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Posted by Norm Furutani | Feb 23, 2014 @ 10:42 PM | 2,679 Views
2014 Isaacson Winter Classic/Kiwi Cup
February 8-10, Lost Hills, California

Roger counted 30 countries and USA flyers from coast to coast, top and bottom. Lots of new faces and many old friends.

Of the three Fab Feb contests, the Ike (Isaacson Winter Classic) is the only one to offer a mix of AMA, FAI, NFFS and even a couple SAM events. You can contrast the huge floating Big E’s of Bud Romak’s buddies, with howling D gas against a monster FAI flightline.

Among the new events this year were the World competitions in HLG/CLG glider and E-36. Thanks to generous donors, we were able to offer cash prizes in the three classes.

In spite of the breezy weather, the Ike drew just over 250 entries. Rain on Thursday helped keep the dust down and puddles were gone by Friday. The field was absolutely barren of vegetation. The California drought is real! The wind did knock down participation so you won’t see results (no one flew) for many of the events offered.

Do check out the many great pictures shot by son, Brian ( and our down under friend, Malcom Campbell (

Norm Furutani

The Results:

Paul MacCready HLG
Pl Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1 Stan Buddenbohm 120 120 120 120 80 560 $200
2 Don DeLoach 66 120 48 120 120 88 448 $125
3 Bill Koran 62 52...Continue Reading
Posted by Norm Furutani | Feb 12, 2014 @ 11:36 AM | 2,287 Views
Report will come later. Here's the link to Brian's pics

Over 200 individuals signed up!

Posted by Norm Furutani | Nov 19, 2013 @ 02:32 PM | 2,644 Views
Up date!
To speed up registration, we are going to use a pre entry form. Go to the file folder below and open "Ike pre entry" Copy and paste to your email.



February 8-10, 2014 - Lost Hills, CA

The 2014 Isaacson Winter Classic/Kiwi World Cup FF Contest

The flyers are up!

The big news is three new money prize events. 2014 will have the first “Paul MacCready Human Power World Championships” for handlaunch and catapult gliders, $900 in cash. Don DeLoach is bringing us the first “E-36 World Open” $450 in cash. Details are in the attached flyers.

In addition, Bud Romak and his pals are flying “Big E” 300 plus unlimited rubber. On the other end of the size scale, Derek McGuckin and Bruce Hannah are cooking up an event for the new E-20 class.

The last 3 years we’ve been running entries close to 250! The only “Fab Feb” event that features events from the FAI, AMA, NFFS and SAM rule books.

Brian’s pictures from last year are posted below.

You’re invited!

Norm and Roger
Posted by Norm Furutani | Feb 15, 2013 @ 08:03 PM | 4,290 Views
Brian's photos of this year's Isaacson FreeFlight Contest are on line at:

Three days of fantastic weather!
Posted by Norm Furutani | Oct 29, 2012 @ 03:30 PM | 4,534 Views
These were shot by my son, Brian. Enjoy!
Posted by Norm Furutani | Dec 16, 2011 @ 10:55 PM | 5,603 Views
Zaic Awards see PDF
Posted by Norm Furutani | Dec 16, 2011 @ 03:57 PM | 5,524 Views
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Lil' Sweep standard class cat. iv indoor catapult glider. Best single flight 1:40
Posted by Norm Furutani | Feb 16, 2011 @ 02:35 AM | 7,341 Views
Brian's pics are posted here:

Lost Hills was at it's best! Over 250 entries!
Posted by Norm Furutani | Nov 16, 2010 @ 09:49 AM | 7,567 Views
2010 FF Champs
More pics from Brian
Posted by Norm Furutani | May 21, 2010 @ 12:03 PM | 7,810 Views
Chino Airshow;

Brian shot a bunch of pics at the May 2010 Chino show. See:
Posted by Norm Furutani | May 02, 2010 @ 01:22 PM | 7,844 Views
Here's a link to a bunch of pics from our recent indoor contest in the Tustin blimp hangar. Son Brian took the shots.