July 18-20, 2019 FAC Non-Nats, Geneseo, NY. Several Stealth Squadroneers and Glastonbury Aeromodellers attended this annual FAC meet to compete and renew old friendships with FACers who attended from around the country. We had a fabulous time and hope you can join us next year. Photos courtesy
Phil M and Tom N – THANKS! Click on thumbnail to view larger image and advance to next pic from there.
The Stealth Sqdn and Glastonbury Modeller clubsters at the Non-Nats. Steve, Chris, Rich, John, John and Tom. Claudette was busy keeping things running in the GHQ tent and is missing from this photo
FAC CinC Dave Mitchell presents an award from the Geneseo 2018 NATS to a Stealth Squadron member
Mike Kelly travelled from Texas to fly his Spitfire in FAC Scale at the Non-Nats. Mike won or placed in several events.
First Sortie/Heat of the WW1 Peanut Mass Launch Event
John Houck Jr and Sr flew their SE-5a in the WW1 Mass Launch event
Matt really got into the spirit of the event with his colorful headgear. He`s all business here helping Doug ready his Ansaldo SVA5 for the Mass Launch sortie.
Claudette helped run the WW1 Mass Launch event. Here she processes times following a sortie
Tom blew the motor in his Nieuport 17 in the first sortie of the Mass Launch. Better luck next time!
Flyers prepare for the next sortie…several local clubsters flew in this event
Chris helps John ready his Siemens-Schuckert model for a WW1 Peanut Mass Launch sortie
Clive helps Rich W prepare his Aviatik model for a sortie. This model went on to win the event, just edging out John Ks Schuckert.
Golf carts were a key model retrieval aid at the Non-Nats!
A human-powered model “chase” bike at Geneseo. This one is John Ks nifty folding bike – it easily fit into the back of his van.
B-17 Memphis Belle – yes the one from the movie – was on the airfield at Geneseo and Chris M arranged for flyers to tour the inside of the aircraft. What a thrill!
Memphis Belle “front office”
The wind blew hard on Saturday, the final day of the meet. Here Thayer ponders how he can use the golf cart as a rolling launch platform for his Embryo Endurance model…to help offset the wind at the critical moment of takeoff. It worked! …well sort of
March 24, 2019 Indoor Contest Penn Brook School, Georgetown MA. Photos courtesy
Peter Kirby and Tom N – THANKS! Click on thumbnail to view larger image and advance to next pic from there.
Rich Z’s dime scale Mechanics Flyabout model is built from the old pre-WW2 Paul K Guillow plan. It’s a great flyer.
George S and his beautiful, slow-flying, hand-carved prop-sporting, Pugnacious Pursuit Embryo Endurance model. Can you tell George is a musician?
Ray H waits until Rich Z’s Flyabout Dimer passes by before launching his Comet Phantom Flash stick model.
Steve E launches Hellcat at Georgetown 3/24 indoor meet as Rich Z mans the stopwatch.
William S’ Peerless Rearwin Speedster on landing approach.
Ray H walks to the flightline with his Pussycat Mass Launch model
Steve E readies his Pussycat “The Cow” for another mass launch heat
Ara D tested his excellent Bristol Scout from the Nassise plan
George S Mustang WW2 mass launch model cruises by
Tom N British Arial Torpedo (BAT) dime scale model from the Backstrom plan
Herb C’s Cessna Turbo profile scale model (NoCal) cruises by
William S Hawker Hurricane Dime Scale for the Battle of Britain event
Tom N Hurricane Battle of Britain entrant
Steve E flew his Comet Messerschmitt Me109 in the Battle of Britain event
William launches his Hurricane BoB model
Chris M helped Herb C trim out his new Whitehead twin Pioneer FAC Scale model. Model was built from Chris’ plan.
The gang confers on adjustments to be made to the Whitehead. Builder Herb C in center.
Rich and William ready to launch in one of the later GA ML heats.
William and Ara this time
William S’ Mustang flew in both WW2 mass launch and FAC Scale events
Rich’s Comet Spitfire and Tom’s Comet Hurricane collided in a Battle of Britain sortie. Hurricane hit the floor first – out!
Rich and Steve line up shoulder to shoulder for a late event sortie
Steve E’ Grumman Hellcat (Wingnut plan) being prepped to fly
The Red Baron’s Fokker Tripe provides close cover for Rich Z’s Halberstadt 2 seater
Get low to keep from hitting the ceiling in the final round!
Rich Z gets low to keep his Halberstadt WW1 mass launch model out of the solid overcast (eg gym rafters)
Pretty Halberstadt built from plans published in FAC News
Tom N tripe heads for the rafters in WW1 mass launch
George S launching his dime scale Comet Rearwin Speedster
Chris M’ Fok D-VII taxis at the end of another successful flight
More Pictures of Free Flight rubber models. Many photos taken at FAC NATS in Geneseo NY.