Bomber Field 2000

All pictures by Wendell Maakestad unless otherwise noted

Mr. B.B. Weber, top man at Bomber Field, poses by his very scale B-29. Mr. Weber's B-29 has a 14 and 1/2 foot wingspan coming in at 45lbs. with four OS 120 4 strokes. B.B. scratch built this great looking bomber. This year the event drew 121 registered pilots and over 200 aircraft and 5000 spectators.

Wendell Maakestad from Cedar Rapids Iowa brings home the Trophy again this year. Congratulations Wendell! Wendell's B-17 is 50lbs. and has a 10' wingspan. Featuring flaps, bomb drop, smoke and more! Four Saito 65's power this beauty.

Gary Booth from Rhome, Texas brought this great looking Nosen P-51. The Mustang features a 100" wingspan at 40lbs. with a G-62 for power. Gary won this plane in last years raffle!

Kenny T. Hurt from Lake Jackson, Texas poses proudly with his Bert Baker P-38. This warbird has 100" wingspan, weighs 31lbs. and has two G-38's for motivation. Nice one Kenny!

Rick Michelena from McAllen, Texas lets us view his Canadian Spitefire. Rick built this beauty from a Yellow Aircraft kit. It features a 89" wingspan, 21lbs., and a US 41 engine with Quadra 52 carb.

Mike Fabian from McAllen Texas shows off his Valley Aviation P-47. Mikes Jug has a 92" wingspan and wieghs 36lbs. A Quadra 75 gives it plenty of go!

David Ragsdale from Columbia, Mo. went south to show and fly his great looking Zero he scratch built from Zirolli plans. This bird features a 92" wingspan pulled nicely by a Quadra 50.

Rick Michelena again, this time with a P-40 Warhawk. This flying tiger was made from an American Eagle kit and uses a Quadra 75 to chase down it's prey.

It's a Val! This unusual warbird was designed by Don Williams and detailed and painted by Bob Noser and Jim Bliss of Houston, Texas. She has a 91" wingspan and a US 41 for power.


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