C/L Stunt and Semi-stunt Competition
Windmill Cup was first held in 1983. The name Windmill Cup
refers to the nearby giant size windmill (Biggest in the world
at the time !), which was then only recently erected. The
competition was held in early June every year until 2002,
with the sad exception of 1986, when too few competitors
signed up. (The fact that Lars Roos, local C/L Stunt champion
and head man for the arrangements, had just bought his house,
did also have an impact on this....)
Ove Andersson, VFK, has won the most times (9!), followed by
Erik Björnwall, Ronneby (2) , with Lars Roos, TMFK, Alf
Eskilsson and Stefan Lagerqvist, KBA, and Stefan Ekström
winning one year each.
There is only
lubricant that really counts...
Windmill Cup was almost alwyas blessed with flyable weather,
except during the 1990 competition , when winds were very
strong, even by local standards. (This is windmill country!).
All participants still flew their planes, of course, and all
the other competitions have been "stunt heaven"
All competitors and staff were treated to a Swedish
Smorgasboard in the open at competition half-time, a tradition
much appreciated by all. Coffea, sandwiches, ham, fat
sausages, cheese...... Aah!
The full-size windmill is no more, having been disassembled after twelve years
of service (having been a huge research project ), but
the stunt flying tradition was upheld under the same name -
there are plenty of other windmills in our neighbourhood !
Lars Roos´ "Pattern Master 96"
(N.B. Not all of them in English..)