The NFFS National Cup Competition
The National Cup (NC) for AMA Outdoor Free Flight and NFFS
Nostalgia is established by NFFS to promote national and international
competition in the Unites States, Canada and Mexico.
1. Annual Competitions. The NC Competitions shall be conducted within
2. NC Committee. A working Committee of NFFS members shall be appointed by
the NFFS District Vice Presidents to administer the NC program. Each NFFS
District shall be represented on the NC Committee as per current NFFS Committee
policy. A NFFS member at large shall be appointed to the Committee by the Vice
Presidents as Administrator and to maintain NC scores.
3. Designation of a free flight contest as a NC Competition:
4. Flier eligibility. Participation is open to all members of National
Aero Clubs (AMA, MAAC, etc). To compete in the U.S.A., international
participants must have AMA membership or valid reciprocity, including any
required liability protection. NFFS membership is encouraged for all
- Proposal. Contest organizers and CD’s
contact a NC Committee Member or the Administrator.
- Events. Contests may have AMA and
Nostalgia Events, or either AMA or Nostalgia events alone.
See paragraph "7." below for the list of official AMA and Nostalgia
- Entries. Non-restricted entry.
- Scope. Level AA, AAA, AAAA or AAAAA contest
and Category I, II or III site.
- Locations of contests: United States, Canada
- Endorsement. Sanction by the appropriate
National governing body (AMA; MAAC; etc).
- Rules. AMA Competition Regulations, Events
and Safety Code, and NFFS Nostalgia Rules and Events must be used at all
locations for the NC Events.
- Notices. List contest as a NC Competition in
Model Aviation Contest Calendar (required in 2001).
5. Participation at one or more sites. No limit on the number of
designated NC contests a flier may enter at one or more contest sites.
6. Age category for NC competition:
7. NC Categories and Individual Events (combined events do
not qualify for NC points):
- Senior / Open Combined (ages defined in AMA Rules). To acquire NC
points, Seniors must compete in Events combined with Open fliers, such as,
SR/Open or JR/SR/Open, but not JR/SR.
8. Points allocation to Event winners; bonus points; resolving tie scores at
contests; reporting of contest results; posting scores; scores counted;
resolving ties in final scores:
|A. AMA Power
||B. AMA Rubber
||C. AMA Glider
||D. NFFS Nostalgia
|a. ½ A (101)
|| a. P-30 (124)
||a. OHLG (140)
||a. ¼ A
|b. A (102)
||b. Moffett (128)
||b. OCG (142)
||b. ½ A
|c. B (103)
||c. Mulvihill (120)
|d. C (104)
|e. D (105)
||f. Early ½ A
9. NC Awards. Certificates for 1st through 5th
places will be presented to Event winners and the permanent National Cups to
the four overall Category winners for the previous year at the Annual NFFS
Banquet during the AMA USOC / NFFS Nostalgia Championships, July-August,
- Points allocation. Event winners must make at least 3 official flights
to receive NC points.
|a. 1st place 25 points
|b. 2nd place 20 points
|c. 3rd place 15 points
|d. 4th place 10 points
|e. 5th place 5 points
- Bonus points. Additional points shall be awarded to Event winners of 1st
through 5th places based on the total number of contestants in an
Event who make at least three official flights.
|a. 6 - 8 = 1 point
|b. 9 - 11 = 2 points
|c. 12 - 14 = 3 points
|d. 15 - 17 = 4 points
|e. 18 - = 5 points
- Resolving tied Event scores on the field. Tie scores at contests
should be settled by further flying, under the direction of the CD. Good
sportsmanship dictates that honest efforts to win must be exerted by each tied
flier. In such circumstances the CD may rule on the adequacy of the efforts by
the competitors, with no appeal allowed by the flier(s). If the ties remain
unbroken, each of the involved fliers will receive the next lowest score
possible. For example, if two remain tied for 1st place, each will
receive 20 points; if three tie for 1st place, each will receive 15
points; if four tie for 1st place, each will receive 10 points; if
two tie for 4th place, each will receive 5 points.
- Reporting of Event results by contest officials. To enable prompt NC
scoring, the CD’s at NC contests will report the Event winners of 1st
through 5th places and Event entry totals to the NC Administrator
using the Events Report Form within 31 days after the contest. See address
- Posting of NC Event scores. The ongoing Event
scores for individual modelers will be posted on the NFFS Web site and on
occasion in the Digest as currently as possible.
- Six highest Event scores counted. For each eligible flier, the 6
highest scores attained in a given NC Event during the year are counted for
the final total, but only 3 such scores for that Event may be counted from the
same flying site.
- Resolving ties in year-end NC Event scores. Any ties in year-end total
Event scores for 1st through 5th places are resolved by
counting the tied fliers’ best scores in that Event from a seventh NC
contest or additional contests, as necessary. If additional Event results are
available for one but not the other tied flier(s), the flier with the
available scores wins. If ties still persist, the winner is determined by the
highest sum of the Event flight times in the 6 contests (see F.).
- National Cups. The highest combined score for all of the Events within
each of the four Categories determine the winners of the respective National
Cups. Ties in the overall scores for a Category are resolved by multiplying
the tied fliers’ year-end scores for each of the Events in the Category by
the number of qualified entries in the respective Events and summing the
results; the highest number wins. If ties still persist, the winner is
determined by the highest combined flight time for all Events.
10. To obtain NC Rules, Event Report Forms and to propose a contest for the NC
Competition, contact your District Committee member or the Administrator:
N. East---Bob Sifleet RR 3,
Box 56, Glen Rock, PA 17327 717 235-2421 email@example.com
S. East –-Charles Caton 2488 Le
Ruth Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106 334 269-0672 firstname.lastname@example.org
Central--Bob Johannes 5117 Silver
Lake Dr, St Charles, MO 63304 314 441-3945 email@example.com
West------Bob Beecroft 3488 Linda Vista Terrace, Fallbrook, CA
92028 760 723-2499 firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin---Bob Perkins 2285 Pinebrook
Rd, Columbus, OH 43220 614 451-3558 email@example.com
Acknowledgement: The National Cup is modeled directly
after the highly successful America’s Cup. The NFFS acknowledges the advice
and support of the SCAT organization and members. (Rev. 1/21/00).