authuser=0&hl=en&hl=en&mid=zcl_GgodCoUw.kiXcwOdi6lVU

Contest

2015 Date

# of Pilots 2015

2016  Date

# of pilots
2016
2017 Reserved Weekend Date
NC Judging School 4/25/15   4/23/16   4/22/17
Southern Indiana Flying Eagles     5/07/16 10 5/6/17
Central Indiana IMAC Challenge 5/21/16   5//16 23 5/20/17
Posey Flyers IMAC Challenge                          5/23/15 19 5/28/16 7 (-63%) 5/27/17
17th Annual Columbus IMAC Challenge                              5/23/15 20 5/28/16 16 (-20%) 5/27/17
Saranac                                        6/6/15 22 6/3/16 16 (-27%) 6/3/17
Prop Busters Challenge                                   6/6/15 11 6/3/16 6 (-45%) 6/3/17
Calumet Challenge (1st new contest request) 6/4/16
WRCFC 6/13/15 17 6/18/16 11 (-35%) 6/17/17
4th Annual Nats Warm-up 6/27/15 23 6/25/16 22 (-4%) 6/24/17
Flying Tigers 7/11/15 15 Cancelled 0 None Reserved
2017 Scale Aerobatic Nats 7/6/15-7/9/15   7/5/16 – 7/8/16 34 6/28 – 7/01/17
Mid Michigan 7/18/15 32 7/16/16 13 (59%) 7/15/17
Tri State 7/25/15 11 7/23/16 9 (-18%) 7/22/17
Northern Ontario 8/1/15 17 7/30/16 16 (-6%) 7/29/17
Cinci Burnit Challenge 8/8/15 20 8/13/16 12 (-40%) 8/12/17
Stetson Flyers 8/15/15 20 8/13/16 17 (-15%) 8/12/17
KRAM 8/22/15 10 8/20/16 8 (-20%) 8/19/17
Clinton Model Aviators 9/5/15 13 8/27/16 18 (+28%) 8/26/17
Flying Cardinals 9/12/15 17 9/10/16 18 (+6%) 9/9/17
NC Regional 9/19/15 22 9/17/16 24 (+8%) 9/16/17

NC membership snapshot

  • Beginning 2016: 142 members
  • Ending 2016: 104 members (27% drop)
  • Participation: Excluding Nats, judging schools, cancelled contests
    • Avg. participation dropped 24% factoring all contests for 2015 and 2016
    • Contests  below average participation for the region ( 3 have not submitted their contest)
    • Contests above average participation for the region ( 1 has not submitted their contest)
    • Contests that increased in participation for the region ( 2 have not submitted their contest)

    

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