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Editor: Marco Benincasa

Thanks to his parents, Marco was hearing about aeromodelling before he was born in 1974! His father, Giulio, it's been one of the best Control Line Combat (F2D) pilot in the world, and his mother, Giovanna, was Giulio's helper and mechanic in competitions as World and European Championships. Giulio is still totally involved in aeromodelling building planes and travelling with Marco all around the world for various competitions. Editor of the biggest italian aeromodelling magazine "Modellistica International" since 1997, Marco has a total passion for aeromodelling and aeronautics, flying every type of model airplanes. He started flying at the age of 6, and quickly got involved in pattern flying, winning the first of his 8 National F3A titles when he was 17. Since then Marco travels the world to compete in the biggest and more important events, as F3A World and European Championships, Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas and since 2007 the famous "Top Gun" in Florida. In 2000 he "fall in love" with turbine jets and gains experience with all types of jets, including scale and 3D. Marco loves designing new planes, testing prototypes, reviewing various products for his magazines, and flying all around the world with old and new friends. Marco's son, Riccardo, is now 13 and flies r/c since the age of 5. Since one year he flies jets too.  

Co-editor: Colin Straus

Colin Straus has been modelling for almost 50 years, starting with free flight, then control line and finally radio control. Has built and flown most types of model aircraft as well as helicopters, and has raced both electric and I/C cars at high level. Been flying jets for more than 15 years, ranging from kit built airframes, through ARTF models to own design aircraft such as the large C-17 Globemaster campaigned by Ali Machinchy so successfully a few years ago, and the two large Meteor F.8 models that have been featured in RCJI during their construction. In total has built and flown almost 50 model gas turbine powered models so far. Has worked at Ripmax Ltd, the largest radio control distributor in the U.K., for almost 30 years, with experience in most departments within the company. As part of this has travelled extensively, particularly in the Far East, meeting suppliers and developing and testing new products. For nearly 20 years has been writing articles for U.K. model magazines, primarily Radio Control Jet International, and as part of this has completed more than 30 published turbine tests. Has also flown at many shows and events all over the U.K. and in Europe.
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