The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual Airventure fly-in was recently held at it’s usual spot in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Hundreds of planes from hand-built to military converge on the small field for the largest air display in North America. Among the many attendees, several Missourian owners and planes won awards for their display’s. Below is a quick list of the local winners, full list and overview available at the Oshkosh website.
Classic (September 1945-1955)
Outstanding Cessna 190/195 – Small Plaque John Barron Perry, Missouri 1948 Cessna 195, N195GW
Custom Class A (0-80 hp) – Small Plaque Robert Stegman St. Peters, Missouri 1946 Luscombe 8A, N45896
Grand Champion – Gold Lindy Dillon Barron Perry, Missouri 1954 Cessna 170B, N1899C
Dillon Barron’s C-170 while under restoration. Photo by Barron. (More coming soon)
Piper PA-24 Comanche – Outstanding in Type Mark Zeiler St. Joseph, Missouri 1962 Piper PA-24-250, N7920P
WARBIRD Preservation Award
Pat Devine, Jim Johnson, Bob Vasquez & Charlie Grott St. Charles, Missouri Aeronca L-16A, N1143V
VINTAGEAntique (through August 1945)
Also, since this plane was built in St. Louis, (they only built 2) and just came through Creve Coeur on the way up to OSH:
Silver Age (1928-1936) Outstanding Open-Cockpit Biplane
Michael Rinker Union City, Tennessee 1932 Curtiss Wright Travel Air B-14-B, N12332
Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who make’s this event happen year after year!