Jetero High Wing Hoe Down

Jetero High Wing Hoe Down

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It was a great day at the Jetero RC Club High Wing Hoe Down held at their field near Dayton, Texas, on June 26, 2021.
The weather was near perfect, the facilities and runway outstanding, lunch was very tasty, and it was well organized. A lot of people enjoyed the show with about 38 registered pilots and many fabulous airplanes. Take a look at the photos.
1. Jetero Club Officers L To R.
Hollis Gassen president, Michael Matherne treasurer, Tommy Matherne V.P., secretary Ron Roland not shown. The beautiful 40% Hempell L-4 is owned by Finnis Hopson.
2. Winner of the drawing:
Mark Kramer from Katy won the Rans S-20 Raven 20 cc
3. The very large Super Cub is a tow plane piloted by Steve Coppin. The sail plane it towed is a KA8B flown by Dave Redsun.
4. A view of some of the planes and very nice facilities at the Jetero field.
5.Tommy Matherne assembling his Rans S-20 Raven 20cc.
Congratulations to the Jetero RC Club for hosting such a fine event.

War Birds Over Texas City Fun Fly and Swap Meet

War Birds Over Texas City Fun Fly and Swap Meet

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What a great time we had at the War Birds Over Texas City and Swap Meet on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at their field in Dickinson, Texas. They have great facilities with a new club house and restrooms, extended shade area, improved pilot stations, and wonderful runways. There was an awesome lunch prepared and served in the club house by President John Decker and his wife Heather Jean. (see photo). There were about 23 registered pilots who brought outstanding war birds and put on quite a show. The Pilot’s Choice for Best WWII aircraft went to Brian Keith Fontenot for his P-40 in Russian color scheme. Pilot’s Choice for Most Scale Warbird was won by Michael Laible and his magnificent B-24 J. (see photo with Pat Patterson and his WWII Jeep in the background). Note the photo showing the Texas City RC Club officers L to R.
Todd Nolte treasurer, Keith Boydston member at large, Michael Johncock secretary, Tim Holmes V.P., Rollin Gardener member at large, John Decker president.
See photo with Mike Laible preparing his B-24 J for flight with helpers Jay Fewless (L) and Russell Bear (R).
Thanks to the Texas City RC Club for providing such an enjoyable time for all.

Guymon Fun Fly

Sorry for the late post… Technical issues!! A wrong turn in the middle of the Oklahoma Panhandle brought some history to the Guymon Fun Fly in September. A cold front and high winds on Sunday did not keep 12 pilots from showing up ready to tear up the skies at Guymon Flying Tigers RC Club. There was a wide variety of planes and a really neat jet. The club had several awesome raffles such as P-51, Super Tiger and a Chipmunk.Lunch was an out of this world hamburger, french fries and homemade cobbler.
The maintenance crew for the Commemorative Airforce’s B-17G,“Texas Raiders” that is stationed out of Conroe Texas. Took a wrong turn and made a memorable visit to Lear Field.One of the guys, Paul Bienvenu, The Woodlands TX, saw the P-51 that was one of our three Fun Fly pilots’ drawings, fell in love with it, and registered.Sunday came with good news that Paul had won the P-51.The P-51 will escort the Texas Raiders B-17G from here to El Reno Ok via being in the tail section of the B-17G.