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We had a lot of fun this year. Joe, the idea of having the dinners at the field was the best!!!! you and Nancy did an amazing job this year with the event.
Great to see old friends, meet new ones, have a chance to hang out with my dad, and have my kids enjoy the hobby and play with their friends.

Thanks to all the Buttonwillow crew for all the work on the field and the flight line.

We had to do some wrenching on the rafale to get it going...Juan thanks for your help on getting our cheetas dialed up and Todd for having a store on site. After a morning of work, the twin cheetah rafale is just insane!!!


BTW, have you seen this kid???

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We had a lot of fun this year. Joe, the idea of having the dinners at the field was the best!!!! you and Nancy did an amazing job this year with the event.
Great to see old friends, meet new ones, have a chance to hang out with my dad, and have my kids enjoy the hobby and play with their friends.

Thanks to all the Buttonwillow crew for all the work on the field and the flight line.

We had to do some wrenching on the rafale to get it going...Juan for your help on getting our cheetas dialed up and Todd for having a store on site. After a morning of work, the twin cheetah rafale is just insane!!!


BTW, have you seen this kid???

Great pic!!! I caught him on banquet night trying to make the great escape and delivered him back to Grandpa..

As for the banquet at the field,,,,, yes Joe,,,, GREAT IDEA!! Ha ha,,
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We had a lot of fun this year. Joe, the idea of having the dinners at the field was the best!!!! you and Nancy did an amazing job this year with the event.
Great to see old friends, meet new ones, have a chance to hang out with my dad, and have my kids enjoy the hobby and play with their friends.

Thanks to all the Buttonwillow crew for all the work on the field and the flight line.

We had to do some wrenching on the rafale to get it going...Juan for your help on getting our cheetas dialed up and Todd for having a store on site. After a morning of work, the twin cheetah rafale is just insane!!!


BTW, have you seen this kid???

Great pic!!! I caught him on banquet night trying to make the great escape and delivered him back to Grandpa..

As for the banquet at the field,,,,, yes Joe,,,, GREAT IDEA!! Ha ha,,
So Doug... do you think the rafale earned a spot with the hillclimbers????
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George,

Thanks for that. I have done three in that scheme on kits and they look great. I may have to have skymaster do another one of those.

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We had a lot of fun this year. Joe, the idea of having the dinners at the field was the best!!!! you and Nancy did an amazing job this year with the event.
Great to see old friends, meet new ones, have a chance to hang out with my dad, and have my kids enjoy the hobby and play with their friends.

Thanks to all the Buttonwillow crew for all the work on the field and the flight line.

We had to do some wrenching on the rafale to get it going...Juan for your help on getting our cheetas dialed up and Todd for having a store on site. After a morning of work, the twin cheetah rafale is just insane!!!


BTW, have you seen this kid???

Great pic!!! I caught him on banquet night trying to make the great escape and delivered him back to Grandpa..

As for the banquet at the field,,,,, yes Joe,,,, GREAT IDEA!! Ha ha,,
So Doug... do you think the rafale earned a spot with the hillclimbers????

Oh yeah!!! That bad boy is hella fast!!!!
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Awesome job with the hundo too. Point rolls, knife, etc etc.... Best F100 flying I've seen since I've been playing with these things..

Hats off!
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So Doug... do you think the rafale earned a spot with the hillclimbers????
Jack that Rafale wa smoking fast and could do some hillclimbing for sure
And the Hun was awsume as usual
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Boy this guy must really like Texas ... He looks like he lost a few pounds now that he's not traveling around the world. Nick your looking good .
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Joe, thanks man. I have lost a bit- "Body by FRED" is hard on us.

Really was kind a upset that you couldnt make it. I understand though.....See ya next time.
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Boy this guy must really like Texas ... He looks like he lost a few pounds now that he's not traveling around the world. Nick your looking good .
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Wow what a great run event. Joe and Lowell and barks crew I do not know how you could  improve it. Coleen and I had a fun time. The flying and the friends were great to see. Dan Avilla
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Classic and rare photo right here.... Fearless J with a tool in his hand... Almost as rare as a chupacabra sighting.

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Had a really great time this year at BITW. 3.5 days of flying, crazy. It was fun to watch all the pilots do their routines and the activities in the pits. Joe, Nancy and the Barks crew really did an outstanding job making it the smoothest jet rally I've ever been too. No detail left undone. Finally unpacked everything and never noticed that we all got the Best In The West golf pencil. That is some attention to detail, good job Joe! Some pics of the F-105, thanks B1Bob for getting it done for the show. And Ali flying the heck out of it. Brought back a lot of memories when I was a kid.
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EDFJim's Fly Eagle F-14.

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Fantastic event! Thanks to Joe, all organizers, BARKs club, FAA, etc, etc. I can still feel the adrenaline rush of flying a jet sharing the airspace with up to 5 other jets at the same time! BTW, the officers managing takeoffs/landings did an outstanding job!ma BIG thanks to them also!

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Ali flew FEJ BAe Hawk 1/4.5 scale

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UHHHHHH, MEGA
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To quote the infamous Chug aka Megamind... .. "Child Please"

Something tells me the Dougosourass is going to retaliate for that one Tony. Worth it though, funny as ....
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Here are the award winners for this year's Best In The West 2012:
Best Turbine Jet: B1-Bob, Fly Eagle Jets, F-14, Global Jet Club
Best Military Jet: Geraldo Diaz, BVM F-100, FTE
Best Military Jet Runner-Up: Dave Phillips, Global Jet F-4, King Tech USA
Best Sport Jet: Scott Marr, Tomahawk Futura, Jetcat USA
Best Sport Jet Runner-Up: Rafael Marte, BVM Kingcat Metal Cat, Dreamworks Mobile Products
Best Civilian Jet: Kenny McSpadden, Epic Victory, Fullerton Orthopedic ( Dr. Ken Wagner)
Best Electric Jet: James Martin (EDF Jim), Fly Eagle Jets F-14, Tam Jets
Best Electric Jet Runner-Up: Kirk Sonnier, Hunter, Schubeler
Best Ducted Fan Jet: Dorean Anderson, F-106, Horizon Hobby
Best Ducted Fan Jet Runner-Up: Vince Tolomeo, F-86, Shulman Aviation
Best Markings and paint: Fernando Noriega, Mibo A-10, Duralite/Powerbox
Best Craftsmanship: Steve Kottman, F-14, HVN Models
Technical Achievement: James Chen, Fly Eagle Jets Big F-16, Zap Glue
Best Military Jet Performance: Jack Diaz Sr., BVM Rafael, Jet Central USA
Best Sport Jet Performance: Ken Silz, Ultra Flash, Gyro Hobbies
Best Electric Jet Performance: David Shoffner, BVM E Bandit, Best In The West
Most Outstanding Flight (Scale): Pablo Fernandez, Mibo A-10, Skymaster Jets
Most Outstanding Flight (Sport): Ali Machinchy, BVM Ultra Bandit, Comp-Arf Viper Jet, etc, etc, etc, Fly Eagle Jets
Pilots Choice (Scale): Joe McBride, Mibo A-10, Best In The West
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Pilots Choice (Sport): Doug Anderson, Ultra Flash (Custom Painted), Millennium Roofing Enterprise
Peoples Choice: Bob Moore B-1 Bob, Fly Eagle Jets F-14, Smart-Fly
Peoples Choice Runner-Up: Joe McBride, Mibo A-10, BARKS Club
Colonel Robert Thacker Award: Scott Rais, Best In The West
Special Recognition: Mr. Liu, Fly Eagle Jets J-10, Best In The West
Special Recognition: Barry Hou, F-22, Jersey Modeler
Special Recognition: Tam Nyugen, E-Flite F-4 Turbine, Millennium Roofing Enterprise
Special Recognition: Paul Gaundreau, Skymaster Viper Jet, John Christensen
Special Recognition: Shailesh Patel, Tomahawk L-39, Best In The West
Special Recognition: George Manning, Fei Bao T-33, Best In The West
Rookie of The year; Bobby Carbajal, Boomerang Jets Sprint, Global Jet Club
Award of Appreciation: Dave Magoo, Donation to field improvements
Award of Appreciation: Paul Gaundreau, Donation to field improvements
Award of Appreciation: David Shoffner, Donation to field improvements
Award of Appreciation: Joe Castelao, Donation to field imprvements
Award of Appreciation: Lowell Wexler, Help with Show
Award of Appreciation: Tony Quist, Help with Show
Special Recognition Award: Nancy Buono, Event Organizer/ Registration
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it's all been said before.. But I dont care! I am saying it again anyway!!!
BITW 2012... What an event. My thanks go to Joe C for once again inviting me out and being the perfect host. Todd and all of the Barks crew. Firstly for letting us take over their club, and secondly for manning the flight line in such a manner that allowed wall to wall flying across a 5 day period with 100% no drama. Doug deserves a massive thanks. Firstly for making me laugh pretty much non stop from Tuesday, right through till Sunday morning. I woke up Saturday with a abdominal ache from laughing so much ( beats a headache ) Also thanks Doug for keeping me fed and watered ( Well Hydrated with Rockstar's) Your BBQ skills with the Carne are top notch. On the subject of BBQ's.. I cant mention BBQ or food without giving recognition to the King of BBQ. Magoo. I can still taste the New York Strip. Thankyou my friend. Staying on the food thing ( Hell. Anyone would think this was a cook out event instead of a jet event ) Tam. That BBQ.... Whatever was delicious. Although I did nearly chip a tooth on something you fed me. When I finally spat it out it read "Fido" If found please return to....... Oh well. Delicious non the less, and lots and lots of fun catching up with you.
Whoever invited Russ to the tent ( I am guessing it was Doug? ) Master stroke. Russ is a veritable party on legs. Thanks for bringing all the supplies. That corner tent was my salvation during the event. I think without it I would be looking like one of those carcasses you see out in the middle of the wilderness. Fun guy also. Even leaving me stranded with a worse for ware Tam for 20 mins whilst he spoke the finest Tamglish through a Cigar that he could have done chin ups on wont tarnish my opinion of Russ. Kenny mac on the other hand... He was supposed to be my friend
B1 Bob.. Your a trooper! I just about gave up on the F-105 after my second..... now I cant really call it a landing, as anything that sets car alarms off cant be classed as a landing surely? But B1 just put his head down and got the Thud back up and running so we could get two more flights on it which made the world of difference. Whist no way near perfect yet, the Thud is well and truly heading in the right direction.
Thanks to all of those that put their faith in me flying their models. I hope I was of some help? Even if it was just to show how a crappy hitec servo will burn out if loaded with crow [:@] Sorry John.
I am still pretty jet lagged so I just know I am forgetting some people to thank, so sorry for that. I just want to say once again how great the event was. I have been involved in it for the past three years and watching it grow is really inspiring. Joe and Nancy have worked so so hard, and it looks as if their efforts are being re paid. The event had that happy buzz about it. Lots and lots of flying, with little loss or damage. I didnt hear a bad word spoken about the event or how it ran, so that has to be a good thing. I loved the fact that it was just non stop flying. No breaks for noon time demo's, no clogging the runway with the public line up ( Genius having it in the pit area whilst keeping the flight line running) Anyway. Enough of my waffle. Thanks a million Joe, and to all my West coats buddies, both old and new. I just hope I can make it back for 2013?
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Scott Marr's Tomahawk Hawk.

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Just out of interest, I thought I might actually try and log how much flying I have done over the last week at Best in the West, and on how many different types of aircraft.....
( I know, super nerdy, but I remember flying back home last year wondering the same thing )

Here is the list thus far, and logs flights from just Wednesday through till Sunday. ( Tuesday was our set up day and I cannot remember flying that day.. could be wrong )
Makes interesting reading for me, and gives me a goal, that if I get invited back next year. I want to break 100 flights! Thats one of the things I really like about this event, is that its so laid back and stress free that you can log flight after flight with ease.


2 bd5

4 A7

2 Schubi Hawk

1 x elec f86

1 fly eagle f 86

1 A10 mexico

3 A 10 Joe c

12 Viper jet joe

3 epic

3 ultra bandit

5 fly eagle hawk

3 fly eagle f16

5 yellow F14

4 F105

3 B1 Bob F14

2 Dave edf A10

1 Skymaster SC Viper jet

1 Gonzalo viper jet

1 fly eagle F4

1 Air world Panther

1 super fast habu 32

1 super fast Sapac edf viper

1 Tam Jets Starfire

1 kingcat

7 ultra flash

2 Kingtech F-22

1 t-33 joe

2 Futura

2 Johns century jet cougar

1 edf hunter

1 raffa kingcat

2 cessna 180

1 Global Snowbird

81 flights with 33 different aircraft Average out the fuel load at 4 litres and that works out to 324 lt ( or 73.5 US Gallons) or another way of looking at it is that if my average flight time was 7 mins then I spent around 9.5 hours in the air..
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Joe

This is a great event!..this was my first time in BITW and for sure we will
Be back in 2013...we did not have time to plan this trip, it was a last minute call
And we had an awsome time..I would like to thank many peolpe that was kind with
Us during the weekend..Pablo defiantely without your help and guidance thru the
Weekend we couldn't make it to the event..Rei and R.J Gonzalez..you guys are the best!
without your help the A-10 will it stay grounded!..Bob Covish..with out your truck and your time
The plane never have made it to the event!...Dave Magoo..thanks for all your supoort!..
Ron..Thanks for Dinner Thursday....Juan Ramon, Erick & Jet Central team!,Thank you all...
Ali (commander in chief) do appreciate the great tips on the settings of the Aircraft and showed us what an A-10 can do in the air!..
and to my friend Paul Uriarte that worked hard on the electronics
on Friday and Performed three awsome flights to the A-10...

Thank You All!!

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