New Zealands Team at the 2006
Tucson Aerobatic Shootout:
"Bogan" - Invitational Pilot
Briggs "Baldrick" - Bogans Caller
Belworthy "Ice Bitch"
Steve Richardson "Richo"
Heigl - Moon Fire Patrol Officer !
Jeffery Szueber Jr
Frank Noll Jr
Bogans 2006 Tucson
Shootout year was a disaster almost to the very end. While practicing up
at near Phoenix two days before the Shootout, Bogan managed to
completely barbeque the Comp-Arf 3m 260. A real bugger, cause the thing
was on rails during practice, and things were looking good for the
Kiwi's being Kiwis'
were not set back at all. After putting out the fire, and sitting down
for a quiet beer, it was straight into action getting the trusty old
3.2m PBG 260 into action. There wasn't a DA-200 available at the time,
so it had to be converted back to 150 power. The old girl was test flown
later the same day, and the locals who witnessed the afternoon shocked
and stunned with how the kiwi's got on with the job, when others would
have simply packed up and gone home.
Bogan went on to win
the first round of the contest, and ended up in a credible 4th place.
For pictures of the
barbeque, click here. Warning, these pics are not for the faint hearted
For more pics of Team
New Zealand at the 2006 Tucson Shootout,
Mark Leseburg 1st, Quique Somenzini 2nd,
Jason Noll 3rd, Frazer Briggs 4th, Jason Shulman 5th
Team New Zealand
Kiwis and Germans
Baldrick reveals the Official Shootout Boat Race Trophy ... its the only
bit left of the ill fated 260, a melted stab half.
2005 Shootout Links
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