The May meeting will be held Sat. 5/18 at Eagle Field
|2010 All Scale Fly Inn|
|Written by Ed Kettler|
|Sunday, 17 October 2010 19:47|
The All Scale Fun Fly on October 16th was a big success, with 29 pilots and about 70 planes representing the wide range of aviation history from World War I to the present. The field was in great shape, thank to Bob Dane and crew, and when I drove in at dawn there was a spooky Halloween ground fog that had settled in the low areas. Once the sun came up, the fog rapidly dissipated and the infield was soon filled with planes, shade tents and excited pilots and crews. A slight breeze from the south kept folks cool. There is an article in RCGroups and I have an album uploaded in Snapfish with lots of great pictures. We had a good mix of planes, but the ever popular warbirds of WW2 dominated the skies most of the day. We had four P-47 Thunderbolts up, followed by four P-51s.
The stars of the show were Brett Bowling and Gary Mills flying the B-17s, and they were declared the Pilots’ Choice winners. Alan Bucker’s Sopwith won Best Biplane, Jim Ellis won Best Warbird for his 1/5th scale P-51, David Schaeffer won Best Jet with his EDF Hawker Hunter, and Bill Holland won Best Civilian for his awesome Spirit of Saint Louis. Bill has a voice clip from the Jimmy Stewart movie where he yells “Which way is Ireland?” at a startled fisherman.
Special thanks go out the Jacque Parker, Morgan Murphy, Charles Shafer, Greg Pulcini and Billy Slater for helping me run the show all day. Dr. Bruce Lakatos brought his “A game” for the food, and everybody went home with a smile and a full tummy.
Thanks to everybody who came out and enjoyed this wonderful day of flying!
|Last Updated on Saturday, 23 October 2010 16:55|