In 1960 the Nats were held at the Naval Air Station in Dallas, TX. Robert K. Sifleet had turned 21 a few months before and it was his first time competing in the Open age division. It was also his first time winning the Grand National Champion, as well as Open National Champion.
Here’s the trophies he won!
Bob shared his memories of competing in the 1960 Nats. Click the picture to watch!
In many of the Free Flight events, Bob was flying the Maximus, a model of his own design. This was published in the June 1961 issue of American Modeler. If you’re interested in the article about this model please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org!
Stay tuned for #SifleetFriday every Friday this summer! And, don’t forget, you can see Bob’s trophies in person at the museum between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2018.
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