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Old Oct 30, 2012, 08:59 PM
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Our Fotog (Mike) captured some great images! Thanks for sharing!

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Old Oct 31, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Pictures from Todays flying....

Well, I finally reached the big 1000 flights on my B-17! It looks a little worse for the wear, but it's still flying well. It's made it through several brownouts, two mid-airs, several ground accidents, and numerous dings and dents from loading in and out of my car for the last year and a half. But I have had more fun with this plane than just about any other "toy" I've ever owned.

Thanks to Mike for capturing these pictures....you really know how to capture some great candid photos!!!
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 08:49 PM
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1000!

So did you go back this afternoon for the last 6? Awesome!

I hope that means you'll let me help you with a big "1000" graphic for the bottom of the bird.

Congrats again and so well done on getting a real phenomenon going. So next we'll roll "Big Jolt" style.

Cheers,

Scott
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 11:25 AM
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"BIG JOLT" All Electric Event at Prado....

The "Award Winning, World Famous, Apollo Field War-birds" made another appearance this weekend. This time, at the All Electric Fun Fly (aka "BIG JOLT") in Chino, CA.

Here are some pictures from the event for those that didn't get a chance to join in on the fun. Once again, the PVMAC put on a great event! The weather was absolutely perfect all day....not a enough wind to move a feather, calm, clear, cool, and gorgeous fall weather.

Present at the event were Evelyn, Tony, Brent, Scott, Jim, and Paul.

We collected another award, too! Second Place for the best war-bird performance.

Thanks again to all of you that attended and help make the group so much fun.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 04:17 PM
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"Wings Over Wendy's" meeting.....

We had a great visit to the "Wings Over Wendy's" veterans this morning. Al Olivari was in attendance and we presented him with the picture that we had taken with him at the Apollo Field RC Park in September. What a humble man. A true hero, as are all of the "Wings Over Wendy's" veterans.

We met Al when he happened to be down at the RC park when the Apollo Field B-17 Squadron was out in force. Al spent the better part of an hour answering our questions and telling us stories about life on-board the Flying Fortress during WWII. He's 94 years young, and doesn't look a day over 65!!

Thanks to Paul, Joe, Corey, and Brent, who all came out to represent the Squadron and to say thank-you to Al for his service to our country. With Veterans Day just around the corner, I can't think of a better way to celebrate it than attending a "Wings Over Wendy's" meeting and supporting our local Veterans.

Enjoy the pictures:
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Awesome Jim! Thank you for sharing this touching story but more importantly, thank you for supporting our veterans!

Best Regards,
Tony
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Apollo Field Squadron at West Coast Big Jolt

Here's photos taken on Saturday, 3 Nov 2012 of the Apollo Field Squadron at the West Coast Big Jolt Electric RC Event. All flying photos were taken by my daughter Evelyn.

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Old Nov 06, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Photos taken Sunday, 28 Oct 2012

Here's photos taken on 28 Oct 2012 at the Apollo Field. Many of the pilots made it to the field before sunrise. A fun day!

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Old Nov 06, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Awesome shots, Tony. I didn't realize that Scott had such amazing "Disco Moves"....John Travolta.....watch out!

Too funny! Good times, though.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 04:14 PM
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man i wish i could be on your squad... Best wishes from NJ

that looks like a lot of fun no and no cocky people around!
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Blinkguy-We wish you could be here with us. We have a great group of supportive pilots in the Squadron and we have a great time together.

All the best,
Tony
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:53 PM
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great people, great weather all year around. great planes... what else can somebody ask?

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Old Dec 05, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Here's some more photos of the Squadron....

I just received an email from my friend Ken Simmons who took these photos of some of the Squadron planes flying down at Apollo Field in Encino, CA. I'll post them here so that the rest of the Squadron can enjoy them.

(5 of the last 6 photos were taken by Mike today, with the last and final picture taken by Paul...of his brand new silver Liberty Belle B-17, which he maidened this afternoon.)

Thanks Ken!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Squadron featured in Electric Flight Magazine

While visiting our local hobby shop, my daughter discovered the Apollo B-17 Squadron on pages 50-51 in the March 2013 issue which just hit the shelves. John Reid wrote a story on the West Coast Big Jolt Event held last month and included an inset piece on the B-17 Squadron. Sure love the photo of the Squadron pilots flying together.

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Pictures of our 2012 Holiday Sortie!

The Apollo field Squadron was out in force again on Saturday...celebrating the Holidays with a 2012 end-of-the-year sortie.

We had a great turnout with eight B-17's, 2x ME 262, Mustangs, Focke wolfe's and many others....

And of course, there was Scott doing his best to be the "life of the party"!

Enjoy....
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