Member's Aircraft Photos


 

 

Dave Hand with scratch built pusher jet-ish model. Yes, it flies.

 

 

 

Dan Troxell with one one his medium sized (7meter) gliders.

Glider towing at the GCF field every Tuesday.

 

 

Brian Davis loves the old time pattern ships.

This one a EU-1A with a Rossi .61 power and Futaba radio.

 

 

Brock Brown with his Yak 54 profile. DLE 20 engine and Spektrum radio.

 

 

John Stoney and his Maxford USA Spad. OS 1.20 four stroke, Futaba radio.

 

 

      

 

Jerry Davis' scratch built flying wing. Electric pusher.

This airplane is actually a 1939 free flight design.

It both flies under power and glides very well.

 

 

Tom Minger's 1/4 scale Stearman. 100" wing span; scratch built sorta. The

fiberglass fuse was bought at an RC auction over 30years ago. Covering is

Super Coverite painted with latex paint from Lowes. Power is a DLE 85cc engine.

Not quite finished at the time of this photo. Hopefully, maiden flight will be in 2017.

 

 

 

Rich Allred with one of his growing fleet of aircraft. Here shown enjoying another excellent January flying day.

 

 

Dick Belden with his scratch built vintage Bridi Dirty Birdy pattern ship.

Like all Bridi designs, it is a great flyer.

 

 

Dan Placido with his electric Ugly Stik.

 

Rich Martinez and Dave Hand getting ready to fly.....or BS; take your pick.

 

Dale Cantando with his Bf-109. Dale won the kit at the club Christmas Party. Great flying airplane.

 

Jesse Dorris with his electric clipped wing cub.

 

Greg Prindle and his electric Taylorcraft. As of this picture the airplane was brand new.

About ten minutes after this picture was the first flight where the airplane became debris.

 

 

This is Bill Boland, a long time Gold Country Flyers club member.

This photo was taken at the GCF  flying field in March, 2016;

just a few days before Bill's 90th birthday.

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Bill is also well know as a full scale air racer. Among titles to his credit:

Los Angeles National Air Races - 1966

In the Sport Biplane race, Bruce McIntyre (Pitts) won at 139.93 mph,

Sid White (Starduster) was second at 138.01 mph,

and Bill Boland (Mong) was third at 137.65 mph.

The 3rd National Championship Air Races, Reno - 1966

In the Sport Biplane Class, time trials were won by Bruce McIntyre in a Pitts Special at 151.26 mph,

followed by Bill Boland in a Mong at 151.01 mph, and Sid White in a Starduster at 146.34 mph.

The Cleveland National Air Races - 1967

In the Sport Biplane race, in the Finals, Mahoney won at 155.119 mph,

McIntyre was second at 154.493 mph, and Bill Boland was third at 151.108 mph.

The 4th National Championship Air Races, Reno - 1967

The Sport Biplane Class saw its biggest turn-out, with 19 airplanes.

Time trials were won by Bill Boland at 153.584 mph, second was Clem Fischer at 149.502 mph,

and third was Sid White at 148.760 mph. After many heat races,

the Championship Race produced a win for Boland at 151.643 mph,

a second place for White at 151.31 mph,

and a third place for McIntyre at 151.286 mph. Four of the six finalists flew Mong Sports.

The 6th National Championship Air Races, Reno - 1968

Nineteen Sport Biplanes qualified, with Dallas Christian at 178.51 mph and Bill Boland second at 174.19 mph.

Connie Marsh became the first woman to qualify in a previously men-only class.

In the Championship Race,

Christian broke "Skeeter" Royall’s seven-month old mark with an average of 184.02 mph,

to runner-up Boland’s 183.49 mph. Dave Forbes, in a modified Miniplane, was third at 159.29 mph.

 

Mike Belmont with his Phil Kraft original design Ugly Stik.

There has been a thousand iterations of the Ugly Stik, but this was the first one.

 

Manuel Pinheiro with his electrified Gentle Lady glider.

 

 

Ed Whittenburg with his Super Kaos old time pattern.

 

Tom Minger's Bell 206 helicopter. Miniature Aircraft .60 size mechanics inside.

 

Last but not least is the GCF's "RC". Not Radio Control, but our Resident Coyote. He showed up at the field early in the spring, a mere pup. Not afraid of airplanes (or people), he has found a permanent position of "RGT" (Resident Gopher Terminator)......

 




rev 2/20/2017