Photos from NEAT Fair 2009
NEAT Fair went great this year. The weather was nice and we got to fly and show off our cool stuff.
Pilot-1 made a huge impact with the 1/4 Scale Waco in silver and Orange. Everyone loved the size, details, and color scheme. It was nice to see customers Pilot-1 planes that people brought to the show to fly. I saw a 1/4 scale Champ towing a banner and two 1/8 scale Waco's. For the Friday demo show we flew the 1/4 scale Champ, PA-12, Stinson, and Waco. Lots of fun with the big boys in the air at once.
We also brought along our latest jets. The new A-10 got a lot of attention as it looks awesome in person. I flew it for some folks who wanted to see it and their feedback was very positive after seeing it in the air. The thrust vectored jets were a big hit too. I flew them in the Saturday demo. The new F-35 with 360 thrust vectoring is a blast to fly.
There were lots of media people there. Airage, Maplegate, Flying Models, RCGroups.com, AllThingsThatFly podcast, and SKS Video all got some coverage of our stuff. SKS Video did interviews with us on the Waco, F-35, and PA-12. They produce a DVD that they sell at all the shows and online. Fly RC came by to shoot our new stuff for the news section. Model Airplane News covered the new stuff as well and we are going to work with them to get a review done on the 1/4 Scale Waco. I am doing a NEAT Fair wrap up show with AllThingsThatFly podcast this Sunday.
We did a Pilot's prize drop on Friday with the 12' Tele ARF and gave away $20 gift certificates. Saturday we did a candy drop and filled the Tele with several pounds of candy. It looked like it was raining candy when I hit the switch. The kids loved it!
Thanks to Tom Hunt the club workers who help run the show. It's a must see and we look forward to coming back next year!
Thanks, Jason Cole