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2019 - 55th Annual Hayward Air Rally - Course Information
The 2019 Hayward Air Rally was held May 16-19, 2019. The destination this year was Laughlin/Bullhead (IFP), Nevada.
Click on these links to download PDF versions of the final score sheets:
- Official Results -
Printable Score Sheet
- Official Results Color Coded
- Raw Score Results
- Searchable Online Results
- Special Awards
View the 2019 Picture Gallery
Congratulations to the 2019 winners:
Rod Fite and Hugh Gregg, Race 7 with 122 points.
Each of the Rally's two legs each include:
- 1 Start Point
- 3 Mandatory Checkpoints
- 1 Bonus Checkpoint
- 1 Timing Point
- 1 Stop Point
The checkpoints, and therefore the course, change every year. The required checkpoints which define the course are announced the day before the race (see the race schedule) at the briefing and are documented in the race book provided to each team. The exact course flown is chosen by the pilot of each aircraft. Remember, this is not a speed race, it is a proficiency event; accuracy counts.
So that prospective racers can get better idea of the materials provided during the briefing, a PDF copy of the 2019 Race Book is available for download here.
Checkpoints are to be overflown by race aircraft. Each checkpoint can be adequately identified from the air. The two timing points at Checkpoint Howie and Checkpoint Hallelujah are also overflown and race officials on the ground will record the time overhead the timing line. The answers to the 2019 checkpoint questions are here.
The 2019 course is described here to provide an example only, the 2020 course will be different, and will not be announced until shortly before the race during the briefings.
The 2019 course included the following checkpoints and stops:
- Hayward (HWD) - Race Starts
- Chapman Farms (67CA) - BONUS
- Eagle Field (CL01)
- Sequoia Field (D86)
- Mefford Field (TLR)
- Checkpoint Armstrong (N35º 37.034' N, 119º W21.033' @ L19) - Timing Line
- Bakersfield Meadows Field (BFL) - Landing, Fuel and Lunch
- Little Buttes Antique (1CL1)
- Brian Ranch (CL13) - BONUS
- Rest Area (N35º 02.00', W116º 28.20')
- Baker (0O2)
- Checkpoint Buzz (N35º 00.839' , W114º 02.30’) - Timing Line
- Laughlin/Bullhead (IFP) - Landing, Fuel, Race Ends
Approximate 2019 Race Course
This shows the actual GPS track data from most of the
airplanes. Not everyone flies the course in straight
Aerial Artwork. Race 73 had a little time to burn out in the desert. So, he decided to fly his race number - very impressive!
Before Cheating Checklist
Developed by one of our race crews, we are concerned that no one is using the Before Cheating Checklist. It might have worked better if they'd checked the last item on the list...