We were so busy prepping the BVM demo
jets and flying them, that time to take photos just slipped away.
Plus, the pit area and flight line area is crowded because of the
popularity of this event, it is difficult to ask a pilot to stop
what he is doing, put the hatches on the model, pose with a smile,
Here are some photos, we
will add to them as they become available.
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Arnett was always ready to go with any of 5 BVM Jets he
brought to FL Jets. We tried to keep track of who flew
the most. Gunrad might have edged him out with his
F-16 and F-22. Rich Uravitch covers these events for
sponsor Model Airplane News and captured
Greg's perfect setup for landing.
Bandit sports winglet tips that are a Tommy Wood's
innovation. Flies Great - Looks Great. Tim escaped the
cold Indiana weather to enjoy some Florida sun and
Scott Harris always brings a fleet.
This Skymaster Hawk was built using the BVM Success Pack
that enhances the product and eases the assembly. Scott
traveled from Nashville, Tennessee.
The "Georgia Jet"
guys always have fun. This gorgeous custom painted Ultra
Bandit is the work of Joe Rafalowski and Mike Pascoe
(driving the cart). Craig Gottschang is enjoying the
A matching BVM
Electra is seen in the Ga. Jets Tent.
Mike's E-Bandit is
also a custom scheme and is powered with an EVF 3 12S
9er. Everything is streamlined for a very efficient
The BVM 40' X 40'
trade booth was split about 50/50 for our flying demo
planes and the sales area.
This E-Bandit on
EVF 12S 9er power flew multiple times/day. BV's favorite
We impressed the
electric jet and turbine enthusiasts with this
E-Bandit in Navy Camo
scheme. It is powered by a prototype EVF~3~16S with 24#
Lbs of thrust. The powerplant has 40+ flights on it, the
airframe has at least 200.
Bill Freeland is
preparing his BVM F-16 in the General Dynamics scheme.
Bill says this scheme is easy to see against any sky
condition. Jason Bauer is assisting.
Two BVM F-16's are
parked on the pilots side of the fence. Dustin and
Jason Bauer flew these frequently.
BV's Cougar dubbed
"Triple Sticks" (because of number on the nose cone)
flew at least 3x daily. With the Cortex Gyro on
board, it handled the persistent crosswinds well.
scheme BVM F-16 is "loaded" with tanks and missiles.
owned and flown by Rei Gonzales.
Son, R.J. Gonzales
applied this custom pant scheme to a BVM
E-MiG on EVF
12S 9er power. R.J. makes it look great in the air.
Arnette's High-Viz "Navy / Marine Reserve" BVM Cougar is
captured in flight and taxing back from another
successful sortie. Flaps and speed brakes used for
landing, and the landing lights add to the realistic
Quero from Venezuela flew this early Bandit
It was a cool
morning, so Jeanette Ramos, Patty Generali, and Heather
Mercier kept warm with their BVM jackets.
again with BVM technicians, Casey Sanders and Kirby
Smith - they can fix almost anything.
This Ultra Bandit
was campaigned by Friedrick Mursch.
The BVM E-MiG-15
with EVF 12S 9er power was on display in the trade booth
in between flights.
Hughes' new custom scheme Cougar and Harley Condra's KingCat sit atop
BVM Jet Carriers.
a very busy time for flight crews and display / sales
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