Edward Sanchez’s EC145 took first in the Sport class. Watkins photo.
Top Gun participants and their aircraft: (L-R) Russell Matteini, Airwolf; Stan Kopreski, Bell Model 47; Jim Spice, CH- 53; Emile Sheriff, Bell Model 407;
Richard Schultz, Sikorsky s-62/U.S. Coast Guard HH- 52; Donnie Roberts, Bell Model 412; Mark Smith, Bell Model 206 JetRanger; Richard Gibson, Bell
Model 407; Edward Sanchez, EC145; and Peter Wales, Sea Sprite. Watkins photo.
World Championships. The helicopter
flightline was separate from the airplane
flightline, and the helicopter crowd was
well received by the airplane crowd.
Peter Wales’ Sea Sprite won the
Masters class; second place went to
Mark Smith (Bell Model 206 JetRanger);
and third place went to Richard Schultz
(Sikorsky S-62/US Coast Guard HH-
52). The Sport class was won by Edward
Sanchez (Eurocopter EC145); second
place went to Donnie Roberts (Bell
Model 412); and third place went to
Peter Wales (Starwood Lama).
In Team Scale, first place went to
Richard Gibson (Bell Model 407);
second place was won by Emile Sheriff
and Jim Spice (Bell Model 407); and
third place was won by Barry Speavy
and Stan Kopreski (Bell Model 47).
There was also a Critics’ Choice award
that went to Peter Wales for his amazing
Joe Nall 2016
Joe Nall Week is predominantly an
airplane event, but there are separate
flightlines for helicopters, and this year,
for FPV multirotors, too. While roughly
a dozen die-hard helicopter pilots were
at the flightline, most of the action was
taking place at the FPV flightline. Tim
King Jr. and crew did a great job on the
racecourse, and everything ran smoothly.
You never know whom you will
bump into at an event such as this,
and I was happy to see Nick Maxwell
and Bert Kammerer there. Both were
enjoying being slightly more incognito
than they are at an event that is solely
for helicopters, yet they were equally
gracious and hung out and talked with
the few helicopter pilots who were
there. Kyle Dahl was also there, putting
on great helicopter demonstrations
during noon shows at the main flightline.
Don’t forget to attend the 2016 Heli
Extravaganza, scheduled for September
22-25 at the Triple Tree Aerodrome,
to see some awesome helicopter
International Radio Controlled Helicopter
Joe Nall Week
Triple Tree Aerodrome
2016 Heli Extravaganza
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