the Sikorsky Museum approximately
a year ago. “They really didn’t have
much from such an early aircraft, but
asked me to keep them posted on the
build,” he said. “From time to time
I would send them some progress
photos and last week I sent them
the photos from the WRAM Show.
“Well, I was told that they
forwarded the photos to Sergei
Sal also received a phone
call from the Sikorsky
Aircraft Corporation, and
was invited to meet Igor
Sikorsky’s sons—Igor Jr.,
Nicolai, and George—at the
Sikorsky Family Day at the
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
later this year.
“I’m thrilled [about the
Best in Show award] and I’m
so excited [about meeting
See Sal’s column in the October
2015 issue of Model Aviation for
background history about the Ilya
Hobby Shop Winner
Congratulations to J&C Hobbies,
located in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania!
The business was February’s monthly
winner and received $100.
Each month, all new AMA
members—including Adult, Senior,
Park Pilot, Three-Month Trial, and
Youth—will have one entry in a
drawing for $100 to be spent in the
store from which they purchased their
AMA membership. AMA will provide
the $100 to each store. These gift
certificates are not redeemable for cash.
Featured in the photo is Victor
Catalde, an AMA member.
For more information regarding
the AMA Hobby Shop Program,
please contact Erin Dobbs at erind@
modelaircraft.org, or (800) 435-9262,
Northrop Files: Valkyrie
AMA Plans Services now houses
all plans formerly sold through Model
Builder magazine, Bill Northrop’s Plans
Service, and the Scratch Builder’s Almanac.
There are more than 1,000 plans in the
The original Valkyrie, designed by Carl
Goldberg, appeared in a 1938 Air Trails
magazine, and was difficult to build. This version,
designed and drawn by Rudy Calvo, was reduced to 39
inches and powered by a .020 glow-fuel engine.
You can order the Valkyrie, plans number 679OT,
for $7 by calling AMA Plans Service at (800) 435-
9262, ext. 507.
14 Model Aviation MAY 2016