Northern F3F winter league Round 5,

3rd March 2007

Fastest time of the day 37.23 flown by Greg Dakin Click here to Watch the Video!

Pictures, thanks to Dave Watson Click here for full Album

Report by Jon Edison



Who needs needs a weather forecast? What a waste of time they were. Heavy rain early and light winds to follow? Not a drop of rain was seen, felt or even threatened, plus the light winds turned out to be a steady 20mph westerly all day, giving us the best conditions of all the Winter League rounds, and the best Levisham has offered for some time.

After the usual breathless climb to the top, the 16 pilots were greeted with a challenging, and on occasions, blistering conditions, to produce 4 sub 40’s and 3 PB’s. Greg led the way with the first sub 40 and in the event the fastest time of the day with a 37.23. Jon Edison managed the second with 37.83, Paul Garnet recorded 38.26 and Richard Bago a 38.56. Well done Guys.

Daves XL
The Scots

After that excitement, conditions deteriorated slightly, and Levisham was to catch out the unwary, with Ian Mason being the major casualty - destroying his Acacia on turn 2. Ian Stewart managed to knock the nose off his Tragi on landing, and several other Pilots had hairy moments to say the least. The problem being caused by conditions around Base A, which would result in a model over reacting, and exiting the base on an uphill line. Quick reactions were required, but a few penalties were issued never the less. So that means we have managed to run 5 out of the 5 scheduled events run, making this our best Winter League so far.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the event. With all that practice, roll on the Summer!

The final placings overall for this years winter league, are:

1st Mark Redsell

2nd Greg Dakin

3rd Rich Bago

Congrats to Mark for his 3rd consecutive winter league win!! Full final placings click here



toms Pike


Pete's RaceM   rich's Skorp   Ian's RaceM

The final scores in round 5 after two discards were:-

1 GREG DAKIN RaceM 7886.07

2 PAUL GARNETT Skorpion 7593.89

3 RICH BAGO Skorpion 7418.00

4 JON EDISON Sting 7180.69

5 MARK REDSELL Skorpion 7152.42

6TOM McPHERSON Pike T tail 7109.68

7 DAVE WATSON RaceM 7063.05

8 PETER GUNNING RaceM 7005.46

9 DAVE WRIGHT Erwin XL 6952.79

10 RONNIE LAMPE Blade 6846.91

11 KEITH WOOD Skorpion 6835.93

12 IAN SIMPSON Elipse 6764.84

13 MICK LIDEARD Elita 6485.59

14 IAN MASON Accacia / RaceM 6252.54

15 IAN STEWART Tragi 4858.08

16 MARK NEWBURN Pike 4099.10

More pics here


jons sting


Marks Pike
Gregs RaceM