Tore Paulsen Memorial Pattern Contest

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We had an informal gathering of pilots to fly, have fun and informally compete in a vintage pattern meet at Jarlsberg airport. The name honors the Norwegian pattern icon Tore Paulsen. I came 5th with my Curare. Enjoy the pictures here.

3 Comments

  1. Kris Geldof
    Posted December 31, 2015 at 09:05 | Permalink

    Hi Jon, we have been in touch before about some plans ( and we exchanged some plans). I was just looking at the pictures of the Tore Paulsen memorial flight, and I like that red pattern plane with the Tore Paulsen type exhaust system ( I am building such exhaust systems still from time to time, and was in touch with Tore about that many years ago). What type of plane is that? Is it Tore’s?

    Best regards, and happy holidays

    Kris

  2. Thore Thoresen
    Posted January 7, 2016 at 13:17 | Permalink

    Kris,
    is that the fixed gear taildragger you’re referring to? If so, it’s a design I made back in the early 80’s called the Specter 4. I flew it in competition for a while, and also built a few of them for my buddies, one of them for Tore J, as seen in the pictures. I think this is the only surviving one? Tore Paulsen was a friend for as long as I can remember, and probably my greatest mentor ever. I basically grew in his workshop. I’m still close to his family. I own an RV-6 together with his son, Dag Henning, who also flew and did well in F3A back in the 70’s and 80’s. He still has one of Tore’s Spitfires, and I’m about to start building one myself. Great time back then….

    Cheers,

    Thore Thoresen

  3. Jon Gunnar Wold
    Posted January 7, 2016 at 13:20 | Permalink

    Hi, sorry I forgot to reply to this one but Thankfully Thore did, he is correct of course, it’s his own design! And Tore Jemtegaard, the pilot in the picture, is using a home built Tore Paulsen tuned Muffler.

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