As we approach the holidays and the Southwest Regional finals are right around the corner, I wanted to take a minute to recap the 2022 season and acknowledge some of the key participants that make the 2022 season possible.
- A big thanks to the RC clubs and BoDs that hosted contests in 2022... Hemet Model Masters, Desert Hawks RC Club, Chino Valley Flyers, Riverside RC Club, Florence Aero Modelers club, the Remote Possibilities RC Club and the Tuscon Radio Control club.
- A note of thanks to the Contest Directors and assistants that administrated the contests... Kim Quenette, AJ Jaffe, Dave White, Mark Dennis, Mike Hicks, Kevin Garland, Mike Croft, Dale Grant and so many others.
- The pilots and their families that participated

Not counting our regional finals and the Nats... we staged 16 contests in 2022. We average 15 pilots per contest with a high of 21 pilots and a low of 7 pilots. We added St. George Utah (Remote Possibilities RC Club) back to the Soutwest calendar and we picked up Kim Quenette as a contest director. AJ Jaffe was able to add a 2nd Bakersfield contest for the fall.

Looking forward to the 2023 season with Kevin Garland leading the Southwest Region as the new Regional Director!