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The Bayou City Flyers of Houston held their War Bird Rally at Scobee field on July 14 and 15, 2023. The 40 pilots that signed up entered some excellent airplanes to fly. Note the photo of the T-33 Turbine Jet. It is owned by Teddy Wang who is from Taiwan and his plane has the markings of the Taiwanese Air Force.
Then, there is the photo of Randy Knopf with his B-2 Spirit Bomber which was very impressive in the sky. He was also awarded the trophy for Best Electric. As for GIANT SCALE, see the photo of Jim McWilliams with his 60 percent NE1 Hemple Cub. Quite a sight to see both on the ground and in the air. He was awarded the trophies for Best Cub and Best of Show.
Also, see the photo of the trophy winners who are listed here L to R.
1. Best Electric: V-2 Bomber, Randy Knopf
2. Best Jet: Tom Kelly
3. Best Multi-Engine and Best Bomber: B-24, Mike Laible
4. Best Axis War Bird: Zero, Iqbal Singh
5. Albert Thibodeaux
6. Best Smoke Hole: Surya Saravan
7. Best Cub and Best of Show: 60 percent NE1 Cub,Jim McWilliams
8. Best Pre-WWII: PT—19, Jim Fuller
9. Lifetime Achievement, Cub Killer: Greg Yancy
10. Fastest WWII Airframe: Kevin Peevy (not shown)
All this, together with the excellent lunch, outstanding raffle items, free shaved ice, and lots of fellowship made this a great event.
Congratulations to President Keith Ratliff and his crew for organizing and hosting this highly successful War Bird Rally.