Greetings from Antique Airfield,
While we await more photos from our various official photographers (and anyone else that would care to forward images of the planes, people & events) of the 2017 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in, we’d like to offer the following images of the Grand Champion & Sweepstakes award winners.
While not a comprehensive report (that will be published in the next issue of the Antique Airfield Runway), this should give all an idea of the variety, and quality of the Antique & Classic aircraft that were in attendance.
More award winners and photos in the next update!
Brent Taylor President AAA Fly-in Chairman
Sweepstakes Homebuilt 1984 Corben Super Ace Poplar Grove Airmotive Poplar Grove, IL Flown by; Trent Davis (Nigel Hitchman photo)
Grand Champion Homebuilt 1977 Westphal Parrakeet Vaughn Lovley New Prague, MN (Megan Rochelle Photo)
Sweepstakes Neo-Classic (1946-1956) 1946 Aeronca 11AC Ryan Harter Greenfield, IN (Jim Savage photo)
Grand Champion Neo-Classic (1946-1956) 1946 Aeronca 7AC Classic Aviation Inc. Pella, IA (Megan Rochelle Photo)
Sweepstakes Warbird (1941-1945) Aeronca L-16 Charles Barth Pekin, IL (No photo available)
Grand Champion Warbird (1941-1945) 1943 Boeing A75N1 Edward Miller Santa Rosa, CA (Paul Stevens photo)
Sweepstakes Classic (1936-1941) 1937 Stinson SR-8B Dave Lunsford Bayfield, CO Flown by; Ben Redman (Dean Coryell photo)
Grand Champion Classic (1936-1941) 1939 Spartan 7W Jim Savage Gibsonia, PA (Tom Gehman photo)
Sweepstakes Antique (pre-1936) 1931 Curtiss Wright Sedan Historic Aircraft Restoration Center St. Louis, MO Flown by Glen Peck (Tom Gehman photo)
Grand Champion Antique (pre-1936) 1929 Pitcairn PA-6 Ryan Lihs Sioux City, IA (Jack Fleetwood photo)