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, he actually brushed the ground with his 3-blade propeller.
Notice the upper right propeller blade. Instead of being 3 blades, it’s more like 2 1/2, as that upper right blade split down the center and departed the aircraft. What is amazing is that Adam continued flying for about 5 minutes after kicking up the dust and sod with his P-40…. Wow, now that’s luck and skill! (Photo by Fast Eddie Leuter)