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Clover Creek Judging School 2017 - FlyingGiants Event Coverage

Join Miss Ashley as she attends IMAC judging school at Clover Creek!

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I spent this weekend at home in Toone, TN. for the annual judging school.

From Miss Ashley

Every year, all around the country, judging schools are held to educate new IMAC judges/pilots/spectators, re-iterate new rules and any changes made to the judging handbook - en addendum, and refreshes all previous judging school attendees.

For those who have never attended a judging school, first and foremost, all are welcome. You do NOT have to be a pilot to attend a school. You do NOT have to be a judge to attend a school. In fact, the most common type found in judging school are.. you guessed it, pilots. They go to better understand what is expected, what is being judged, and how to judge it (criteria). Not to mention, most pilots will end up judging a contest (be it local or other) at some point in the hobby.

The first event Clover Creek holds each year is its Judging School. It lasts two days. The first day is in the classroom and the second is out on the field. This year IMAC Vice President, Gil Major took the reins as the professor with John Schroder and David Moser as analysts. They discuss the families of maneuvers, breaking all of them down. Classes are shown how points are taken from maneuvers with explanations and demonstrations. Then there's everyone's tip-toe topic, ZEROS. :o/

After class, it's time to play. Since Clover Creek is its own field, most participants usually bring something small to fly around during breaks and after class. All the younger guys grabbed their quads, while the adults enjoyed the warmth of the barn and Ms. Tina's cooking!

Sunday, we put our judging where our mouth is.. or something like that. After a final exam in the "classroom", we all headed out to the hangar to get some practical application to hone our recently tuned skills. David Moser demonstrated a variety of maneuvers and scenarios while all the participants watched and judged. He purposefully flies some of the maneuvers incorrectly to see if the judges can spot the errors. Bobby Folsum said " You have to be pretty good to fly that bad". :D After going over scores and comparing notes, the participants are all given certificates that they proudly displayed for us ;D

This is a great way to kick off the IMAC season and wonderful tool to help understand IMAC if you are just getting interested or have been flying for years. I know I've heard it more than once, You learn something new every time!

Thank you to John and Tina for always being such gracious hosts! Their generosity far surpasses expectation. Thank you to Gil Major and David Moser for their expertise and time and thank you to all the attendees! This school was a reminder that outdoor season is right around the corner for me! Until the next adventure, Miss Ashley, out!

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Old 03-14-2017, 03:39 PM
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Thank You Ms. Ashley and Flying Giants for your support not only to Clover Creek, but to IMAC, and the RC community!
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Nice to see some young faces in the group!
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Nice to see some young faces in the group!
The young faces attached young nimble thumbs whopping all of us, those young faces?
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What the hell is all that white stuff! And all the coats you guys are wearing.

Best Wishes from sunny Arizona!!
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Joh & Tina....very nice of you to host this event and take care of the participants!
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Great judging school. Many thanks to Tina, and John for providing a great facility and their hospitality for the school. And thanks to Ashley for the great pictures.

That white stuff was 4" of very cold snow - great for Dec/Jan but not for mid March!!
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Great work friends !
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+1 Nice article.

Thanks in advance to all those who put in the time to get educated in the interest of helping to make events happen by judging and scribing this season. Thanks
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we had a blast. always enjoy going to clover creek.
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