No doubt about it, running a regional giant scale event like the WOD takes a lot of work. Contest directors do a lot to make their events stand out and Dave and Pete Malcione have been doing just that for many years. At this years’ event, (the 21st!) credit was given to these two tireless [...]
Well it has been a while since I posted but, that’s because I have been having a race with the MAN deadline. I have just about everything ready to go for our test flight tomorrow, so we’ll get back to the various sections of this impressive warbird’s build. Even though it is an ARF, you [...]
One of the fun parts of the WOD is the Low passes the warbird pilots make! For this year’s “How Low Can You Go” award went to WOD regular Adam Lilly with his P-40 Warhawk. Adam is known for getting his warbirds and their shadows very close together and on one 120mph + pass on Saturday, [...]
You just never know what you will discover at the Warbirds over Delaware event and this year was no different. One of the most ambitious projects we discovered is the handiwork of three-time Top Gun Champion, David Wigley, a still-in-primer 1/5-scale Bristol Beaufighter. This amazing twin engine will be powered by a pair of 100cc gas [...]
Holy cow! By far this year, the magical P-51 Mustang was the most popular WW2 heavy metal fighter at the event! Many Top Flite 86 inch span giant scale ARFs and several larger ones were on constant patrols around the Lums Pond Aerodrome! Here’s just a few!
Another amazing part of the whole WOD thing, is their extremely popular WW1 Gaggle Flight where as many WW1 airplanes takeoff in mass to get as many vintage warbirds into the air at the same time. Today in the Friday Gaggle, the number of dogfighting aviators was 33. An impressive number that would have been [...]
Well, today was a sure winner and all the warbird pilots had a great time. The event started in ernest two days ago (Wednesday,) and the flightline was in constant action. Here are some of the shots I got today! More to come! Stay tuned