Over the 4 of July weekend the Prado IMAC contest kicked off with a record 46 registered pilots this year, which is a great turnout for a contest that is only in its second year. To give you a comparison consider this, the U.S. Nats “IMAC” portion had 35 pilots and an average throughout the United States has been 23 per contest, with the southwest region have the highest average of 30. This event is one of the best around and much of the credit goes to all the great people who help at Prado Field. Check out the list of winners and all the great photos from this contest.
1st. Tim Gottermayer
2nd. Tony Johnson
3rd. Brad Hartman
4th. Michael Triebe
5th. Troy Brown
Matt Dillon receiving award for 1st. place "Sportsman" class.
1st. Matt Dillon
2nd. Cliff Finney
3rd. Michael Smith
4th. Bill Santore
5th. Larry Shreffler
Randy Dreyer receiving award for 1st. place "Intermediate" class
1st. Randy Dreyer
2nd. Rusty Fried
3rd. Joe MacGregor
4th. Howard Pilcher
5th. Mike Middleton
Cameron Irwin receiving award for 1st. place "Advanced" class
1st. Cameron Irwin
2nd. Bryant Mack
3rd. Spencer Nordquist
4th. Bill Adams
5th. Curtis Pilcher
Jeff Szueber Jr. receiving award for 1st. place "Unlimited"
1st. Jeff Szueber Jr.
2nd. Matt Szueber
3rd. Matt Stringer
4th. Kyle Goodwine
5th. Steve Nelson
Spencer Nordquist receiving award for winning "Freestyle" 1st. place.
1st. Spencer Nordquist
2nd. Matt Stringer
3rd. Bryant Mack
4th. Cameron Irwin
5th. Michael Triebe
The Goodwine family truck and trailer. If you have been to a southwest IMAC event, Top Gun 2011 or at the U.S. Nationals in Muncie Indiana you have probably seen this rig. The family travels in it, lives on the road in it and flies out of the trailer. The family averages between fifteen and twenty thousand miles a year traveling and supporting events for their son Kyle's flying.
Rusty Fried took 1st. place in the combined "Senior" class and 2nd.
Matt Stringer flying his "UFO" CompArf Extra powered by a DA150 engine during the freestyle portion of the event. The freestyle portion involves pilots flying and choreographing music to
Dan Napier readies his electric powered 3D Hobby Shops Vyper plane. Dan flew in the Basic class. Your plane does not have to be a 40% airplane, gas powered to come on out to an IMAC event to have fun.
Spencer Nordquist piloting his freestyle plane, with Bryant Mack as his spotter. Two of our younger competitors.
Chuck Pozanac mans the PVMAC tower which he monitors and carefully watches air traffic for full scale aircraft during our event.
Bernie Boland calling for Bill Adams in the Advanced class. Bernie has been a caller and pilot instructor for numerous Tucson Aerobatic Shootout Champions as in Ryan Archer, Cody McLean and Kyle Goodwine.
Kyle Goodwine on the ready flight line waiting to fly his first round of competition at this year's Prado IMAC event. Kyle flies a Dalton Extra 300ML which is powered by a DA200 and guided through the air with all JR radio equipment. Kyle is sponsored by Horizon Hobbies.
Any event could not be successful without great volunteers. Our score keepers from left to right, Margaret Szueber, Larry Roberts and Jeff Szueber Sr.
As Matt Szueber "Hawk" readies to fly, his brother Jeff Szueber will be calling for him in the unlimited class.