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Dec 16, 2015, 11:04 PM
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World Record Ratified


I received the following email from the AMA:

On behalf of the AMA, Congratulations to you!
The FAI has ratified your recent submission of World record setting information.


Colleen Pierce cpierce@modelaircraft.org
FAI Coordinator|Academy of Model Aeronautics
5161 E Memorial Drive
Muncie, Indiana 47302 U.S.A.
(765)287-1256 ext. 252
(800)435-9262 ext. 252

FAI has ratified the following Class F (Model Aircraft) World record :
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Claim number : 17625
Sub-class :F3 Open (Radio Control Flight)
Category: Glider
Type of record : Distance in a straight line: 156
Course/location : Pioche, Nevada (USA)
Performance : 228.7 km
Pilot : John A. Ellias (USA)
Date :09.08.2015


Finally it's official!

John
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Dec 17, 2015, 06:39 AM
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Well done!
Dec 17, 2015, 09:48 AM
Sherpa
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Awesome well done!
Dec 17, 2015, 10:46 AM
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Right on, John!
Dec 17, 2015, 02:13 PM
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Well done John and crew,
I cannot think of anybody more deserving than you. Many years of dreaming and planning with successful results.

Regards from the Flying Tigers
Dec 17, 2015, 03:49 PM
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Well done, John and helpers! A task of this magnitude must require a team. how about some photos and a description?
Dec 17, 2015, 05:30 PM
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Congratulations John !

From the research, to the planning, to the flights, and finally the paperwork,
it's a huge endeavor. Well done.

Mike
Dec 18, 2015, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Deck
Well done, John and helpers! A task of this magnitude must require a team. how about some photos and a description?
Jim

I did a write up with some photos on a previous thread in this forum. See: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2482901

John
Dec 19, 2015, 12:10 AM
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John,

As a former record holder that understands what goes into these endeavors, once again I tip my proverbial hat to you and your team.

Well done!
Dec 19, 2015, 08:45 AM
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Congratulations John. Perseverance and team work WINS again.

Ray
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Dec 19, 2015, 09:32 AM
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Hi all,
Been flying gliders since 1968, did some cross country in the 80's flying a Pierce Paramount. I still fly woodies most modified to electric up to and including Hyper Ava. Woodies are still my first love though. I now wonder what we are going to do if that 400' altitude rule is enforced if the new FAA registration, etc. goes into effect?

Ben
Dec 19, 2015, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe W
John,

As a former record holder that understands what goes into these endeavors, once again I tip my proverbial hat to you and your team.

Well done!
Joe

You are still a record holder! Your old record was "retired", so even though I exceeded your old record you will always be listed as a record holder in the FAI data base.

John
Dec 23, 2015, 04:58 PM
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big BIG congrats John

Steve
Dec 25, 2015, 08:39 AM
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You should try it without driving by the plane the entire time. Setup a ground station etc.
Dec 26, 2015, 12:02 PM
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XC Soaring pilot, congratulations on this amazing accomplishment. Not sure if you are working on LSF or not but if you are be sure to count this as a contest win on your LSF voucher.

Taken from the LSF tasks:

Section: D - FAI World Records

The establishing of a world record - recognized by the Federation aeronautique Internationale - shall constitute the requirements for a contest win. However, six contests or records or a combination of six contests and records must be recorded on all performance vouchers from Level II through Level V. The 12,000 point requirement must also be fulfilled for Level V.


Wayne