“Success again” was what Robert K. Sifleet remembers being his first thought when he found out that he had won Grand National Champion at the 1966 Nats.
There was a gap of a few years in between his 1962 win and his 1966 win as Bob finished college and settled into a working life. During these years he had flown some a local contests, but wasn’t doing too much else – he even was still flying some of his planes from 1960, like the Maximus.
Bob won 1/2A Free Flight this year, which was a popular – and chaotic event. He also remembers having to overcome a bigger challenge than flying – making his way (after hours) in the pitch dark gymnasium that the Glenview Naval Air Station was housing contestants in!
Here Bob share his experiences here, at length here. Or, click on the photo for just the highlights.
Also, check out these awesome trophies!
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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