The 12 O’ Clock High RC Warbird is another great event brought to us by Frank Tiano for aircraft that were flown in the timeframe between 1914 and 1954. The event is not a competition but one of the best fly ins at one of the best flying facilities there is. A great event that every warbird pilot can enjoy. From December 8 – 10 the flying went from 8:30am till 5:30pm daily.
(above) Bob Curry and his beautiful P-47 Thunderbolt were typical of pilots and planes at this successful first time event!
The Paradise Field location near Lakeland Linder airport has a beautifully cared for their new 800x 75 foot grass runway. Add to this a Pilot Party and Special Awards and you got a great time for anyone with a military aircraft point of view. Watch for a full report by MAN Contributor Rich Uravitch in the April issue of MAN coming soon.
Winners of Special Awards
AWARD SPONSORED BY WINNER PLANE
Best WW1 Glenn Torrance Models Randy Williams Morane Saulnier A-1
Best Pre WW2 Horizon Hobby Curtis Switzer Curtiss B-2
Best WW2 DaVinci Machining Frank Tiano P-47 “Blonde Angel”
Best Post WW2 Nick Ziroli Plans Tom Smith Hawker Sea Fury
Best Multi-Engine FTE Pedro Sanchez Mitchell B-25
Best Jet Dream Works RC Ryan Haldenwanger Me-262
Best Craftsmanship ZAP Glue Bob Violett T-33
Most Realistic Flight Model Airplane News Dino DiGiorgio P-47 Thunderbolt
Best “Dogfighter” Fly RC Dave Barry SE-5A
Fly Girls Favorite Fly Girls Greg Foushi LA-7
Critics Choice Horizon Hobby & FTE Scott Prossen P-47 “Raid Hot Mama”