4x a Grand Champion: From the 1962 Nats

The 1962 Nats program tells you everything you need to know about what was going on at Glenview Naval Air Station during July 23-29, 1962 – including performances by the Navy’s steel drum band and trampoline group.

This blue-and-white cover shows photo of a navy ship and airplane along with text information about the 1962 Nats.
1962 Nats Program Cover, Source: #0001 AMA Collection, National Model Aviation Museum Archives. (click the picture to read the whole program).

But, if you want to know who was there (or at least some of the 1100 people there) check out this prop signed 1962 Nats contestants and then collected (and donated) by Mark Radcliff. How many people do you know? ~And, no, Bob Sifleet isn’t one of the signatures!

Wood blade with blue handwritten signatures covering the surface. Signatures have ran together/faded and are hard to read. Signatures are of participants at the 1962 Nats.
Wood prop signed by some participants at the 1962 Nats. Part of the National Model Aviation Museum Permanent Collection, donated by Mark Radcliff, 2017.42.01.
Wood blade with blue handwritten signatures covering the surface. Signatures have ran together/faded and are hard to read. Signatures are of participants at the 1962 Nats.
Close up of a blade on a prop signed by some participants at the 1962 Nats. Part of the National Model Aviation Museum Permanent Collection, donated by Mark Radcliff, 2017.42.01.
Wood blade with blue handwritten signatures covering the surface. Signatures have ran together/faded and are hard to read. Signatures are of participants at the 1962 Nats.
Close up of a blade on a prop signed by some participants at the 1962 Nats. Part of the National Model Aviation Museum Permanent Collection, donated by Mark Radcliff, 2017.42.01.
Wood blade with blue handwritten signatures covering the surface. Signatures have ran together/faded and are hard to read. Signatures are of participants at the 1962 Nats.
Close up of a blade on a prop signed by some participants at the 1962 Nats. Part of the National Model Aviation Museum Permanent Collection, donated by Mark Radcliff, 2017.42.01.
The flip side of the wood prop signed by 1962 Nats participants. This side has 1 signature on left-hand blade and many on right-hand blade.
Close up of a blade on a prop signed by some participants at the 1962 Nats. Part of the National Model Aviation Museum Permanent Collection, donated by Mark Radcliff, 2017.42.01.
signatures on right-hand blade on wood prop signed by participants at the 1962 Nats.
Close up of a blade on a prop signed by some participants at the 1962 Nats. Part of the National Model Aviation Museum Permanent Collection, donated by Mark Radcliff, 2017.42.01.
The single signature on the backside left-hand blade of the prop signed by 1962 Nats Participants.
Close up of a blade on a prop signed by some participants at the 1962 Nats. Part of the National Model Aviation Museum Permanent Collection, donated by Mark Radcliff, 2017.42.01.

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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