Florida Jets Special Award Winners & Sponsors

Mar 05, 2012 1 Comment by

Hosted by Frank Tiano in Lakeland, Florida, the Florida Jets event just took place this past weekend. We want to give a big Model Airplane News shout out to all the special award winners at this the largest All-Jet event in the country.  We would also like to give a special congratulations to a couple winners of Model Airplane News sponsored awards.

Flying his impressive McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Rei Gonzalez took home the “Best Electric Jet” award. (Photo by David Hart)

 

The Winner of the coveted “Critics Choice Award” was Graeme Mears for his amazing Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. Both awards were sponsored by Model Airplane News. Congratulations go out to them and all the other talented award winners.

 

Award                                                      Sponsor               Modeler                                 Aircraft

Best Military Jet    Runner-up          ZAP GLUE            Peter Goldsmith                   Hawk

Best Military Jet                                   HORIZON HOBBY  Jorge Escalona                  Mig-29

Best Sport Jet Runner-up                 FLY RC                    Franco DiMauro                 Ultra Bandit

Best Sport Jet                                       JETCAT USA          Scott Marr                             Shock wave

Best Civilian Jet                                   SPEKTRUM            Gabriel Toro                       Viper Jet

Best Electric Jet                                  MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS  Rei Gonzalez      F-4

Best Sport Jet Performance           JET CENTRAL                David Shulman          Shockwave

Best Scale Jet Performance           DREAM WORKS RC   Dustin Buescher           Cougar

Best Foamy Jet Performance       SHULMAN AVIATION  David Payne            Mig-15

Best Electric Jet Performance      ELECTRIC FLIGHT    Tommy Wood              F-4

Best Multi Jet Performance           RC JET INTERNATIONAL    Greg Foushi     A-10

Best Craftsmanship                           BVM            Graeme Mears                                 T-33

Engineering Excellence                 DAVINCI MACH’ING   Ryan Haldenwanger  ME-262

Most Outstanding Jet Flight        FUTABA       Ali Machinchy                               T-33

Special Recognition                        JETCAT USA     Randy Clark                             Hawk

Special Recognition                        FLYING MODELS   Chuck  Storrie                 A-10

Special Recognition                        HOBBICO      Pablo Fernandez                        Hawk

Special Recognition                        LAKELAND AIRPORT   Jack Diaz                  F-100

Special Recognition                        JR RADIO          Marco Mascia                        Hawk

Special Recognition                        RC PILOT MAG   Alberto Enriquez              Tutor

Critics Choice Runner-up            FTE                             Peter Goldsmith               Hawk

Critics Choice                                    ZAP GLUE  &  MAN    Graeme Mears           T-33

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Model Airplane News,  Zap Glue

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS:

FTE Inc., JR DSM, RC Jet International, Futaba, DaVinci Machining, Shulman Aviation, Scott Marr Enterprises, JetCat USA

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Bob Violett Models, FLYRC, Dream Works RC, Skymaster, Gyro Hobbies, Jet Central, Flying Models Magazine, Lakeland Airport

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One Response to “Florida Jets Special Award Winners & Sponsors”

  1. High Nitro says:

    The T-33 was best in show, no doubt, both in the air and on the ground. MAN chose a winner! –Tony

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