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Tom Marson, a veteran pilot who built and flew his own planes, has devoted his time to building and flying model airplanes in his town of Hudson home. The 82-year-old Marson continued flying until he was 80 and sold his favorite plane. Photo by Jon Echternacht

Flying machines: Hudson man builds airplanes of all sizes

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To say Tom Marson has a gargantuan love of flying is probably a gross understatement.

By his own admission he built his first model airplane at age 10 or 11. At age 12 he rejoiced over the early morning news on the radio that Jimmy Doolittle had bombed Tokyo with a group of B-25s flown off an aircraft carrier deck in the Pacific during World War II.


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