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Written by MA Staff.
Photos by Jon Barnes.
Read the entire feature in the February 2014 issue of
Model Aviation.


Throughout the United States and Canada, Scale pilots competed to earn a spot to fly at 34th U.S. Scale Masters Championship. After countless hours of building and flying, pilots who earned the right to participate at the U.S. Scale Masters Championship descended upon Davis CA during October 10-13, 2013.

The 40-year-old Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers club proudly hosted the event on the club's new flying site: the Burgdorf-Henderson Field. The airfield is one of the newest sites on the West Coast with acres of unrestricted airspace and asphalt and grass runways.


2013 U.S. Scale Masters Champion


Congratulations to Tom Wolf who walked away with the title of 2013 U.S. Scale Masters Grand Champion with his D.H. Mosquito FB.VI. Tom joins the ranks of the top pilots of the past 34 years.



2013 Championship Final Scores

Place Name From Aircraft TotalStatic Avg Of Total
Flight
Score Total
1 Tom
Wolf   
Goleta, CA DeHavilland Mosquito
FB VI
98.75 96.33 195.08
2 Gus
Stutsman   
Cloverdale, CA Eindecker E111 98.25 94.92 193.17
3 John
Cole   
Peoria, AZ de Havilland DH-1a 99.75 92.58 192.33
4 Chris
Wolfe   
San Diego, CA Dassault Mirage IIIRS 98.75 92.92 191.67
5 Jeff
Lovitt   
Davis, CA Lockheed T-33A 98.50 92.58 191.08
6 Mike
Brewer   
Astoria, OR Ercoupe 98.75 90.17 188.92
7 Brad
Osborne   
San Pedro, CA Boeing PT-17 97.50 91.00 188.50
8 Tim
Cardin   
Redwood Valley, CA UC-43 Staggerwing
BeechCraft
97.25 90.75 188.00
9 Edward
Becker   
livermore, CA Supermarine Spitfire
Mk. XIVc
93.25 93.42 186.67
10 C.
David Pippen   
Albany, CA Hanriot HD-1 98.50 87.92 186.42
11 Randy
Smithhisler   
Edgewood, WA Piper J4 Cub Coupe 93.50 90.83 184.33
12 Gene
LaFond   
Wenatchee, WA DGA "Pete" 94.00 89.33 183.33
13 John
Geyer   
 Phoenix, AZ Church Midwing 98.75 70.33 169.08
14 Dave
Lovitt   
Willits, CA Bellanca SuperViking 98.75 67.75 166.50
15 Ward
Emigh   
Bothell, WA Fairchild PT-23 99.00 44.00 143.00
16 Larry
Sutherland   
Prather, CA Beechcraft t-34B 97.00 3.33 100.33
17 Jack
Diaz Sr   
Miami, FL Fouga Magister 99.75 0.00 99.75
18 Paul
Haynes   
Redmond, OR Nieuport 28 98.00 0.00 98.00

Team 6 entries

Place Name From Aircraft Total Static Avg Of Total
Flight
Score Total
1 Will
Holderness   Tim Albright
,  Nieuport 28 97.00 95.92 192.92
2 Bill
Adams   Wayne Frederick
Mesa, AZ Fokker D VIII 98.50 92.58 191.08
3 Curtis
Kitteringham   Ron Peterka
Escondido, CA Stinson SR-5 Reliant 98.25 92.42 190.67
4 Rick
Stucky   Roly Worsfold
East Wenatchee, WA J-3 Cub 93.25 97.25 190.50
5 Ken
Sciacca   Gus Stutsman
Ukiah, CA Nieuport 28 97.50 91.33 188.83
6 Mike
Ingram   Mike Brewer
Caldwell, ID Stinson V-77 97.00 90.33 187.33

Advanced Class 11 entries

Place Name From Aircraft TotalStatic Avg Of Total
Flight
Score Total
1 Rod Snyder    Piney Flats, TN F-100D Super Sabre 98.25 92.50 190.75
2 Jack G Diaz    Berkley, CA F100-F 91.50 94.67 186.17
3 Curtis
Kitteringham   
Escondido, CA Waco 10 95.50 89.17 184.67
4 Austin Goodwin    Mesa, AZ Fairchild PT-19A 93.50 89.92 183.42
5 Randy Warkentin    San Carlos, Ca F6F-3 Hellcat 89.00 92.75 181.75
6 Duane Kaasa    Leavenworth, WA Nieuport 28 97.50 84.00 181.50
7 Mike Ingram    Caldwell, ID Chipmunk 91.75 87.92 179.67
8 Bob Frey    Phoenix, AZ P-47 88.25 91.00 179.25
9 Mel Santmyers    Beaumont, CA Piper Cub 92.75 85.83 178.58
10 Michael Peck    Phoenix, AZ CA-18 Mustang 89.25 88.33 177.58
11 Bruce Landsman    San Benito, Tx P-47D Thunderbolt 89.75 82.75 172.50

ProAm/Pro 18 entries

Place Name From Aircraft TotalStatic Avg Of Total
Flight
Score Total
1 Jack
G Diaz   
Berkley, CA MIG 16 30.00 97.17 127.17
2 Bill
Adams   
Mesa, AZ Fokker D VII 30.00 95.75 125.75
3 Anthony
Ogle   
Richmond, NSW RV-4 30.00 95.58 125.58
4 Cole
Thornton   
Clarkdale, AZ P-47 Thunderbolt 30.00 95.17 125.17
5 Jack
Diaz Sr   
Miami, FL BVM Fury 30.00 94.67 124.67
6 Edward
Becker   
livermore, CA Messerschmitt bf109g 30.00 94.58 124.58
7 Lynsel
Miller   
Milpitas, CA Bristol F2B 30.00 90.92 120.92
8 T.
Doug Stewart   
Cashmere, WA C-3 Aeronca 30.00 89.58 119.58
9 Dave
Lloyd   
Oak Hills, CA Ryan STA 30.00 89.25 119.25
10 Roly
Worsfold   
Kamloops, BC DHC-1 DeHaviland
Chipmunk
30.00 89.08 119.08
11 Michael
Peck   
Phoenix, AZ J-3 Piper Cub 30.00 87.92 117.92
12 Ken
Thornton   
Clarkdale, AZ P-47 Thunderbolt 30.00 86.67 116.67
13 Earl
Aune Jr   
Vancouver, WA P-47D Thunderbolt 30.00 86.17 116.17
14 Dan
Sciacca   
redwood valley, CA SE5A 30.00 82.08 112.08
15 Larry
Shepard   
Paradise, CA Fokker D VII 30.00 53.17 83.17
16 Mike
Ingram   
Caldwell, ID Hawker Seafury 30.00 26.58 56.58
17 Jeff
Whitney   
Castro Valley, CA Kawasaki KI-61 Hein 30.00 24.17 54.17
18 Rick
Stucky   
East Wenatchee, WA PT22 Ryan 30.00 7.50 37.50

ProAm/Sportsman 8 entries

Place Name From Aircraft TotalStatic Avg Of Total
Flight
Score Total
1 Derek Micko    Phoenix, AZ ME-262 25.00 90.17 115.17
2 David Lloyd    Oak Hills, CA SpaceWalker 25.00 88.00 113.00
3 Dylan Baltazar    Petaluma, CA Republic P-47D-1 25.00 86.17 111.17
4 Carl E. Lindou    Perris, CA P-47 Thunderbolt 25.00 84.33 109.33
5 Del Herring    Wenatchee, WA Cub 25.00 84.25 109.25
6 Chester Moore    Winetchee, WA J-3 Cub 25.00 83.25 108.25
7 Virgil Johnson    E. Wenatchee, WA Taylorcraft 25.00 82.58 107.58
8 Sam Wright    Rancho Santa
Margarita, CA
Van's RV-8a 25.00 73.67 98.67

U.S. Scale Masters Champions

1980-Grand Champion-Kent Walters
1980-1st Place Precision-Earl Thompson
1981-Grand Champion-Tom Cook
1980-1st Place Precision-Bob Underwood
1982-Kent Walters
1983-Tom Cook
1984-Tom Cook
1985-Kent Walters
1986-Ramon Torres
1987-Ramon Torres
1988-Bob Fiorenzi
1989-Bob Violett
1990-Charlie Chambers
1991-Diego Lopez
1992-Terry Nitsch
1993-Dennis Crooks
1994-Terry Nitsch
1995-Terry Nitsch
1996-Garland Hamilton
1997-Eugene Job
1998-Terry Nitsch
1999-Greg Hahn
2000-Terry Nitsch
2001-Jeremy Fursman
2002-Kent Walters
2003-David Hayes
2004-Terry Nitsch
2005-David Hayes
2006-Dennis Crooks
2007-Dennis Crooks
2008-Dennis Crooks
2009-Jeremy Fursman
2010-David Johnson
2011-Jay Steward
2012-Scott Harris
2013-Tom Wolf


Event Photos






5 comments

Wondeful photos! Makes me want to head home right now and hit the man cave for some building.

My Father Earl Thompson Won the very first Masters Competition and I was surprised to see his name was not on the list. Can this please be looked into and possibly changed. He flew a Focke Wolf 44J placing First. He passed away this past summer and I (and my family) would love to see his name placed with all these "great" modelers/past Masters Winners! Thank You! Marty Thompson

Hi Marty-

Earl did win under the category of 1st Place Precision in 1980 - an amazing feat! While the list we featured only shows the "Grand Champions," we'll be happy to post and celebrate Earl's category as well which existed in 1980 and 1981.

Thanks!

Marty
On the home page of the USSMA there is a member feature page, if you would please do a write up of your dad, history, back ground. Send that to me, I will have it added to our site. We would be proud to have the bio on our web site.
Curtis Kitteringham
West Coast Vice Chairman

great event a lot of great flying!!

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