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  • Jim Hodgson
    Hi folks, As some of you know,last May the Quiet Airplane folks held their first ever reunion at the OBA Ready Room. That gathering recounted the exploits of
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2004
      Hi folks,
          As some of you know,last May the "Quiet Airplane" folks held their first ever reunion at the OBA Ready Room. That gathering recounted the exploits of the QT-2s and YO-3A quiet airplanes and their experiences at night observation missions in Vietnam.  The reunion and their gathering in our Ready Room are recounted in the October issue of Popular Science magazine.  Interesting story of some unique airplanes.
          Also, attached you will fins a press release for our OBA/FACM Forward Air Control Scale Model Contest and FAC Fly In, October 16th.  This event will benefit both OBA and FACM.  We hope to receive donated models for display when the FACM is built out.  It will also be an opportunity for folks to visit the OBA Ready Room and see presentations on the OV-10 and Forward Air Controllers.  We are anticipating several O-1s, an O-2 and other FAC airplanes.
          Come on out and enjoy the fun, or better yet, dust off your old model building skills and make an entry.
      Jim Hodgson

      Contact: Jerry Stephan

      OV-10 Bronco Association

      Phone 817.788.0695

      Fax  817.488.8170


      505 NW 38th Street

      Hangar 33s

      Fort Worth , TX 76106

      Phone 817.624.1935

      Fax  817.488.8170

      Scale Model Contest and Aircraft Fly-In

      Press Release

      “All FAC Scale Model Contest & Forward Air Control Aircraft Fly-In

      The OV-10 Bronco Association in will hold a scale model contest a vintage Forward Air Control Aircraft Fly-In in a day long event.

      Fort Worth, TX, September 29, 2004: On October 16th, vintage forward air control warbirds will fly in to Meacham Field for the First Annual “All Forward Air Controller (FAC)” Scale Model Contest presented by, the FAC Museum Modelers Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society of  Region 6.  The OV-10 Bronco Association and the Forward Air Controller’s Museum will sponsor this day long event.  Activities will begin at 9:00 AM and continue until 5:00 PM.  Refreshments and snacks will be served by Women In Aviation (WIA).  Admission is $5.00 for adults over 17, $1 for children 10-17.   All activities will be at the Vintage Flying Museum hangar at 505 NW 38th Street , Hangar 33s (big yellow building), at Meacham Field.  Donated models will go into the Forward Air Controller’s Museum collection.  Proceeds from this event will go to the OV-10 Bronco Association to help fund their community and preservation programs.

      Over 10 Forward Air Control aircraft from World War II to the Vietnam Era are planning to fly in for static displays and inspection.  Model and hobby vendors will also be on hand as well as tours of the VFM B-17 Flying Fortress.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

      Models may be entered by any interested individuals in either 1/48 or 1/72 scale of Forward Air Control (FAC) related air vessels from the Civil War through the Present.  A model entry fee of $2 for adults and $1 for children is required to exhibit a model. 

      Entries will be judged and first and second places prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 

      U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, Foreign Military, Judges Grand Award, Peoples Choice, Any Scale Aircraft Diorama (any scale), and Juniors (under 17).

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