One day, our wives were talking to each
other, and one of them said "Gee.. Why don't you guys come up
with a name for your club?" As a smart-ass remark, I quipped:
"Sure, we can call ourselves the Fullerton Air Group and get
t-Shirts that say 'FAG' on them!". Well, it stuck.....
From Left to Right: Bryan Barba, Mark Engels, Breanna
Barba, Mitch Bidrawn, "Gearbox" John, Les Bidrawn, and Drew!
We are often asked why we all have
Helicopter canopies on our heads.....
Where did I put that Heli Tail Tube???
A number of my neighbors got in the habit of
flying together every Saturday and Sunday morning. Bryan, Kenny,
Mark, Les, Jim, Shaun, Mark B, John, Jim, Herman, and others gather on
the nearby High School field and we go flying! Sometimes, we get
QUITE a few aircraft lined up:
Here is a video of that lineup, you can see
each aircraft in detail:
Once in a while, we will attach a
"Smoker" to one of our planes or helicopters, just for a
little extra excitement. Here is Herman's Corsair drawing lines
across the sky...
Bryan Steals my motor IN MID
Here is the story:First, I
started flying my Corsair without canopy or cowl.Second, I came in for a rather rough landing, and cracked my
motor mount, giving it a severe downward slant, soI packed Kleenex behind the motor mount to restore the proper
angle, and was back in the air!This
, so he took to the skies in HIS Corsair to “take me down”...We danced through the sky for a while, then… IMPACT!What happened next was amazing…
My propeller had lodged in his wing, and ripped the motor right
out of my plane!We grabbed
a camera, and filmed this- while he flew my motor to the far side of the
flying field and dropped it!!!