Hangar 9 Bios

At Hangar 9, designing and manufacturing premium models isn't just something we do. It's something we love. And we want our passion for the hobby to run off onto everything we produce. That passion translates into first-class products that are affordable, reliable and fun.

Mike McConville: Senior Design and Production Manager

A Cincinnati, Ohio native with over 18 years experience in the Hobby industry, Mike moved to Champaign, Illinois in 1996 to design and develop airplanes for Horizon Hobby. He has designed more than 50 aircraft, including the 3D ShowTime performers that bear his nickname. Mike won his first U.S. Pattern Nationals in 1981 when he was just 16 years old, and since then has dominated at nearly every level of competition: 8-time TOC competitor and 2-time finalist, an IMAC U.S. Nationals champion, 6-time F3A U.S. Team Trial competitor, Giant Scale Pylon Racing World Champion, and a winner of more than 200 pattern and IMAC events. Though his competition has been primarily in aerobatics and racing, Mike has a love for all aspects of model aviation and enjoys flying all types of models both fixed wing and helicopters.

Mike McConville

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