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Old 01-20-2018, 09:55 PM
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2018 Sun Valley Cactus Classic IMAC!!! March 24th & 25th

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my honor to announce the 2018 Sun Valley Cactus Classic IMAC in Phoenix, AZ on March 24th and 25th. This historic event is coming back to the Sun Valley Fliers RC Club, a premier flying field with a 600 ft long, 60 ft wide paved runway with paved and covered pit area.

This contest is one contest you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS! We are anticipating a pilot count of close to 50 pilots from all over the SW Region and beyond. Our aim is for this contest to be one of the premier regional IMAC contests in the country.

Saturday evening, we will be hosting a dinner banquet in a private hanger at the Scottsdale Airport. We will have the pleasure of enjoying the attendance of 3 full scale IAC aerobatic pilots AND THEIR PLANES:

Ron Chadwick and his spectacular single-place Pitts Special. Ron flew F-100's in Vietnam, hosts the IAC event in Marana, AZ and competes with his Pitts Special.

Michael Mohn and his Extra 300. Michael Mohn is an IAC champion and we are organizing a "Fly-by" over our contest in his Extra 300. Michael is also a model enthusiast who has many smaller models and is now just starting to get into some of the larger gas models. Let's show him how we do model aerobatics!! Hope he doesn't end up being in the judging chair behind me!!

Budd Davisson and his two-place Pitts Special. If you ever wanted to learn to fly aerobatics, this is the guy to talk to. Ask anybody who's anybody in the field of aerobatic and smaller planes in the SW (and much of the country) they'll know Budd Davisson! He probably signed off on their license at one point or another. Budd and Ron will also be making an appearance at our contest to check out what we do!

Customized pilot packets will be mailed approximately 1 month prior to the contest to all pre-registered contestants. If you are thinking of attending this contest, please pre-register and email, call or text Brad Beedy your address so that we can get these packets out to you in a timely manner. Also, please RSVP for the banquet [email protected] or give me a call/text at 602-369-4163. Please include the number of attendees so we can plan accommodations appropriately. Banquet payment will be due at sign up on Saturday morning.

Back to the IMAC stuff - this contest is being hosted by the Sun Valley Fliers and run by Ernie Mack, Brad Beedy (myself,) CD'd by Randy Wegner, and assisted by Jacques Telles. In an effort to help eliminate the frustration of judging bias, the judging matrix will be generated by the new software that SW RD Alex Dreiling just rolled out.

Jackets for last year's champions will be presented by Rusty Fried, former CD of the Cactus Classic for many years. Jacket tradition will continue this year as well. Come give it your all to become one of the elite Cactus Classic champions!

There will be pilot prizes and a large raffle you'll want to be in on. More on this in the near future!

So.....Come One, Come All! Sign up today! The 2018 Sun Valley Cactus Classic is upon us!
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:04 PM
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Sounds like one hell of a good time BBeedy.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:08 PM
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Glad to see a lot of effort is being put into this event! If you guys need any help please don't hesitate to ask.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:25 PM
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There is a very high level of effort, cooperation and commitment among all
who are putting this contest together. I'm excited to be a part of it!
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:30 PM
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Glad to see a lot of effort is being put into this event! If you guys need any help please don't hesitate to ask.


Thanks Kevin! BTW Kevin's Tucson event
was recently added on the IMAC site, so
remember to sign up for it asap.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:52 PM
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Glad to see a lot of effort is being put into this event! If you guys need any help please don't hesitate to ask.
Thanks K! Ditto on the Tucson contest!
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:32 PM
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So happy to see everyone coming together as one! Great job and teamwork, two thumbs up!
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:24 AM
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Definitely sounds like it will be a great time
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:31 AM
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So happy to see everyone coming together as one! Great job and teamwork, two thumbs up!
Exactly! This was Brad and Ernie's brainchild
as they saw a need to create a friendly/fun environment and ran with it. we are dividing the work load out to make this contest easier to do and repeat year after year. Jacques Telles and I were brought on early to help with some of the tasks. We are excited to see things all coming together so well and to see so many names signing up from all over. It will be fun to catch up with everyone.
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:18 PM
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Saturday Banquet Head Count / RSVP

We're just over a month away from the 2018 Sun Valley Cactus Classic IMAC! If you're pre-registered, please RSVP to Brad Beedy at [email protected] or text / call 602-369-4163 as to your attendance to Saturday night's banquet and if you'll be alone or bringing guests. It is important to get as close as possible to exact attendance to be sure there will be plenty of food and refreshments as well as seating arrangements. This is going to be a great evening event with 3 full scale aerobatic airplanes and their pilots in attendance. This will be your chance to mingle with two IAC competitors and an IAC contest orgainzer in person.

If you're not pre-registered, and are planning to attend the Cactus Classic, please do so!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Southwest's premier IMAC event of the year!
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:25 PM
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Bring a Basic Pilot - Dinner / Banquet Free for both of you!

This contest is going to be insane! Estimating 12 Unlimited Pilots! Shaping up to be quite the upper class contest. Bring a basic pilot and enjoy the Saturday evening dinner / banquet free of charge - both you and the Basic pilot!
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:33 PM
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Up to 13 unlimited pilots! WOW! Next year is getting an Invitational class for sure!
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:13 PM
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Cactus Classis Pilots - Ernie Mack did quite a bit of hunting and bargaining at hotels out here.

Nicer Hotels


Drury Inn and Suites (Preferred Contest Rate-$198/Night) ...
2335 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Phx Arizona 85027
623 879-8800
**MENTION "SUN VALLEY CACTUS CLASSIC" FOR THE GROUP RATE


Hilton Garden Inn
1940 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Phx Arizona 85027
623 434-5556


Less expensive


Studio 6 Phx Deer Valley
18405 N 27th Ave
Phx Arizona 85053
602 843-1151


Red Roof Inn
17222 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phx Arizona 85053
602 866-1049
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:53 PM
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And Kevin and Jacques are providing a big screen TV to show real time scores!!
Its really coming together well and will be a fun event. I'm looking forward to
catching up with folks I haven't seen in awhile
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:10 AM
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I hate it I am going to miss this event this year... But I hope the live scoring I am putting together works out for you guys.
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