Reno Air Races Photos of John's plane on Display
While at the races, stop by the hangar and visit with John and his friends and neighbors
By Paul D. Marlin
The photos below were taken during various years at the Reno Air Races. John has displayed his plane, either in front of his hangar, or at a special static display near the grandstand area. It has allowed race fans to view his plane up close and personal. John makes himself very available to the general public and tries to answer all queries concerning the MB5.
Pictures supplied by Paul Marlin, from his library of John's Plane---with the exception of the Faerie Firefly.
John receiving plaque from Rolls-Royce at static display, in 2003
returning plane to hangar after exhibiting
his plane at special display area.
Fans flocked to glimpse of this one-of-a-kind aircraft.
air show are seen on the flight line, taken
from area of John's cockpit..
by Captain Eddie Kurdziel, taxiing to
his spot at the display area. Good
friend of John.
Mike Nothnagel and Tom, good
friends of John, who attend the races
every year, and help John with
various tasks needed to do show his plane.
Plane being admired fans during air races. Plane had not been painted yet.
of special display area.
fans standing in front of John's plane,
festivities at air show.
by some fans.
John and brother, Paul, trying not to look
as cold as the weather was this year at
Latest picture of John's plane (09-15-2014)
This is latest photo, taken by Paul Marlin; of John's MB5, sitting on tarmac in front of his hangar during the Reno Air races; held from Sept. 10-14 at Stead Airport. Many fans were able to view his plane up close and to take pictures of his plane. A good time was had by all fans, from many countries as well as the U.S. They really enjoy the openness and candid talk from John, explaining about the history of the plane, as well as many other queries.