This extraordinary, turbine-powered Wilga was a crowd favorite at the Mojave Experimental Fly-In in April 2019. Both "Draco" and "May" received awards at this unique event.
June 1, 2018 - 1500nm leg. Crossing the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to Oshkosh, WI.
June 22, 2018 - Duxford, England. N944JK (RV-9A) and G-GRDV (RV-6) have now both flown around the world; proof that light, experimental aircraft are capable of very long distance flight. Fuel efficiency was often 26 mpg at 150 mph. All credit goes to Richard VanGrunsven and Ken Kruger for designing these remarkably efficient traveling machines.
Photo Credit: David Whitworth, Duxford Diary
Ed Neffinger 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.
The aircraft is now stripped of the heavy auxiliary fuel tanks, survival equipment, spare parts, tools, and HF radio.