DELPHIC - Key Persons

Bill Clark

Bill has a life-long interest in aviation, design, and the art of engineering. While growing up in the industrial Midwest , he loved to learn how everything worked. As a teenager, he flew small planes across country with his dad. After buying several sets of blueprints of WWII planes, he discovered that he had a passion for cutaways. He always loved the symmetry and elegance of an airplane and saw the framed cutaway as the perfect way to showcase them. He loves researching airplanes and learning the most arcane details. He strives to show the parts of a plane that made it a success. "I love to draw cutaways of airplanes because I end up really knowing how an aircraft is put together. I always look for why a particular design is superior to its peers and try to reveal the secret of its success in the cutaway." Bill lives in Menlo Park , CA with his wife and three children. You can reach him at

Dave Garcia

Combing his industrial technology and architectural drafting education from Cal Poly, SLO, a 40 year Naval Aviation career, wood working skills, and the ability to use the laser engraver, Dave comes aboard as the overall Naval Aviation technical advisor and laser engraver for our laser wood aircraft model cutaways. He adds a unique and personal dimension to our design work having actually flown the F-4, F-14, A-6, A-4 and A-3 aircraft off of US Navy aircraft carriers and in actual combat. His desire to "get it right" has helped assist in producing our very detailed and to scale wood aircraft model cutaways. "Working for Bill and the gang has allowed me to combine my military experience, computer skills, and wood working abilities, which has made life after military service extremely enjoyable!" You can reach him at

Jan Jacobs

While growing up in a small Ozark Village in northern Arkansas, Jan got the aviation bug at an early age. After earning a BS in Mathematics from Arkansas Tech, he attended Aviation Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He received his Naval Flight Officer wings in 1972. He flew back seat in F-4s until late 1975, completed an overseas shore tour, and resigned his Navy commission in early 1977. He then worked for various companies around San Diego for 12 years, including a six month stint as a flight test engineer for the Tomahawk program. While working in the civilian world, he accepted a Naval Reserve commission and flew F-4 backseats at NAS Miramar on weekends and other odd times from 1978-84. He transitioned to the F-14 Tomcat as his squadron did and flew for another three years. Jan retired from the Naval Reserve in 1992. In 1989, he went to work for the Tailhook Association as The Hook magazine's managing editor and performed those duties for 22 years. You can see some of his photos on his website, or e-mail Jan at