The Triano Racing DT6 Team has been assembled from the world’s finest, a professional racing team to bring the DT6 aircraft from concept to victory.
Pilot: Justin Phillipson will be working closely with Dave in the development of the new DT6. Having flown almost 10 different F1 racers and with experience in everything from seaplanes to helicopters to regional jets, he brings the necessary background to thoroughly evaluate and develop the racer. Being an A&P and having built his own racer with his brother from scratch gives him the mechanical abilities to keep the production and flying progressing smoothly. With high finishes in the Gold Class at Reno over the last 5 years and a victory at Thailand’s AirRace1, Justin will be the lead development, test and race pilot for the DT6.
Engine Development Specialist: Andrew Higgs The DT6 engine and ancillary systems will be developed by Andrew Higgs, President and CEO of the AC Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. A true racing designer, Andrew has over 30 years in the design, development, and production of powertrains for the F1, Indy, F3000, GT500, Rally Car, LeMans, and MotoGP classes. His extraordinary talents are a massive addition to the DT6 development, instrumental in our goal to build the fastest Formula One racing aircraft in history.
Tooling and Systems Specialist: Josh Phillipson Josh is an exceptional craftsman with an exacting eye for detail and strong engineering. Josh and his brother Justin created their ‘No Strings Attached’ IF1 racer which has finished strong the last two years at Reno (5th and 3rd) and was victorious at the inaugural AirRace1 race in Thailand, 2016. Josh will be working closely with Dave to develop the high-precision hard tooling for the DT6, and lending his talents to the build of this remarkable racer.
Propeller Specialist: Roger Sturgess Roger has been the driving force behind the Technical development of the fastest IF1 racers in history, and we are proud to have his talents on board in the development of the radical new propellers for the DT6 project. Roger is the Mathematical Guru of IF1, with a peerless knowledge of the engineering of racing aircraft, an amazing asset to the DT6 Team.