Delaware R/C Club. Home of Warbirds Over Delaware. Lums Pond State Park - Kirkwood, Delaware.

Warbirds Over Delaware

A scratch-built Curtiss JN-4 Jenny in flight.

July 7 - 10, 2021

The Delaware R/C Club is proud to host the Warbirds Over Delaware R/C airshow event every summer!

Pilot Pre-Registration is now CLOSED - You may still register at the event


Delaware Department of Health and Covid CDC Guidelines will be enforced per details provided here. Face Coverings (for unvaccinated persons) and Social Distancing (currently 3 feet) are mandatory, at all times.

We are restricted to a maximum of 500 persons at the Flying Field at any given time. Parking will be limited to first come.

Hand Sanitizing Stations will be placed around the spectator and pavilion areas.

All parking, subject to availability, including Spectator Parking will be at the R/C Flying Field. There will be no Spectator Parking at the Park Campground, or busing to/from the R/C Flying Field, this year.

All persons visiting the R/C Flying Field during Warbirds Over Delaware must sign in and provide contact information for Contact Tracing. Details will be announced at the event.

All tents/canopies must have opposing sides open to aid in ventilation.

In addition to Covid restrictions, we are subject to Temporary Flight Restrictions due to VIP travel in the area. We are hoping that this will not affect our Warbirds Over Delaware events. We will post updates as needed.

The Delaware R/C Club has sponsored Warbirds Over Delaware starting in 1992. The event attracts modelers from all over the country and from as far away as England! All aircraft flown during the event hours must be a scale warbird and have at least an 80" wingspan for monoplanes or 60" wingspan for multi-wing aircraft or 1/4 scale or larger. From vintage WWI aircraft to modern jet fighters, you will be sure to experience the thrill of it all! Both flying and static displays will be available for spectator viewing.

Special spectator area will be available that provides unobstructed view of pilots, runway and fly-over areas. Pit passes will be available for purchase that will allow spectators to gain access to static display areas. Food will be provided by the Boy Scouts Troop 30. Half-time show starts at 12:00 Noon each day.

Spectator parking will be available all days at the R/C Flying Field - There will be no Spectator Parking at the Park Campground. State Park entrance fees of $4.00 for Delaware registered vehicles and $8.00 for out-of-state vehicles apply. Handicap parking with permit is available at the flying site each day.

Warbirds Over Delaware is an AMA scale event. All pilots must have a valid AMA membership.

A pilot landing fee of $60.00 (Overnight RV campers will pay a reduced rate) will be charged. This fee will cover your vehicle State Park entrance fee, provide a ticket in the pilots-only raffle, and the pilot's ticket for the expanded Saturday evening BBQ. All fees will be collected after arrival. There is no pre-payment.

Camping & RVs

Onsite RV overnight parking is available on a first come, first served basis. RV must be self contained. No tent camping permitted at the R/C Flying Site. Additional park fees apply for overnight camping. Camping fees will be collected each night by the Park Rangers.

Camping Fees

  • $25.00 per day for Delaware-registered vehicles (current rate, subject to change)
  • $30.00 per day for non-Delaware vehicles (current rate, subject to change)

This includes the daily Park entrance fee for one vehicle.

  1. Campers MUST be self-contained and set up where directed by the event staff.
  2. Flying field camping is limited to event participants and handicapped.
  3. The camping fee will be collected by the Park staff after the camper arrives at the field.
  4. Non-self-contained campers MUST set up at the regular Lums Pond campground; self-contained campers may set up at either the flying field or the campground.

RV and tent camping is available off site of the R/C Flying Field approx 1 mile at the Lums Pond State Park Campground. CLICK HERE for CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS. Please note: this only applies if you are camping off site. Do not contact the Park if you intend to RV camp at the Flying Field. RV camping details will be available at the event registration tent.

WWII Spitfire overtakes a WWI Fokker D.VII

The Malchiones and Paul LeTourneau prep their gigantic A-10 jets

The Malchiones and Paul LeTourneau prep their gigantic A-10 jets

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