First In Flight Jet Rally Wilson North Carolina

01 Jun 2017 10:42 PM | Steven

This past week ( Memorial Day Week )  I had the pleasure to attend First In Flight Jet Rally in Wilson North Carolina. This was my second time participating in this event and I must say that it is a classy well organized Jet event! The event is coordinated by Mr. Larry Lewis and hosted at the Wilson Industrial Air Center Airport ยท Wilson, NC. A big thanks to Larry Lewis and his crew of volunteers! Also thanks to the City of Wilson for hosting this great event! Although the weather was a little iffy on Wednesday and Thursday it turned out to be a fabulous week of flying and fellowship!


This event had some of the best RC Jet pilots in this country flying some of the most beautiful scale and non-scale jets that you've ever seen! Mr. Frank Alverez brought with him his beautiful Skymaster BAE Hawk and his Swedish Saab 35 Draken. The Saab 35 Draken was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. Photos in my gallery.


District 1 was also well represented with myself (Steven Goler), John and Michelle Almeida, and Larry Roper of Boomerang RC Jets. (http://www.boomerang-rc-jets.com/ ) Larry flew a prototype airplane that is called the Baby Turbinator. If flew with a Swiwin 60 that puts out 14 lbs of thrust and moved this plane very fast!! Photos in my gallery also.


We saw Jim Brown with his Nicely painted T-ONE Models jet and it flew great. Jim is from Canada and makes it to almost every big jet event in the USA from East Coast to West Coast! Jim is always accompanied by his lovely wife Ann. In this hobby you get to meet people from literally all over the world sometimes!


Well as the week ended and I was on my way home it was nice to see a bridge in Connecticut all lit up in Red, White, and Blue to Honor those that made the ultimate Sacrificed to this Nation! Humbling and gave me goosebumps!


Time to recharge the batteries and get ready for our own Jet Rally at Plum Island Airport RC Club AMA # 5198. This event will be held June 14th thru the 18th. Father's Day week at Plum Island Airport. This is a great event that is not as busy as some of the bigger venues but we still draw a decent amount of pilots from the East Coast! If you are not doing anything any of those days come on up and enjoy the smell of kero burning from our mini turbines and watch some of great flying!


It's All About The Hobby!!

Comments

  • 04 Jun 2017 1:08 AM | Daren (Administrator)
    Great report Steve. Looks like I missed a good one. Maybe next year. Thanks for all you do for the hobby.
    Daren
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