I have been taking a break lately from flying due to the fact that I crashed 4 planes in 4 weeks about 6 or 7 months back. I had a lot of friends call me and say you have to make the next electric meet, there is going to be a lot of cool events going on, so I figured I would check it out. It was a little overcast in the morning but it got very nice by the mid day! Tony Naccarato was running the event and it had a really good turn out! The best part of the day was all the pilots that brought their B17 Flying Fortress models to the field for a group fly event. Seeing all the B17's taxi out was a pretty cool site and the fact that they were all electric made it possible. Lets see you get that many Nitro motors running at one time LOL! I think there was 10 B17s in attendemce for a grand total of 40 motors! The next event was the giant scale 3D Combat model event that went over like a lead balloon due to model wing flexing problems LOL. The traditional F22 Raptor Combat flight had a bunch of entries. There was too many planes to count! Yet the carnage was kept to a minimum. I can't figure out why you can have that many planes in the air and rarely see a hit and then on the other hand have clear skies and 2 planes flying the pattern and have them hit each other almost every weekend, kinda funny actually! I shot videos of the main events and I am posting them below with some pictures.
|A very decent turn out at the Event and quite a few different airplanes!|
|There was a total of 10 B17 aircraft at the event and it was really cool to see them all fly!|
|Left to right, John Peters, Myself and Dave Dawson|
|Dave Dawson working on his Gee Bee with a Pratt-Whittney sound system.|
|The winner of the F22 Combat event and the first person to receive the New Black Sheep Squadron ACE T-shirt!|
Here are a few videos of the events!
The B17's Taxi out to the Runway!
The B17's take of and fly around the field. There was a total of 10 in the air at once!
Dave Dawson with his Gee Bee with electric Pratt-Whittney sound system!
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