News and Updates
May-08-2021
ACCEPTING BIRDS NOW THRU SEP 3

The last few requested birds will go out on Monday ~!

 

We are NOW accepting Birds through September 3 for the next series.

120-145-180-250-330 mile series in February/March 2022 (Salome, Bouse - Arizona; Vidal , Amboy, Daggett - California)

Perch Fees - $80 per bird or  ($75 each 10 or more) at working man's prices

Entry fees - $325 per bird due 10 days before Final (which means you get to see your birds race a few races BEFORE having to get in the entry fees).

Our training regimen is thorough - birds MUST be routing several hours and loft flying (unforced) BEFORE training, and gets the birds in condition to fly several hours on the wing in several races BEOFRE payment is due, we also train between races (which is a rare phenomena these days) ~!

Best of luck -

May-06-2021

We shipped out 12 boxes of birds - brand new boxes with clean bedding.

All checks have been written and addressed and to be mailed today.

We have ordered the engravings for the trophies for the 1st in the clock in each of the races - they will be mailed out as soon as we receive. Please send a picture of yourself with your trophy - will add you to the photo section of the website.

If any other birds return that you asked us to keep an eye for - will notify you ~!

 

Check us out for the next series flying West towards Daggett California - several birds already in the loft. It is a great race course - 

Also if you like me to fly birds in our local Arizona Federation vs 58 or so flyers - I have space on my team for $75 perch fee. Breeder owns bird at end of series. YOu may also enter the various small money races available.

May-03-2021

Birds and Payouts will start going out tomorrow ~!

 

If you want your birds returned, we will deduct from your winnings or please send $70 per box of 2; additional $10 each.

Paypal: stephenfurlonge@yahoo.com; Zelle: 4802154255

 

Please send a W-9 if you do not have one on file with us for any winnings over $600.

Text 480-215-4255 or email : stephenfurlonge@yahoo.com

 

You may leave your birds here to fly in our next Old Bird series at no charge - the direction will be NorthWest from 125 - 540 miles.

 

Payouts

 

ACD Final (1st drop and then clocking order): There were 2 birds on the 1st drop 13,000/2 = 6500 each

1. 8000

2. 5000

3. 4000

4. 2500

5. 2000

6. 1000

7. 800

8. 700

9. 600

10. 600

11. 500

12. 500

13. 300

14. 300

 

ACD 250

1. 300

2. 300

3. 300

4 - 7. Free Perch

 

Avg Speed

1. 4000

2. 3000

3. 2000

4. 1000

5. 500

 

May-01-2021

Congrats to the 1st drop today with PENA Loft 1st in the clock and APC Loft - no strangers to the winning circle and adding another win to their winning 2020-21 portfolio ~! These birds flew into challenging heat conditions today from 88-92 degrees which proved to be the dominant factor over the 10-15 mph SE tailwinds. 19 athletes made it on the day - we expect to see many more in the morning due to their conditioning.

Congrats to Fanway Family Loft for a super series and taking 1st Champion Bird. Fanway Loft was also 1st in the clock on the opening race - beautiful trophies will be engraved with the specifics and sent to all our 1st in the clock winners this season.

It was a very long day on multiple fronts- more updates tomorrow - will have all the videos archived on our youtube channel~!

Super congrats to all the winners this season ~!

Apr-28-2021

FInal Race is Friday - which seems to be the best day of getting birds in race time.

Friday - 96 degrees and light SSE winds

Saturday > 100 degrees and 10-15 SW winds

Sunday - 99 degrees and  SSW 20 mph winds

Monday - 89 and W 18 mph winds.

Apr-28-2021

Avg Speed

1. 4000

2. 3000

3. 2000

4. 1000

5. 500

 

ACD Final (1st drop and then clocking order)

1. 8000

2. 5000

3. 4000

4. 2500

5. 2000

6. 1000

7. 800

8. 700

9. 600

10. 600

11. 500

12. 500

13. 300

14. 300

 

ACD 250

1. 300

2. 300

3. 300

4 - 7. Free Perch

Apr-27-2021
OPPORTUNITY

Due to sending out most our 2021 youngsters for races. We have limited spaces open on our local racing team.

For a $75 perch fee, we will fly your birds in our local Arizona Federation 2021 youngbird season as part of our team- birds must arrive by May 28 as the Federation starts in October and training starts in September. You can also enter the small money races that are available. Breeder owns bird at end of aeason~!

The birds will fly on our tough northwest course against a projected 56 flyers from 125 to 358 miles. Send tougher birds. - we have won 3 Federation races this season, lost the tough 500 mile race by 28 seconds last week,  won 1 Average Speed and 2 Champion Loft, 3 Champion Bird.... the birds will be trained as we always do 3 times per week between races, and a weekly Saturday 100 mile toss for the birds that dont go to the race.

Apr-27-2021
RAIN - RAIN - RAIN

Rained out today - will loft fly once the rains clear ~! Birds locked out today until lunch time to putter around for the last time...

Two more final tosses for the season and that will close the series on training ~!

Closely Monitoring the heat and winds this weekend.......

Payouts posted by Wedesday  - top 10% of birds going to the Final will pay 14 positiions and 5 positions Average Speed.

Apr-24-2021

Right at sunrise, 46 degrees and fairly calm - birds took off immediately. About halfway thru, they picked up on those tailwinds. The birds came in high like dots (video uploading shortly on youtube channel). On arrival winds were steady at 10-15 SE with the flags straight out and 80 to 85 degrees. At 1 pm we have hit 88 degrees degree mark but still periods of gusts and winds.

Congrats to the first drop with many birds on the same millisecond - 1st bird on the sheet gets a nice trophy with all the engraved specifics - congrats to Pegasus Loft. Any one of those 40+ birds could have rushed in first as you will see on the video.

An easier challenge than we initially thought when we saw the 91 degree forecast high - but this will prepare them for the always gruelling final at 348 miles on a day like today with possibly >90 degrees for a high. It's not over until that final race - things usually turn upside down on the Final - the leaderboard has been shifting every week ~! We will pick the best day - Saturday forecast 100, Sunday 89, Monday 83 - at this point its most likely Sunday ~!

 

Apr-23-2021

For tomorrow schedule race, we are Monitoring the heat factor for Saturday's 90 degree weather but with light tailwinds.

Monday 79 for a high and Tuesday 74 for a high but the tradeoff is crosswinds... will decide this evening.

basketing list will be up after dark if we decide to proceed ~~!

4 birds not accounted for yet; 1 bird MIA for the ACD230; 1 bird removed for injury

Payout posted for Final and Average Speed as soon as bank says checks are all good ~!
1st 3 birds in clock for ACD250 - $300 each; Birds 4-7 Free Perch