It wasn't until early 1969 that an official SAM Newsletter was published on a mimeograph machine with Gene Wallock
Some of his
most well know designs were Eugene
, Hi-Ho, Spark and his
1937 and 1953 Wakefields.
(Gene) P WALLOCK - Inducted 2001
Born January 26, 1934
was born in Rochester, New York and started building models at age 5 when his
mother handled the razor blades for cutting.
family moved to Southern California in 1946.
became an avid and successful FF model airplane competitor and a member of the Thermal Thumbers
, San Valeers
in 1967 and is Life Member 22L.
Gene became Chair of SAM's Design Review Committee and wrote a column in SAM Speaks for many years.
also maintains the SAM
library of early model airplane magazines and is a source for information on old time model designs.
Gene compiled SAM's Approved Design List for Rubber and Tow Line Glider designs.
From 1973 to 1985 Gene
owned and ran P&W Model Service which supplied excellent kits and plans for many different SAM
still maintains both the SAM
Approved Gas Model List and the Rubber/Glider List making new entries as old designs and plans are discovered.