John Pratt

John Pratt

One of my passions over the last 30 years has been building and flying rubber‐powered model airplanes. This is a sample of some. As you can see, there are many different kinds of models — from scale to indoor to high tech.

While most contests have been in Cali­fornia, I’ve competed in Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and as far away as Norway and Eastern Canada.

I’ve slowed down consid­er­ably the past couple of years as regards to serious competing. And I’ve gotten out of the high tech models and back to the simpler old‐timers you may recog­nize from your youth. But I’m out flying one or two times a week here in Petaluma and enter the odd contest or two throughout the year.
Diane continues to keep busy working and keeping me supplied with balsa wood!

John Pratt

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