About John Hoover

John has been building and flying model aircraft for more than three decades.

WE HAVE MOVED

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

 

  WE HAVE MOVED!

 

Flightline Hobby is excited to announce that we have moved to our new location in the:


SHOPS ON WALDON POND MALL

at:

 Flightline Hobby

3039 Baldwin Rd.

Lake Orion, MI 48359

248-814-8359

 

 

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Jet Jam 6

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The Jet Jamboree #6 is now in the history books.  We had a great time.  Good pilot turnout and excellent spectator attendance along with perfect weather (Maybe a bit hot 90+) made for a great day of flying.  Vic flew his turbine powered plane as a half time demonstration.  I did a quick interview about the model and Turbine related questions, seemed to go over pretty well with the crowd.  Lots of flying, the food was great at the Spitfire grill.  The runway looked perfect, the ground crew did an awesome job making the PMAC field look top notch.  If you missed the Jet Jamboree this year you should make an effort to come by next year.  It is worth the time spent.  John

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Pilots choice awards.  Flightline gift certificates sponsored by Flightline Hobbies.

1st Scott Taylor Scratch built Mig 29 Fulcrum

2nd Vic Kerster with his Turbine Jet Cat

3rd Steve Seltmann Motion Venom

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Awesome turbine sound.  Runs on diesel fuel.

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Mr 1st place Scott Taylor.  Awesome Scott!

 

Wing-It Results

Well this years “Wing-It” design contest was a success.  The participants very innovative approach to a common wing build your own body any tail concept, really impressed me.  The designs were greatly varied. It will be interesting later to see the flying side of the equation.  Stay tuned for a flyer listing the dates for the airborne contests.  We will be having 2 Fun Fly type events at PMAC field and Skymasters field this summer.  The results for the judging “Static” part of the contest:

Originality:

1st: Daryl Didyk / Swing Wing

2nd: Steve Kretchmer / Viper

3rd: Scott Taylor / OV-11

4th: Curt Spicer / Junkers J2

 

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The next class the pilots voted on was Fit and Finish.  There were many nice planes on display this evening.  It was hard to pic a winner:

1st: Steve Kretchmer / Viper

2nd: Curt Spicer / Junkers J2

3rd: (Tie) John Hoover / Victor & Jim Satawa T Sport

4th Barney Bauer / Trenton Terror

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Final Top 4 spots:

1st: Steve Kretchmer / Viper

2nd: Daryl Didyk / Swing Wing

3rd: Curt Spicer / Junkers J2

4th: Scott Taylor / OV-11

So pretty impressive field.  There was also a peoples choice which was basically the same at the pilots choice with Curt and Daryl switched.  My beautiful side kick helped with the refreshments :)

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There were other contestants of course that may have not been in the top but I felt they built pretty cool models too.

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Stay tuned for the flying portion of the event!

Good flights!

John

 

 

Rocket Man

Last evening Tracie and I had the opportunity to teach around 30 scouts from pack 185 to build model rockets,  We will launch them later (Raining).  It went pretty well.  All of the scouts finished their Estes Alpha III rockets from Flightline.  Some needed a fair amount of help some were pretty skilled and needed little..  The parents were super that showed up to help.  If these young folks represent our future, things will be just fine :)

Good flights!

John

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