Another GSO is in the books. Thanks to all who came out and flew and worked and visited and endured the heat and the rain and shagged and…. well you get the idea… fun was had by all! and you all were the guys who made it happen.
Thanks especially to Glauco for some absolutely stunning awards and also to Bob Williams for hauling all of our ‘stuff’ that was needed to make it work.
Today Mike Johnson got edged out by Frank Burnoski by 3pts for 1st place, but held on for the Overall award for the weekend. Congratulations Mike. Mike was flying a vintage Pike Perfect like it was brand new and flew it like it was on rails. Equally impressive was the quiet show that was put on by Bob Gill who took 3rd with an Ava and showed that high tech was not necessary for high caliber flying.
I’m sure the word will soon get out but I found out the hard way what happens when you take your eye off your plane for a second and then look back at someone else’s plane. It this case it was Robert’s Aspire that I was looking at while I wondered why it wouldn’t do what I was telling it to do. The first 6” of my fuse was buried so deep in the sod that a shovel will be needed to remove it. The only piece that wasn’t destroyed was the stab which didn’t have a scratch.
When it was all over, here is how the top five stacked up:
Burnoski, Frank 5,463.55 1,000.00
Johnson, Mike 5,460.44 999.43
Gill, Bob 5,444.00 996.42
Samuels, Robert 5,200.71 951.89
Poti, Norm 5,156.77 943.85
After everyone has had a chance to recuperate, we aught to start a conversation as to whether this type of an event is something that we think we can continue to pull off in the future…
Bob Gill – Highest scoring MVSA member – Sunday
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