21st Annual
MCRCS Jumbo
Jamboree
May 29th & 30th, 2010

The weather was a bit tenuous at first on Saturday but it turned out to be a great day for flying as the 21st Annual Jumbo Jamboree got underway. It is traditionally a two-day Saturday and Sunday event held during the Memorial Day Weekend. As always, the event was held at the club’s Warren Kruse Field in the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area near Imlaystown. Sixty-four pilots attended, displaying over 80 different Giant Scale Aircraft making the IMAA / AMA sanctioned fly-in a great success.

The event featured a wide variety of planes, the People’s Choice Award, taken this year by John English for his 85” multi-engine F7F Tigercat, and of course lots of great food. Proceeds went to the Sunshine Foundation
which funds an annual Dreamlift to Disney World for seriously ill and disabled children. Most of the funds were raised through our food sales and 50-50 raffles. 

Special thanks should be given to all those who participated including our program director, the flight line crew, food staff, fly-by commentary, photographer and all participating club members for doing such a fantastic job. We would also like to thank all of the pilots and local club members who participated in the event making it the success that it was. We hope to see all of you again next year!



The following are pictures from this year’s air show. Click on a photo to see a larger image. Higher resolution images are available to their owners by emailing a request to:

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Photos by Allan SchearPhotos by Allan Schear
Photos by Allan Schear


John English from Matawan NJ with his 85” F7F Tiger Cat complete with flaps and retractable landing gear. John’s Tiger Cat with gear down on final approach.
 John English from Matawan NJ with his 85” F7F Tiger Cat complete with flaps and retractable landing gear. John’s multi-engine WWII era fighter, powered by two .91 4-stroke engines, won the People’s Choice award this year. John’s Tiger Cat with gear down on final approach.
2.	Seth Hunter of West Windsor, NJ with his scratch built 88” PFALZ DXV WWI biplane weighing in at 23 lbs. and powered by a Fuji 43 gas engine. The PFALZ heading for the sky.
Seth Hunter of West Windsor, NJ with his scratch built 88” PFALZ DXV WWI biplane weighing in at 23 lbs. and powered by a Fuji 43 gas engine. The PFALZ heading for the sky.
Dan Baskovitch of Staten Island NY poses with his 96” Gee Bee Y weighing 20 lbs. Complete with smoke system, he put on quite a show. Dan also brought his 96” Giant Stick. Dan at the controls
Dan Baskovitch of Staten Island NY poses with his 96” Gee Bee Y weighing 20 lbs. Complete with smoke system, he put on quite a show. Dan also brought his 96” Giant Stick. Dan at the controls.
...performing a low fly-by. Gotta love that smoke!
...performing a low fly-by. Gotta love that smoke!
John Palestro from Staten Island NY with his 16 pound Edge 540T.  His plane has an 84” wingspan powered by a DA50. Ken Kardinsky from Philadelphia PA with his WWI era 105” wingspan JN 4 Jenny bi-plane powered by a CRRC 50. Ken also brought his 83”  “Incredibly Ugly Stick”.
John Palestro from Staten Island NY with his 16 pound Edge 540T.  His plane has an 84” wingspan powered by a DA50. Ken Kardinsky from Philadelphia PA with his WWI era 105” wingspan JN 4 Jenny bi-plane powered by a CRRC 50. Ken also brought his 83”  “Incredibly Ugly Stick”.
Rick Andrese of Sussex NJ with his 104” Taylor Craft powered by a Zenoah G26. Rick also brought his Balsa USA 106” Nieuport 17. Richard Blatt of Greenbrook NJ displays his 100.5” Stinson SR9 complete with flaps and powered by a 4-stroke O.S. Sirius 5 cylinder engine.
Rick Andrese of Sussex NJ with his 104” Taylor Craft powered by a Zenoah G26. Rick also brought his Balsa USA 106” Nieuport 17. Richard Blatt of Greenbrook NJ displays his 100.5” Stinson SR9 complete with flaps and powered by a 4-stroke O.S. Sirius 5 cylinder engine.
Tom Abatee  of Staten Island NY with his 82” 12 lb Magic powered by a 36cc engine. Nobu Iwasawa starts his 96” P-40 Warhawk with the assistance of Dan Geerders. This warbird, built by Greg Lucidi, includes retractable landing gear and flaps, weighs 35 lbs., and is powered by a Zenoah G62.
Tom Abatee  of Staten Island NY with his 82” 12 lb Magic powered by a 36cc engine. Nobu Iwasawa starts his 96” P-40 Warhawk with the assistance of Dan Geerders. This warbird, built by Greg Lucidi, includes retractable landing gear and flaps, weighs 35 lbs., and is powered by a Zenoah G62. 
Nobu takes off ... and performs a high speed fly-by
Nobu takes off. ... and performs a high speed fly-by
Peter Malagreca  of Staten Island NY and his Pacific Aero Model Gee Bee Y with smoke system, powered by a 26cc engine.Peter putting the finishing touches on the pre-flight assembly.
Peter Malagreca  of Staten Island NY and his Pacific Aero Model Gee Bee Y with smoke system, powered by a 26cc engine.Peter putting the finishing touches on the pre-flight assembly.
The Gee Bee comes in for a perfect landing.
The Gee Bee comes in for a perfect landing.
Anthony Pansini of Staten Island, NY with his 81” Midwest Texan (SNJ-6) complete with retractable landing gear and flaps. Anthony’s warbird weighs 17 pounds and is powered by a FA170 engine.Frank Figurelli displays his Inspire 60.
Anthony Pansini of Staten Island, NY with his 81” Midwest Texan (SNJ-6) complete with retractable landing gear and flaps. Anthony’s warbird weighs 17 pounds and is powered by a FA170 engine.Scott Geller of Andover, NJ with his 88” Yak 54 weighing 16 lbs. and powered by a DA 50.
Frank Figurelli displays his Inspire 60.Alan Newton of Penndel, PA kneels next to his 11 lb. Great Planes Stearman powered by an Evolution26.
Hank Likes of Mechanicsburg, PA shows off his Air Truck with a 12 foot wingspan and weighing 38 lbs. This unusual craft is powered by a Zenoah G62.Alan Newton of Penndel, PA kneels next to his 11 lb. Great Planes Stearman powered by an Evolution26.
Charles Kellogg of Warrington, PA displays his 101” SNJ-5 Texan weighing in at 28 lbs. and powered by a G-62.Lee Morey of Tuckerton NJ piloting his 110” Extreme Flight Yak 54 . Lee’s Yak weighs in at 28 lbs. and is powered by a DA100.
Charles Kellogg of Warrington, PA displays his 101” SNJ-5 Texan weighing in at 28 lbs. and powered by a G-62.Lee Morey of Tuckerton NJ piloting his 110” Extreme Flight Yak 54 . Lee’s Yak weighs in at 28 lbs. and is powered by a DA100.
Lee performs some precision maneuvers…... as the crowd looks on.
Lee performs some precision maneuvers…... as the crowd looks on.
Carl Gubkin of Monroe, NJ pictured with his nephew, Fiancé Carol and brother, gives good perspective to the wingspan of this 89” PT-19.  Carl’s plane is powered by a Saito 180 and weighs 15 lbs.What happened to the pilots Carl?
Carl Gubkin of Monroe, NJ pictured with his nephew, Fiancé Carol and brother, gives good perspective to the wingspan of this 89” PT-19.  Carl’s plane is powered by a Saito 180 and weighs 15 lbs.What happened to the pilots Carl?
Nobu Iwasawa from South River, NJ with his 96” Fokker DR-1 WW1 tri-plane weighing in at 30 pounds.Greg Lucidi was the MC of the event.
Nobu Iwasawa from South River, NJ with his 96” Fokker DR-1 WW1 tri-plane weighing in at 30 pounds.Greg Lucidi was the MC of the event.
Pitching 50/50 raffle tickets to Lou Castelli and Ed Hollema, our friends from Southern Ocean Radio Control Flyers.The pilots have claimed their spaces behind the flight line. Those not pictured are most certainly hovered around the snack bar enjoying one of our world famous pork roll, egg and cheese sandwiches prepared by Chef Brian Bunda.
Pitching 50/50 raffle tickets to Lou Castelli and Ed Hollema, our friends from Southern Ocean Radio Control Flyers.The pilots have claimed their spaces behind the flight line. Those not pictured are most certainly hovered around the snack bar enjoying one of our world famous pork roll, egg and cheese sandwiches prepared by Chef Brian Bunda.
Keith Zimmerly talks with some of the participants.Sal Luciana hard at work at the registration/impound booth
Keith Zimmerly talks with some of the participants.Sal Luciana hard at work at the registration/impound booth.
Giant Scale?An unidentified P-51 Mustang bites the dust.
Giant Scale?An unidentified P-51 Mustang bites the dust.
John Braun Jr. pilots his Yellow Aircraft P-47John Miss Mutt in a high speed fly-by
John Braun Jr. pilots his Yellow Aircraft P-47.John Miss Mutt in a high speed fly-by
The need for speed!It was a day of happy flying for all!!
The need for speed!It was a day of happy flying for all!!

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