Robert K. Sifleet was pretty lucky in 1962. The Nats were held at Glenview Naval Air Station in IL, which was only 15 minutes from where he was going to school. That meant he didn’t need to bother with staying on base and could commute to compete in between his summer classes. Thankfully his split attention didn’t diminish his flying focus and he walked away – again – as Grand National Champion and Open National Champion.
Here’s his trophies! Turns out that this isn’t the first time they’ve been displayed, either. Bob was working part-time at Stanton’s Hobby Shop and after the Nats he showed the trophies off there!
Bob reminisced for about 15 minutes on the 1962 Nats, including a great FF chase story. You can watch that here. But, if you’re pressed for time, click the picture below for the shorter version!
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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