It’s been awhile. I was on my work computer the
other day & noticed that BV & just lately that your
mom “Pat” just past away… I’m so sorry to hear that.
They were both great people & for a time my second
parents. I dug up some old pics of some of my BVM
jets over the years while with BVM that you may like
The A-4 is what started it all off when I first met
BV & you in Maryland & I was stationed at the Wash.
Navy Yard. This was the back cover of “ Naval
Aviation News” (Feb 1980) with the photo of the
original “Last A-4” that I used for the markings.
There is my F-80 & the US team at the “1st World Jet
Masters”, Germany (1995). Next are my F-16, F-86 &
Aggressor II (1996-98). My T-2C (T-33) & Kent Nogy
(1992) Phoenix, AZ. My Aggressor I, Aggressor III
(this jet had the ducted fan speed record of 250 mph
at the “Jets over Puerto Rico” meet) & my Maverick.
There are 3 of my Aggressor III’s (1996-1998). My
Turbine Bandit with interchangeable straight & swept
dorsal fin (1999-2001), also my 1st original turbine
Bandit (Tamps Bay Air Show (1996). My original
turbine Bandit (Tampa Bay Air show) & more pics of
my A-4 (1986-1989). Last is my turbine T-33 at “Top
Gun” (1997/8). On the F-16 & F-86 pictures, I did
build (2) different F-86’s (1) FU 409 & (2) FU 423.
These were the first original camo F-86’s in this
color scheme. If you remember I always like to pick
special unique color schemes for my model aircraft.
If I remember right; my orange F-80C jet (BVM ducted
fan) achieved 1st place honors at the AMA
Nat’s, the Canadian Nat’s & the 1st World
Jet masters championships.
Hope all is going with you & the BVM crew. Can’t
believe that I’ve been working with MT Fish,
Wildlife & Parks 23 years; time does seem to fly by
(no pun intended). If any of the old BVM crew are
still around please tell them "Hi" for me & I miss
you all. Take care & God bless…
“Semper Fi” Ham
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