old wakefields home
Crossing FreeFlight Grp
NWM Outdoor FF Series
Great Grape Gathering
Wakefield Photos


My name is Jerry Litschi.
My interest is Old Time rubber powered model airplane.
Mostly from the Wakefield Class.

If you wish to contact me my E-mail is      wakefieldnut@gmail.com

Mission Statement:

This web-site is for the promotion of "Free Flight Model" flying in general.
The Great Grape Gathering in particular.

An additional desire is to create a picture album of my personal interest,
Vintage Wakefield models. 


A small group of active flyers who are flying on large grass fields near Hammonton, New Jersey.  Club membership is required to fly with us on our field.  We fly a little bit of everything Old timers and NFFS Gas models to Flying Aces Club Scale Models.
For more information and contact addresses click on the Crossing Free Flight grp. tab on the left

National Warplane Museum Free Flight Series

A Season Opener, an Flying Aces Club challenge, and 2 sanctioned contests
on a huge grass field in Geneseo NY. That's 4 chances to get out and fly!

For full information click the NWM FF series tab on left.

Great Grape Gathering

This years event dates:  September 10-12, 2021 
So!, save the date and start planning early. You wouldn't want to miss the fun 

  For many years SAM 86 of Canada with the help of the Western New York Free Flight Society has held a 3day contest at Geneseo New York in September. Known as the "Great Grape Gathering" due to the prizes being bottles of wine.  More than just a model airplane meet but also a social event second to none. Consider 3 days of great flying and socializing on a large grass field with 40 Free Flight events at the home of the National Warplane Museum.  A fish fry Friday night with a chicken dinner Saturday with the most friendly group of people you can meet.

  The Great Grape Gathering is the second sanctioned event and the closing act of the National Warplane Museum Free Flight Series. For full information on the series click the NWM FF Series tab to the left. 
 For just the GGG flyer and past reports please click on the
 Great Grape Gathering tab on the left.

Mike Burns with his Gollywock at the GGG in Geneseo, NY

Jim Smith of the "Crossing Free Flight Group"
With one of his diesel powered Scale Models.
Picture taken at the National Warplane Museum

Wakefield Pictures

Pictures of Vintage and Classic Wakefields' such as the one below can be seen by clicking the Wakefield Photos tab above left. 

1948 Aristocrat, designed by Edwin Stoffel.  this version was built by Al Pardue.
This model won Best Rubber Model and Best of Show at the 2012
Society of Antique Modelers Concours at the SAM Championships

Photo Collections

The following are Personal photos collections from modelers of contests and flying sessions from the past.

Also some videos I have taken at flying sessions and various videos of Wakefield models.

I hope you enjoy them.

This collection belonged to Col Williamson.  An excellent modeller and well known in vintage circles in England where lived for a long time.  The pictures are of his younger years around 1948 thru 1951.  Please click on link below and enjoy.

Col. Willianson Photo collection.pdf

Below are links to the videos.