On Saturday, April 23, 2005, Deuces Wild, NX96CW, made a successful First FLight. Piloted by Les Benson, of Alfa Charters, the Wilcox-Bakeng Duce took off at a little past 10:30 am, climbing away from North Palm Beach County Airport (F45) at better than 1,500 feet per minute. Pilot Les reported that the airplane was "the best set-up and flying airplane of it's type" that he had ever experienced. Powered by a Lycoming O-290-D which had been balanced, had it's camshaft re-ramped, and carb changed to a throttle-body fuel injector, the airplane had little problem on it's maiden voyage. Power off stall was at 50 mph IAS, full flaps lowered this number to 41 mph IAS. The airplane was very controllable throughout it's full range of flight maneuvers. The initial flight lasted 2.6 hours.