2017 Young Bird Schedule

We are flying with Louisville for the entire season in 2017. We will have an 8 race season. Shipping is on Friday nights for Saturday liberations.

Aug. 26, Franklin, Ky, 100 miles*

Sept. 2, Goodlettsville, Tn, 150 miles*

Sept. 9, Columbia, Tn, 200 miles*

Sept 16, Decatur, Al, 270 miles (Auction Race)*

Sept. 23, Franklin, Ky, 100 miles**

Sept. 30, Goodlettsville, Tn, 150 miles**

Oct. 7, Columbia, Tn, 200 miles**

Oct. 14, Arkadelphia, 300 miles**

 

*NKY and LKY liberated together

** NKY and LKY liberated separately.

2017 Summer Meeting on July 1

We will have our summer meeting on July 1 at noon, location TBD.

Agenda items include ordering Unikon bands, young bird race schedule, young bird liberator and more.

2017 Old Bird Results

Please click on a link below to view results from that race:

043017 Goodlettsville 175

050717 Columbia1_200

051317 Columbia2_200

052917Columbia3_200

060317Arkadelphia_300

061117Goodlettsville2_175

061617Hartselle_300

2017 Old Bird Avg Speed

2017 Old Bird Champion Bird

2017 Old Bird Champion Loft

2017 Old Bird Schedule and notes

**note** the schedule below has been adjusted due to weather. Please refer to the club communications for an accurate schedule.

After our Feb. 18 meeting, members voted on the following schedule for the 2017 Old Bird season.

We will hire the Louisville Club to haul our birds. Shipping is Friday night for Saturday races with exceptions on the 400 and 500.

4/22/2017       140   GOODLETTSVILLE
4/29/2017       140   GOODLETTSVILLE
5/6/2017         200   COLUMBIA
5/13/2017       200   COLUMBIA
5/20/2017       250   DECATUR
5/27/2017       300   ARKADELPHIA
6/3/2017         400   MONTGOMERY
6/4/2017         500   OZARK

THE 400 &500 WILL BE THE SAME WEEKEND. THE 400 LET OUT ON SATURDAY AND THE 500 ON SUNDAY.

Other notes:

  • The distances above are from the release station to Louisville and will be longer for Lex/NKY.
  • For this season only, the club voted to pay members $25 to take our birds to Louisville on shipping nights. Volunteers so far are David Stephenson, Gary Potts and Tony Horn. We are looking for more volunteers.
  • Shipping limit this season is 25 birds.
  • Cost for the season will be in the $50-$60 range PER FLYER depending on how many commit.
  • Our next meeting will be on March 25 at 5 p.m. We will collect race fees at this meeting so please be prepared to commit to flying the 2017 old bird season on this date and bring your fee money with you. Of course, if more people unexpectedly drop from flying, the costs will go up.
  • Young bird auctions will be held on shipping nights of April 29 and May 6. If you bring birds to the auction, you are responsible for the opening bid of $20.