Announcing the NSRCA "Club" Class
Whether you want to call it "Club" class or "Novice" class or whatever, it’s OK, as long as we get more people flying pattern! What is this new class? Great question!! We have heard from the membership that it would be nice for the NSRCA to define a non-rulebook pattern entry level event that a CD could offer if they so decided. This would be a non-turnaround “old-school” type of sequence that any club flyer could do and yet still be challenged by it. It will give the CD the opportunity to grab some of the “hot dog” type sport flyers at his club, and maybe some old time pattern pilots, and hand them the sequence and say “come on out to the pattern contest next weekend and see what you can do!”. Who knows... if the CD can get three or four club pilots to come out and fly the sequence, maybe some of them will think, “Hey, this is fun! I could learn that Sportsman pattern”. Worst case, it will get some more club pilots to participate in local events which always makes it easier to “sell” a pattern contest to the local club officers! So, dust off those older pattern planes and those sport planes and come out and have some fun!
You can get the Club Class sequence here.