This extraordinary, turbine-powered Wilga was a crowd favorite at the Mojave Experimental Fly-In (Southern California) in April 2019. Both "Draco" and "May" received awards at this unique event located at the home of Voyager and Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites.
June 1, 2018 - 1500 nm World Record attempt, Class C1b. Crossing the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to Oshkosh, WI. This was the first leg of my around the world trip.
June 22, 2018 - Duxford, England. Both N944JK (RV-9A) and G-GRDV (RV-6 in the background) are Earthrounders.
The 22 gallon ferry tank Installed behind the pilot's seat in N944JK extends flight endurance to 1200 nm. Additional bladder tanks from Turtle-Pak of Australia further increase the range to 2750 nm.
Photo Credit: David Whitworth, Duxford Diary
Ed Neffinger (call sign "Discharge") prepares to fly from Duxford to Goodwood in a spitfire. Ed assisted me with flight planning and weather analysis on my around the world flight. Thank you Ed.