Azza Stevens’ green Rebel Pro was
easy to see in the air. The JetCat P-180-
powered model earned third place in
the Individual Freestyle class.
Scott Geller’s 1: 5.5-scale Mibo A- 10
Warthog weighs 55 pounds. This stunning
aircraft has a 118-inch wingspan.
Sebastiano Silvestri flew his Sebart Avanti XL
with smoke on during the Individual Freestyle
competition. His outstanding performance
earned the top score in that class.
for a jet Pattern event is to participate in
regular Pattern events, or at least to go
and watch for a day. He suggested asking
pilots questions (but not while they’re
in the ready-box to fly) and questioning
anything that you don’t understand.
Check out the National Society of Radio
Controlled Aerobatics (NSRCA) website
for information that could easily translate
into jet Pattern flying.
Carlos Silva earned the top score in
the Electric Jet class and Jose Melendes
earned the top score in the Aerobat Intro
The afternoon was filled with music,
multicolor smoke trails, skywritten hearts,
formation flying, and amazing talent.
Classes that were flown included Team
and Individual Freestyle Jet. Californians
Mike Adams and Ken McSpadden
(Team Viper) earned the top score in
the Aerobatic Team Freestyle and Italian
competitor Sebastiano Silvestri earned
the top score in the Individual Freestyle.
Sebastiano Silvestri is a 15-time Italian
champion and two-time World Cup F3A
champion. He flew some of the same
patterns in Red Flag that he flew in F3A.
It was great to see possible future pilots
involved. Pilot Boli Muentes’ daughter,
Marley, and pilot Jose Melendes’ daughter,
Jayleigh, have influence over their fathers’
respective pilot figures and color schemes.
“Major Marley” is the pilot figure in Boli’s
Scale F- 16, and Jayleigh convinced her
dad to use the Disney movie Frozen’s color
scheme on his pink Dolphin Sport jet with
“Anna” as the pilot.
Congratulations to Frank, Ray, and
everyone else who was involved for the
entertaining inaugural Red Flag RC Jet
Competition 2016. Red Flag 2017 is
planned for November 1-4, 2017.
For more information, visit Frank’s
website listed in the “Sources” section.
Red Flag/Frank Tiano Enterprises
Jet Pilots Organization
Pattern Score Board
27 Model Aviation JULY 2016