ANS Annual Convention

American Navion Society Annual Convention Report


SNAG was well represented again this year at the ANS annual convention held at Boerne, Texas.  Those of you who could not get there were sorely missed.  Everyone enjoyed a great time again this year.  The event was dominated by SNAG again this year.  The weather was warm and, we worked our flying events around the weather.  The Speed contest was held Wednesdaye afternoon due to low ceilings on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  The Efficiency and Proficiency events were flown on Friday morning as one flight and scored separately.  Everybody received a score in both events.


This year's convention began on Sunday but some of us arrived on Saturday to relax and look around. Our flying activities began on Wednesday afternoon.


Sunday evening we had our traditional welcoming pizza party.  On Tuesday and Wednesday we were privileged to have a guided tour of the privately held Lewis Air Legends Museum at San Antonio.  This museum is the home of P-38 "Glacier Girl" as well as two Grumman Tiger Cats and other warbirds.  Evenings were filled with social gatherings and fellowship among members. On Thursday we toured the Alamo and San Antonio. 

Congratulations to SNAG members participating in the flying competition events at the 2018 ANS Annual Convention. Our combined efforts resulted in SNAG winning the ANS Challenge Cup for our 14th consecutive year!  Former SNAG President Mitch Midyet should be very proud.


Winners in the flying events are:


ALL OUT SPEED EVENT                Chapter                                  Speed (from standing start to flying finish)


310 HP Rusty Herrington                 SNAG                                    188.18 MPH

300 HP


1st      Greg Young                          SNAG                                      182.73 MPH

2nd     Bruce Herrington                   SNAG                                     176.05 MPH


295L Reid Lohman                          IV                                            168.12 MPH


285 HP

1st       Rick Mills                              SNAG                                     182.10 MPH

2nd      Bobby Herrington                  SNAG                                     179.27 MPH





Rick Mills                                         SNAG                                    


EFFICIENCY CONTEST                                                              Score (High wins)


1st        Rusty Herrington                   SNAG                                     49.08

2nd       Bobby Herrington                  SNAG                                     41.88

3rd       Jeff Davis                               SNAG                                     39.73

            Greg Young                           SNAG                                     39.02

            Bruce Herrington                   SNAG                                       34.79

            Rick Mills                               SNAG                                      34.66

           Ed Fitzgerald                            SNAG                                     28.41

           Phil Finet                                MIDWEST                                25.38         


PROFICIENCY CONTEST                                                         Score (Low wins)


1st       Ed Fitzgerald                       SNAG                                        385

2nd      Jeff Davis                             SNAG                                        705

3rd      Phil Finet                               MIDWEST                               1345

           Rick Mills                              SNAG                                      1355

           Bruce Herrington                   SNAG                                       2080

           Bobby Herrington                  SNAG                                       3425

           Greg Young                           SNAG                                       6860

           Rusty Herrington                    SNAG                                     11275


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