Members and Their Planes

This page is for posting recent pictures of BCF members and their planes.

Members wishing to have photos posted should provide their digital images to the webmaster. Please use the "Contact us" form to make arrangements.

Or, if you are at the Area 52 field and see Giovanni, ask him to take pictures of your plane, yourself, or whatever else you would like to see posted on the website. If he has his camera with him that day, he will be glad to make you the star!

 


Ted Kemp and his electric Carbon-z Cub:

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Don Mriscin and his PT biplane:

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Steven Swahn and his Extreme Flight Extra 300 aerobatic plane, powered by DA-60 engine:

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Ron Czikowsky and his EF Extra 300 aerobatic plane:

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Joe Barzyz and his electric ducted-fan Navy jet:

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Bill McCallie and his japanese Zero fighter plane:

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.....and his F6F Hellcat:

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....and his Spitfire fighter plane:

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..... and his WACO SRE (and buddy Gordon):

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..... and his newest Hawker Tempest warbird:

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..... and his newest Corsair warbird:

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Gordon McLean and his P51 Mustang "Old Crow":

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Bruce Baltera and his 40% CARF Extra 260 aerobatic plane, powered by a GP-176 engine:

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Dan Eastburn and his P47 fighter plane "TarHeel Hal":

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.... and his Extra 300 LX aerobatic plane:

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Dennis DeWeese and his restored Skyraider fighter plane:

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Greg Baggerly and his 40%+ Carden Extra aerobatic plane, powered by a ZDZ 200 engine:

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..... and his newest Extra 300 aerobatic plane:

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Dan Sharp and his CARF Super Extra aerobatic plane:

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Jason (Dan Sharp's guest) and his 46-size Extra:

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Lou Smith and his P-41 Warhawk fighter plane:

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Joe Denicola and his mistery fighter plane:

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Werner Keil and his Yak-54 aerobatic plane:

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Mike Sperato and his Aeroworks Extra 300 aerobatic plane:

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Eduardo and Ana sent the "thank you" message below to the Club on May 30, 2015, with beautiful pictures of their award-winning P-47 warbird.

"We arrived safe in Brazil.

I am sending these photos to our club in appreciation for the great support that we have being receiving during our practice flights to Top Gun. We finished in 3rd place in PRO PROP Category.

Please pass them along to Bruce Baltera our President.

Thank you very much and see you in September.

Eduardo & Ana"

P47 CARF

Moki 250cc for power, solo propeller, landing gear by Sierra Giant, finished with Epoxy Klascote

Wingspan 110” Weight 63 pounds

The model was assembled by Dennis DeWeese, also member of Bay City Flyers.

Photography by David Hart:

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In November 2015, Eduardo sent the following photos, with this message to the Club:

"I am passing the photos of our victory at the 2015 Scale Masters Championship, I finished in first place in the PRO AM PRO category, among 14 competitors. I was proud to represent Bay City Flyers.  I want to say thank you again for the great hospitality that myself and Ana always have in the club.

See you guys again in February.

Eduardo & Ana"

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Mike Diesu and the newest addition to his hangar: a sailplane, scratch built, including drawing the plans. Approximate 8 foot wing span, powered by a Himax motor #3516-1350, controlled by a 75 amps Castle Creation ESC and a Futaba R617FS Fasst receiver. Prop size 9-5 (folding prop). Covered in ultracote.

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The following photo shows Mike's second Gentle Lady. In Mike's words: "I scratched built my first Gentle Lady in 2008 and experienced approximately 800 learning and enjoyable flights. This Gentle Lady I constructed from a kit purchased at a swap meet about a year ago for $20.00. It was not complete and required some scratch building. Constructed of balsa wood, plywood and covered with ultracote. Powered by a Himax brushless motor with an 11-8 folding prop.  Hitex  HS-55 servos control the rudder and elevator, signals are received through a Futaba R617FS receiver and a Phoenix Lite 50 Castle ESC and powered by a three cell 11.1 volt 2200 mAh Turnigy battery."

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Giovanni Recchia and his aerobatic plane, a 3DHS 108" Extra 330 LT, powered by a GP-123 twin-cylinder gas engine. Photography by Bill Cessna.

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Jim Slaughter and his Warbird airplanes.

The light colored biplane is a Maxford USA 20% scale SPAD XVIII, powered by a CCRC-Pro 26cc engine and controlled with a Futaba radio. The black and white triplane is a Balsa USA 25% scale Fokker DR1, powered by a Zenoah G-26 engine and controlled with a Futaba radio. Photography by Roger Cherry.

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Below are photos of Jim's Fokker DVII World War I airplane and BF-109 World War II airplane:

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Roger Cherry and buddy Ron Haynes, with their almost twin Telemasters:

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Dick Kosby getting his Giant U-Can-Do 3D aerobatic plane ready for flight, with help from Werner Kiel:

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Bob Mann and his 122"wingspan Edge 540 aerobatic plane, powered by a DLE 170 gas engine:

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John Hartley and his DC-3 twin-engine military transport plane. Built by Larry Utt, from a Top Flight kit, the model uses two Turnigy G34 Motors, two 60 A Speed Controllers, and Robart landing gear:

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Frank Tiano and his newest models, a US P-47 and a Japanese Zero:

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Brandell Quinta and his P-40 Warhawk:

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Vince Russo and his P-47 and Spitfire warbirds:

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Chip Greene and his Grumman F7F Tigercat:

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