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NMAI Challenge Trophy.

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To give pilots a bit of a reason to "get up and go somewhere" the NMAI have decided to award an annual shield, this will be awarded on different merits, however one of the criteria will be the pilots ability to get the "NMAI challenge trophy". Full details on this and how the competition will be run is available HERE.

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''Drat and double drat'', as Dick Dasterdly used to say. My plans to steal the NMAI cup were foiled this morning. I arrived to the airfield at 08.15, beautiful still morning, sun was just rising into a clear blue sky, I grabbed the two Jerry cans and headed to the petrol station. On the return at 08.30 I was in another world, a damp dreary foggy world, WTF, don't panic I said, the sun will soon burn that off. 4 hours later I had a beautiful Skyranger which was waxed and polished to within an inch of it's life. Fog fog fog everywhere, I am now fully fueled and ready to go, but will have to wait till next weekend. Keep that cup on ice, I'm coming to take it home.

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"NMAI challenge trophy" I believe has been captured and moved to Crossmolina in Co. Mayo. Michael Tolan has it, but not for long.
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It went walkabout (or is that flyabout :?:) again today 28/01/11.
Now at Tibonine in Co.Roscommon. See NMAI site for details.
Be a bit of raiding over this weekend I would think :!: :lol:

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Hi Jon.
Any chance of awarding the points on distance travelled, number of rescues,Number of airfields visited etc. The amount of time its held for should not be considered a factor.
This was pointed out to me today when i expressed my intention of rescuing the cup and lodging it in SC'c new field in mullingar.
120 metres long with a 12 foot vertical drop at each end. :shock:
We could have confined the event to Land Africa pilots. :twisted:
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Hi Padraig,

I dont think its restricted to Land Africas, thinks theres a Tommy there already!! Don't think I'll try to repeat it though!!!

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Higgie wrote:Hi Jon.
Any chance of awarding the points on distance travelled, number of rescues,Number of airfields visited etc. The amount of time its held for should not be considered a factor.
This was pointed out to me today when i expressed my intention of rescuing the cup and lodging it in SC'c new field in mullingar.
120 metres long with a 12 foot vertical drop at each end. :shock:
We could have confined the event to Land Africa pilots. :twisted:
Just a thought
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Absolutely Padraig, will look at other ways of scoring it, initially thought about the amount of days held, now added distance travelled (return trip - straight line), FIR boundary crossing gains extra points, 2 stroke 3-axis and flex wing points x 1.25, paramotors have their points doubled.... anything else we can score this on?

120 metres is capable in a multitude of stuff....... once :!:

**UPDATE**
Sunday 30th, cup raided from Carrickmore by Damien Minnock..... she a going south?
Details on NMAI site.

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The NMAI Challenge Trophy will be brilliant craic over the Spring , Summer and beyond. I picked it up and so far it still resides at our strip. Details , co-ordinates and photo's of my raid last Sunday are on the NMAI Forum.

Who will be brave enough to steal it next?
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Despite weather most foul, wind most challenging, mud most sticky, marauders arrived today from the west and made away with the cup.
Don't fill it too full, I'll doubt you'll get time to drink it.
Back in Tibohine
Photos to follow
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NMAI cup Wrestled away from Tibohine Airfield today by Mark Dwyer.
Due to be delivered to Dalys field in Tullamore.
Transit stop at Limetree Airfield enroute.
Couldn't figure why the lads in ECW were laughing so much over the radio as they were departing.
Returned to EEH to continue our journey. There was the cup, GONE!!!. :cry:
Bloody Walkinstown Cowboys!!
At least they probably won't burn it out when they are finished with it.
Cup now in Rathvilly, Carlow.
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Thanks Raven912 & Higgie for a fantastic days flying. The NMAI Challenge Cup is a great idea, and a fantastic way to get people out flying. On a Thursday afternoon in the middle of February there were four seperate attempts on the cup, incredible! For anyone who hasnt made an attempt on it, I'd highly recommend it.

There really is a fantastic community of aviators out there. We flew to four strips yesterday, three were new to me and we received such a warm and friendly welcome from all of them. Thanks guys :D

Here are some of the photos...


The Raid from Frenchpark
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The Robbery from Limetree
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Its madder than a mad thing going mad !!
On the move again.
Details on NMAI Trophy site HERE

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The Cup was captured today in Carrickmore, Omagh by William Flood & Joe McDermott of FII/Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers in a raid which originated in Milltownpass & routed via Enniskillen.

Richard Skelton kept a tight hold on it until he had a go at flying William's Cessna 180, N180WJ. :lol:

Our thanks to Carol for the mugs of tea & biscuits.

The Cup then went on to perform an aerial tour of:

Donaghmore
Tullyallen
Dungannon
Carrickmacross - Landed
Adamstown Drumcar
Collon
Cartown
Laytown
Kilineer
Dowth Hall
Steven Donoghues
Navan - Landed, offered tea & bicies by Trevor but end of VFR beckened
Ballyboy

Before finally settling at the Oasis. N 53 37.234, W 007 36.622 - field is 531m orientated 15/33. Call ahead subject to rule 7, 24hr rule...... ;-) The cup is in the pub and there is €10 for two pints in the bag. Call ahead to the pub and let them know you are coming, ask for Mrs Slowey the owner on 044-93 57490 or 087-997 2614. Cup landed there at 17:00 today - photos to follow. Don't overfly the horses if you can at all avoid it.

Cup may take part in the survey flying of "Aviators Guide to Ireland" currently being produced.

Go get it !



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A few more photos from todays grab :
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Last few photos for now :
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