Suggestions to Preston Briggs
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This year, the team trials (picking the US team for the world champs) was scheduled in Muncie, just before the Nats. Ken Burdick and Mike Willcox sent along these pictures.
The winners were
Mike Willcox, David Owen, Mark Rudner, Ron Columbo, and Holden Hill
Pat Willcox was the CD
The Minors (Andy and Cary) with Mike Willcox
Ron Columbo and Henry Nelson
Ron Columbo and crew
David Owen, Tom, and Mike Willcox
Jeff Rein and Steve Smith
Roy Glenn and Andrew Nadien
Darrin Albert and Pat Willcox (Pat's apparently trying to compensate for Mike's new diagonal picture style).
Pat writes that the picture with Darrin was taken during a test session at about 10pm, July 4th. Apparently their noise blended right in with the fireworks, rain, and lightening. They finally quit flying about midnight. Jet lag is a terrible thing.
Does anyone have more fun than Pat?
At the end of flying Sunday night just before huge storm hits. Pat is explaining what all the different scenarios that can happen the next morning to finalize the last two team positions. Mark already was on the team at this time.
Notice the edge of the storm cloud!