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Old Jul 29, 2015, 05:21 PM
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Strasburg, CO (Denver area) -- Q500, Club 40, EF1 -- Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

Attention Colorado pylon fans! Please support local racing at Airpark Elite's premium site on the wide-open eastern plains! Latest upgrades include a substantial shade structure, a new runway surface of top-quality geofabric, and 2.4GHz wireless signal light system.

Our next event will be Saturday, August 15, 2015. This event is AMA-sanctioned; pilots please have AMA card or apply on site for AMA membership. First-time pilots welcome! Here's a video of how it went last year. Whether you aim to compete, help, or just eat hotdogs and watch the action, it's worth the drive!

23Aug14 Airpark Elite Pylon Race (4 min 59 sec)


For further details please see the attached flyer or contact CD Tom Neff, (303) 829-5416.

Thanks!
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Old Aug 01, 2015, 10:23 PM
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This race continues to create controversy year after year, and not only is Newtonian Physics carelessly challenged, most of humanity is disregarded in the name of competition.

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Old Aug 03, 2015, 11:10 AM
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Who knows WHAT Kim Kardashian will be wearing to it this year? Be the first to find out!
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Old Aug 03, 2015, 01:14 PM
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KK is going to be there. You did tell me I should have another reason to make the drive for a one-day race...this might just be it.

Or better yet, stay home and avoid the drama...
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Old Aug 18, 2015, 04:25 PM
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Well, KK didn't show up but there was drama anyway, all caught on camera in true Hollywood style. The Oscar for Best Pylon Racing by a Cinematographer goes to our very own Kurt Bozarth for the second year in a row!

Thanks, Kurt! And thanks to Tom Neff and the Airpark Elite R/C Club for hosting another High Plains Bake-Your-Brain racing event! (Hey, maybe that's what we ought to start calling it, y'know, being in Colorado & all. Think that'd help us--ahem--"spark" a little more interest from out of state? )

Cheers,
Duane

Airpark Elite Pylon Race Aug. 2015 (2 min 33 sec)
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Old Aug 20, 2015, 06:07 AM
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Duane et al,
Is it a safe assumption (now there's a contradiction in terms!) that your group will hold this event around the same time next year? I found out about this year's event too close to the date and couldn't juggle my schedule to allow for the trip over the hill, but if I have 51 weeks to plan for next years event...
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Old Aug 20, 2015, 10:23 AM
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Bill,

That's probably a safe assumption. We've done it two years in a row now, the runway is up to snuff & the signal lights seem to work OK. As usual we were thin on judging help, but the folks we have are pretty good by now. Also, I think "High Plains Bake-Your-Brains Pylon Challenge" has a nice ring to it, don't you?

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Old Aug 20, 2015, 10:49 AM
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p.s.

The nearest decent hotel is 20-30 miles away, and there are no services at the field itself. OTOH, we really have the place to ourselves & can fly all day without interruption, even fly the Formula 1s if we want. Plus there's a ramada for shade now & a guy who loves to bring out his barbecue grill & make bratwursts for everybody. So it's not quite the Lewis & Clark expedition it used to be!
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bratwurst? hmmmmm
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Old Aug 20, 2015, 01:05 PM
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lol COOKIE!!! If only I'd known it was that easy.

OK, pencil in Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 ... Tom says he'll be starter again if I'll CD it. Guess I'm stuck now!
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OK, the "Brain Bake" thing has me a little concerned but I'll plan on being in. My brain has had about all the baking it can take.
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