Here are more photos from the 1959 Nats report that was published last month (August 1959). A couple of famous names appear: John Tatone, Walt Good, Russ Nichols. If you seen yourself or someone you know in any of the pictures here on AirplanesAndRockets.com, please send me a note and I'll add you to the caption.
Vintage Model Aviation News Bulletin Articles:
Here are the covers of all the vintage Model Aviation editions I have.
John Tatone, San Francisco, Calif., shown with his beautifully detailed Meyers MAC 145. His Tipsy Jr. earned a third place in CLFS event.
Two unidentified contestants prepare their Dynajet-powered model in the C/L jet event. We sure didn't envy them in that 96° California heat.
Two industrious young R/Cers shown making repairs to their model at the Nats. Apparently the wind was too strong for the small ship.
" ... y'mean all of you guys want to join the Navy ... ?" Seems like the younger set has the Navy outnumbered and bewildered at the Nats.
John C. Allen, Valley Stream, N. Y., prepares his seaplane for flight in the ROW event. Ship did not place in finals.
Nats Contest Manager Keith Storey shown receiving award from AMA President Walt Good. while Executive Director Russ Nichols (r) beams approval.
Posted April 3, 2012