Early fall in rural
Pennsylvania on this former golf course
turf provides a perfect setting for maximum
enjoyment of our sport and an opportunity to
visit with our buddies in the Northeast. To be sure, this is farm
country, while we were careful to
clear the 7ft high corn on one end of the
field, the farm workers were beginning to
harvest the crop. The "Farview Flyers" are to be
commended for maintaining a near perfect
grass strip for jet operations.
Personally, I flew 8-9 EVF flights each day and still managed some photos
and an A-10 video. Dustin is always
busy helping other pilots with coaching and
test flights plus flying our company planes.
He logged 12-14 flights per day.
The Malchione family arranges our
accommodations at a hunting lodge just a few
miles from the field.
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Dustin assisted Marvin Washington on a few flights with his
new BVM Ultra Bandit. This is a factory scheme with a few custom
touches. The Ultra Bandit works well on just about any model grass
field. Tough landing gear and struts!
Alan D'Elena engaged Dan Davidson to apply this custom
Black Aggressor paint scheme to a BobCat. Dan is a great painter. Alan
does a great job flying his favorite BVM jet.
This large Skymaster Viper jet has been working
well for Dave McQueeny.
Guest of honor at the 2013 Hamburg Jet
Jamboree was Al DeGroote, Col. USAF Ret. Al flew most of the USAF's Fighter
Jets of the 1950-1970's era ranging from T-Birds to F-100's.
Al's book "An Aviator's Memoirs" is an excellent read. He captures
the time, culture, and state-of-the-art of those early years of jet fighter
Mike Cramer's Electra is going strong after 5 season's
of operating from the grassfield at Farview.
Besides the video flight, BV flew the EVF
power A-10 twice each day. It's a bit addictive.
Scott Geller with his Skymaster 1:6 scale Falcon with
"Tiger Meet" Livery.
Harold and brother James Little are big fans of BVM
EVF powered jets. Harold flew this 12s powered MiG-15 and EBandit and
a 10s powered Red Electra multiple times each day of the event. Not a
single issue with this grassfield operation.
George Haak is a real fan of Panther Jets. He told us at
least 3 times how pleased he is with this Skymaster version. George also volunteered his video skills and equipment to
capture our twin EVF A-10 In-Action. One flight, one continuous video with some on-screen
text was accomplished very efficiently. BVM posted it just a few days
after our return trip home.
Jet Jamboree contest director, Jim Ellis spent most of
his time making sure that the pilots enjoyed the event.
He did manage a few flights on his KingCat.
Experienced business managers make excellent contest directors.
Note: This KingCat was built in 2004 by Dustin. It
looks and flies as good as new. Jim is the third owner.
Bob Tursack applied a BVM "Wing Spar Strengthening"
upgrade to this Skymaster T-33. He enjoys it even more now in its 3rd
season of flying. Bob is very quiet about his support for this and
other events at Farview; we appreciate his enthusiasm.
Pennsylvania is home to the Dimaio family so Steve took a
few days leave from his USAF duties to visit and fly this BVM Bandit.
Steve is now a BVM Rep in North Dakota. He can help BVM/Skymaster
customers have success with BVM branded products.
Greg Wright attended many jet events in 2013
including the Hamburg affair. Here, his F-100 in SkyBlazer livery is
about to touch down after a formation flight with Dave Malchione Jr's
Greg Schock captured the EVF 14S powered MiG-15
ARF as it just clears the corn stalks on approach to landing. Dustin
or BV is on the sticks. We take turns on many BVM demo planes at all
The Malchione Clan: Dave
Sr., Pete, and Dave Jr.
They own and fly lots of BVM and
Some are shown below.
Dave & Pete with BVM Phantom
Dave Jr with Ultra Bandit
Phantom on slow fly by
Dave Jr with BVM F-100
Pete with BVM KingCat
The family Skymaster A-10 with twin P-100's
A relaxing evening at the lodge featured Gwen
Malchione and Peanut after a hard day's work as the flight line support
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