Scenes from the 1967 Nats

There’s only 2 weeks left until the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 National Model Airplane Championships, which were held at the Naval Air Station in Los Alamitos, CA.  We’re going to share some official U.S. Navy photographs pictures each week, until July 24-30, the anniversary dates of the event in1967, when we’ll share a picture a day.

Learn more about the 1967 Nats in the July 2017 issue of Model Aviation.

A man in a white hat is intently fixing a CL model airplane.
The “B” Speed model airplane [Preston L. Husted] is holding established a national record last year of 174.69 miles-per-hour. Husted expects his record to fall this year.” -Release No. MM61/67 (Photo Credit: Official United States Navy Photograph. Source: National Model Aviation Museum Archives, #0001 AMA Collection.)
A model airplane enthusiast talks to a Navy recruiter and photographer at an Go Navy information booth.
A Navy photographer gets his own picture taken. (Photo Credit: Official United States Navy Photograph. Source: National Model Aviation Museum Archives, #0001 AMA Collection.)
Two men hold up a Free Flight airplane with the name "Me Too" on the wing.
“Two Odessa residents are competing in the week-long National Model Airplane Championships here. One is already a trophy winner. Bob Combs (left)… an auditor for the American Bank of Commerce, Odessa, placed fourth in free flight gas engine competition. Webbie Russell… a machinist with Reliable Machine Supply, Odessa, has entered the “Nationals” for the first time.” (Photo Credit: Official United States Navy Photograph. Source: National Model Aviation Museum Archives, #0001 AMA Collection.)

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