In 1960 The Flying Tigers acquired a new and somewhat undesirable member.
story goes something like this. It took place at Stewart's sod farm,
when on this given day
the boys decided to have themselves a little contest.
Don Field got himself volunteered to be first, followed by Roly Noble.
Now to put things in
perspective, let us keep in mind that the equipment at this time was single channel
escapement. You must also get a mental picture of Stewart's sod farm. About FIFTY acres
but with lots of trees on the perimeter and a nice big oak tree smack dab in the middle.
So Don Field takes off and shortly after getting airborne, lands his model in the big oak
tree. Naturally this earns Don a round of jeers. Now, as if that isn't enough Don
Gordineer saunters over and hands Don Field a grotesque looking carving of a pig wearing a
sand pan hat. He then announces that this little escapade hath just earned him the
"Pranged Pig Award"!
Well talk about adding insult to injury, Don was fit to be tied. (In his very English way
of course). From that day on, the Pranged Pig Award has been awarded on a regular basis to
the Flying Tiger member having endeavoured to commit the most ludicrous event of the month.
To this day the Pig is still with us, always waiting in the wings to administer a little
humility to those members whose ego exceeds their ability.
PRANGED PIG WINNER FOR THIS MONTH is
No Recipient this month beware our spy's are
For this feat of stupidity, we at the Flying Tigers
do administer a little humility to you . May you learn from your