A Waco CG-4A Hadrian troop glider
makes its landing approach after
being towed aloft by a Douglas C- 47
Skytrain. Terry Dunn flew the tow
plane and released the glider that
was piloted by Nick Morrow.
Below: Moh Ayoub’s MiG- 15 turbine was a crowd
favorite as it made both high- and low-speed passes
down the runway. The all-composite airplane was
manufactured by Bob Violett Models and features a
scale cockpit and a scale wheel-braking system.
CD Bryan McLarty (L) and Assistant CD Les Morrow (R) present the CD’s Choice Award to Bob McFadden for his flight presentation of his Fokker Dr.I in
the difficult afternoon crosswind conditions.
McFadden, from Blair, Oklahoma, for
the outstanding flight performance of
his Magnum .91-powered Fokker Dr.I
Not only was the Fokker Dr.I the
only World War I model present at the
Sunday, the event’s third day, was
essentially a wrap-up for both the pilots
and the hosts. Rain threatened as the
field decorations were taken down.
Goodbyes were said, and memories were
taken home as thoughts of next year’s
10th anniversary of West Texas Warbirds
began to germinate.
Bryan and the other members of the
Wings Miniature Aircraft Society can
look back on the 2016 event with pride
and look forward to 10 years of sharing
aviation history this year at the end of
August on the high plains of Texas.
West Texas Warbirds
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