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Coming in 2014:
In 2014, the Hayward Air Rally is going to Oshkosh!
For more information about this grand flying adventure, please click here. Preliminary hotel and lodging information is now available here.
Time Until The First Starting Flag for the 50th Annual Rally:
The 49th Annual
Hayward Air Rally
was successfully completed
June 20-22, 2013
Congratulations to Race 20, Dave Hindi and Jeff Zalewski, the 2013 winners with only 41 points.
This is Race 20's second Rally win, which vaults them into the Masters Class. Wow!!
The 2013 scoring results are now available.
Special 2013 Awards
|Performance Award||Race 11, Mitzi Saylor (again!)|
|Red Baron Award||Race 711, Ed Laskey and Karen Cheney|
|Worst Fuel Score||Race 711, Ed Laskey and Karen Cheney|
|Best Overall Time Score||Race 20, Dave Hindi and Jeff Zalewski (6 seconds total!)|
|Best Renter||Race 24, Tim Ronan|
|Worst Time Score||Race 14, Jim Agua|
|Tail End Charlie||Race 3, Dan VanDussen (2003 points)|
|Sightseeing (highest MSL)||Race 64, Tom Best|
|Most Lost (biggest distance to a checkpoint)||Race 75, Tim Huckabay (9.3683 nm away!)|
|Highest Altitude at Timing-1||Race 4, Jim Stimmel (1867' AGL)|
|Highest Altitude at Timing-2||Race 3, Dan VanDussen (1347' AGL)|
|Top Gun (highest % speed @ Timing)||Race 73, Sam Sun (127.54% of cruise)|
|Wright Flyer (lowest % speed @ Timing)||Race 15, Ken Dyche (33.3% of cruise)|
Time to start getting ready for the 50th Annual Hayward Rally in 2014. We are going from Hayward to Oshkosh!
Please use the links on the menu bar above to learn more about this annual event.
The annual Hayward Air Rally gives aviators a chance to test their flight planning, navigation and pilotage skills. The actual course is announced the day before the Rally during the briefings (the checkpoints change every year and the exact course flown is chosen by the pilot). The course consists of two legs, each up to 250 nautical miles:
- Hayward, California (HWD) to an intermediate refueling stop (RDD - Redding, California for 2011)
- The intermediate stop to the destination airport (BDN - Bend, Oregon for 2011)
Along the way there are several checkpoints which must be identified. Prior to departure from Hayward each pilot turns in estimates of their times and fuel consumption for each of the two legs.
Rally participants are scored on a combination of:
- Identifying Check Points
- Matching Predicted Time (to the second)
- Matching Predicted Fuel Used (to the tenth of a percent)
Penalty points are accumulated for misidentifying checkpoints (250 points each) and deviations from the time (1 or 3 points per second, depending on class of entry) and fuel estimates (3 points per 0.1% difference from estimated, with a 2x multiplier in the Digital Class). The lowest score wins, and our 2011 winner accrued just 64 points!
Sounds easy, doesn't it? Did we mention that for the Traditional Class, you may not use any of the following?
- Digital Fuel Flow Meter
Now does it sound a bit more challenging?