Jet Jockey
posted: September 26, 2006
Mark and his rebuilt jet...

Here's Mark, my latest addition to Overlooked New York, with his $8,000 model plane. I met him at a Jet Rally out in Brooklyn, where he and his fellow flyboys were putting their radio controlled planes through their paces. These giant scale models have real true jet turbine engines, and as I was walking up to the landing strip, I saw one flame out when a guy was trying to fuel it up.

They fly them at  200 miles an hour, and perform fancy aerial stunts, and are  sanguine about crashing them, which happens every once in a while.

If you'd like to read what HE has to say about his passion, go to
Here he is, up close and personal, with the sun in his eyes....