This partnership of Jim and Erik have clearly derfined parematers in that Jim takes care of the breeding and numerous tasks at the loft and Erik takes care of club attendances, training and taking the birds to the marking stations.

Jim and Erik mark their 2018 season by 'Ernie's Blue Star' winning 1st Open in the National Flying Club Tarbes race from France and were also 7th Open in the same race.

In the National Flying Club race from Sigogne in France they were 10th, 11th and 17th.