Photos by Bruce Patton
Bruce just finished flying at the 1999 Avenal Spring contest. He ended up third in the 15 meter class. This is a handicapped contest. Bruce won one day at handicapped 55 mph vrs a Ventus at 53 and a bunch of ASW-20s at much less. Bruce states that the handicap for the '20 is dead wrong and the one for the '18 is too good.
The winglets are new, and make a major difference in thermals. The aircraft is very stable now, vrs the first 1000 hours of falling in and out.