Certain jet events just seem to
"click". The location, the facility, the time of the year, the
loyal attendees, and of course, in the case of the "Liberty Bell",
we have Cindy and Mike Lesher's dedication that ensures the success
of the event. It is always a fun and rewarding trip for BVM.
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and Mike take a moment to show off their new "Sundowner" F-4 from Skymaster.
A few successful flights preceded the event. All of this detail work
is from the factory.
helps Mike with the organization and lends his piloting skills with test
hops on new jets. As with all BVM Reps. this courtesy now extends to
Skymaster product line. Joe's custom painted single pilot Ultra is an
exceptional example of craftsmanship.
Mike Cramer gave special decorative treatment to his
Electra and it looks great
in the air.
Bandits were popular at Liberty Bell
Delmoral is very busy flying UAV missions but did fine time to join us at
the Deck Airport and enjoy his Bandit ARF. This Diamond Back scheme is
Balsa Bandit is in its fifth year of success and participation at Liberty
Bell. The "Shrike" missiles are a nice touch.
Patrick Holowesko joined us on Sunday and got some very successful flights
on this multi-colored Bandit ARF. Patrick is a grandnephew of B.V..
reestablished the KingCat's preeminence as king of "turn around" jet
aerobatics. His JetCat P-160SX powered machine coupled with his
piloting skills were inspiring to all.
Joe Rafalowski and Andy Finizio campaigned these fine examples of the
majestry of the F-100. Both are covered with Flight-Metal and are
P-160 powered. For those that came to see scale jets fly - they saw
Dave Malchione Jr. and Dustin entertained the spectators flying
duel routines with these ultimate performance machines.
The BVM demo
Falcon logged several flights at Liberty Bell. Shared stick time was
Bob Neal with his S.M. Sabre
Skymaster jets are popular in the Northeast and BVM's involvement is
enhancing the success of this product line.
Pete, Dave Jr., and Dave share the joys of jet flying and the camaraderie of
the jet-togethers. They bring a trailer full of BVM stuff and some "foamies"
and its non stop flying.
Part of the BVM Road Show
The #1 jet puppy "Peanut" patiently awaits at the flight station while B.V.
prepares the EVF4010 powered Electra. We like to demonstrate the
practicality of this simple and cost efficient system. With the 10s
ThunderPower 40c batteries, most observers think it is 12s powered.
With the help of our crew members, Chris Keene and Patrick Grindstaff, I
managed 9 flights in one day. Thanks guys!