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PASCO - Distance Awards

PASCO Flight Awards:

PASCO Flight Awards are based on the “honor system”. In order to qualify, the flight in question must be documented by a report sent to the appropriate PASCO Awards Chairperson by the date specified by the PASCO awards chairperson (normally early to mid-October). The pilot must be a PASCO member at the time the flight is submitted for consideration. All flights must conform to FAA regulations.

Longest Distance Award

A perpetual trophy presented to the annual winner. If the recipient lives outside Region 11, the trophy will remain in the custody of the Awards Chairperson until the following year. All entries to qualify must be submitted in writing with pertinent details to the Awards Chairperson.

  1. OLC reported flights are allowed.
  2. Must originate in Region 11, but may terminate anywhere, and turnpoints outside Region 11 are allowed.
  3. Up to 3 turnpoints are allowed, but no turnpoint may be used more than once, and turnpoints must be at least 10 km apart.
  4. CH Handicap applies to the calculated distance.
  5. Honor system - no turnpoint photos are required, but turnpoint must be turned as in an FAI badge flight.
  6. Trophy will record actual, not handicapped distance.

 

YEAR

Longest Distance Award

Up to 3 turn points

DISTANCE
1969 Carl Herold 411 SM
1970 Terry Thys 570 SM
1971 Carl Herold 535 SM
1972 George Worthington 440 SM
1973 George Worthington 455 SM
1974 Earl Smith 287 SM
1975 Barry Danieli 324 SM
1976 Robert Klemmedson 292 SM
1977 Dick Cook 398 SM
1978 Dick Cook 357 SM
1979 Dick Cook 401 SM
1980 Dick Cook 368 SM
1981 Paul Sasse 142 SM
1982 Fred Wright 65 SM
1983 Don Hurd 263 SM
1984 Don Hurd 510 SM
1985 Don Hurd 485 SM
1986 Gary Kemp 265 SM
1987 Don Aitken 413 SM
1988 Carl Herold 598 SM
1989 J. Wenger, Don Aitken 603 SM
1990 McFall/Mayes 326 SM
1991 Art Clark/D. Volkmann 189 SM
1992 David Volkmann 310 SM
1993    
1994    
1995 Mike Schneider 640 SM
1996 Mike Bradford 623 SM
1997 Bob Semans 560 SM
1998 Kempton Izuno 623 SM
1999 David Volkmann 638 SM
2000 Robert Seamans 675 SM
2001 Sergio Colacevich 644 SM
2002 Sergio Colacevich 616 SM
2003 Sergio Colacevich 663 SM
2004 Kempton Izuno 1025 SM
2005 Gordon Boettger 1281 SM
2006 Ramy Yanetz 505 SM
2007 David Greenhill 601 SM
2008 Ramy Yanetz 651 SM
2009 Ramy Yanetz 633 SM
2010

Ramy Yanetz

(100km FAI Triangle- Ely, Winnemuca, Goldfield, Whitecloud Mt., Ely)

659 SM
2011

Gordon Boettger & Hugh Bennett

(Minden - Inyokern - Susanville - Inyokern - Winnemucca)

1322 SM
2012

Jim Payne & Dennis Tito
[Minden - Olancha - Reno - Whitney - Stead]

(2212 OLC KM)

941 SM

2013

Jim Payne (Minden [Halelujah Jct] - Rasamond - Keeler - Frazier - Palm Springs)

811 SM

2014

Jim Payne
Dennis Tito
Minden (Susanville to Mammoth to Susanville to Inyokern to Stead )

1101 SM

2015

Longest Distance Award,
Up to 3 turn points

Jim Payne
Alan Coombs

Minden to Inyokern to AdamsPeakto Inyokern to Adams Peak

 

1230 SM
(OLC 2907km)

2016

Longest Distance Award,
Up to 3 turn points

Mitch Polinsky

Ely To Brian Head To South of Twin Springs to NE of Spruce Peak

 

670 sm

(OLC

1109 km)

 

PASCO Out and Return Award

A perpetual trophy presented to the annual winner. If the recipient lives outside Region 11, the trophy will remain in the custody of the Awards Chairperson until the following year. All entries to qualify must be submitted in writing with pertinent details to the Awards Chairperson.

  1. OLC reported flights are allowed.
  2. Must originate in Region 11 and terminate at starting point. • One turnpoint only.
  3. CH Handicap applies to the calculated distance.
  4. Honor system - no turnpoint photo is required, but turnpoint must be turned as in an FAI badge flight.
  5. Trophy will record actual, not handicapped distance.

 

YEAR

Out and Return Award

DISTANCE
1975 Sypko Andreae 344 SM
1976 Dan Danielli 347 SM
1977 Carl Herold 507 SM
1978 Carl Herold 457 SM
1979 Alex Burnette 332 SM
1980 x x
1981 Ed Peerens 376 SM
1982 Brian Stevens 445 SM
1983 Don Hurd 390 SM
1984 Bob Semans 346 SM
1985 Bob Semans 404 SM
1986 Don Aitken 404 SM
1987 Don Hurd 512 SM
1988 Carl Herold 508 SM
1989 Don Hurd & Walt Cannon 404 SM
1990 Ian McFall & Rex Mayes 327 SM
1991 Bob Semans 466 SM
1992 Carl Herold 550 SM
1994 Lee Hallerberg 276 SM
1995 David Volkmann 374 SM
1996 David Volkmann 455 SM
1997 Dean Aldinger 344 SM
1998 Charlie Hayes 306 SM
1999 David Volkmann 473 SM
2000 Robert Seamans 417 SM
2001 Sergio Colacevich 406 SM
2002 Sergio Colacevich 473 SM
2003 Sergio Colacevich 472 SM
2004 Ramy Yanetz 550 SM
2005 Kempton Izuno 632 SM
2006 Ramy Yanetz 460 SM
2007 Ramy Yanetz 460 SM
2008 Sergio Colacevich 476 SM
2009 Ramy Yanetz 562 SM
2010

Sergio Colacevich

(Truckee to Alvord Desert, OR and return)

503 SM

2011

Gordon Boettger & Hugh Bennett

(Minden - Inyokern - Susanville - Inyokern)

1322 SM

2012

Ramy Yanetz

[Ely - Kaibab Plateau near Gran Canyon - Ely]

452 SM

2013

Ramy Yanetz

(Truckee [Minden] to West of Inyokern and return

487 SM

2014

Ramy Yanetz
(Ely to east of Page, AZ, and return)

541 SM

2015

Longest O&R

Darren Braun
Hollister to Agua Dulceand back

467 SM
(752 KM)

2016

Longest O&R

Kempton Izuno, Tom Bjork

Minden to Ely and back

537 sm

(864 km)

 

Longest Straight Out Distance Award

NEW for 2010 -- Will be awarded annually to the pilot and crew who had the longest straight Out flight (as measured from takeoff or release, to landing or furthest point).

 

YEAR

Longest Straight Out Distance

DISTANCE

2010

Eric Rupp (pilot) & Joy Pierce (driver)

(Truckee to Parwan)

406 SM
2011

Buzz Graves / Eric Rupp (pilot) & Joy Pierce (driver)

(Truckee to Parwan)

406 SM
2012

Matt Gillis / Justin Gillis Driver

(Truckee to Parowan)

414 SM
2013

Ramy Yanetz / Katia Yanetz Driver

(Byron to Crystal)

315 SM
2014

Mitch Polinsky
Murray Hewko
Ely (release near Alamo) to Western Nebraska (Landed Torrington, WY)

690 SM
2015

Longest Straight Out

RamyYanetz
Katia& NathanYanetz
Minden, NV to Arco, ID

465 SM
2016

Longest Straight Out

Kempton Izuno, Tom Bjork

Williams, CA to Silver Lake, WA

475 sm

(765 km)

 

Longest Silver Distance Award

An engraved “keeper” cup, mug or trophy presented to the annual winner.

  1. Longest distance flight by PASCO member qualifying for F.A.I. Silver Badge.
  2. Must originate in Region 11.
  3. Claim must be for Silver Distance only (Silver Distance plus Altitude or Duration claims are allowed).
  4. Flight must be reported in or before the October issue of Soaring for that year.
  5. No handicap applied.

 

YEAR

Longest Silver Distance

DISTANCE
1981 F. Robert Marshall  
1982 Fred Wright  
1983 Chris Borland  
1984    
1985    
1986 Jim Goetsch  
1987    
1988    
1989    
1990    
1991 David Volkmann  
1992 Mark Mullins  
1993    
1994    
1995 Rolf Peterson 72 SM
1996    
1997 Russell Holtz 93 SM
1998 Stephen Ascher 72 SM
1999 Eric June 190 SM
2001 Yuliy Gerchikov 135 KM
2003 Hal Chouinard 141 SM
2006 Shannon Madsen 129 KM
2007 Larry Roberts 135 SM
2008 Frank Peale 156 SM
2009 Mark Violet 77 SM
2010 n/a  
2011

Marianne Guerrin

80 SM

2012

Quest Richlife

137 SM

2013 n/a  
2014

Van Henson

101 SM

2015

Dan Colton

136 SM

2016

Marton Kun-Szabo

154 SM