Aviation Activities

2017 Judging Awards

SUN ‘n FUN

2017 GRAND CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to all the 2017 SUN ‘n FUN Aircraft Award Winners. Thank you for bringing your aircraft to SUN ‘n FUN for all our guests to enjoy.

Click here for a full list of award winners.

Grand Champion

Antique

David & Jeannie Allen

1930 WACO ASO
David & Jeannie Allen, Elbert, CO

Grand Champion

Custom Antique

Frederick J. Vyfvinkel

1941 Piper J-3 Cub
Frederick J. Vyfvinkel, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Reserve Grand Champion

Custom Contemporary

W. Lee. Hussey II

1960 Piper Comanche PA-24-250
W. Lee Hussey II, Martinsville, VA

Reserve Grand Champion

Custom Contemporary

Pam and Pete Torell

1959 Piper Apache PA-23-160
Pam & Pete Torell, Port St. Lucie, FL

Grand Champion

Kit Homebuilt

Richard Dixon

Vans RV-7
Richard Dixon, Owensboro, KY

Reserve Grand Champion

Kit Homebuilt

Blake and Sandy Thomas

2007 Nieuport 28
Blake & Sandy Thomas, The Villages, FL

Grand Champion

Plans Homebuilt

Curtis Cumberland

Pitts S-1
Curtis Cumberland, Woodbine, MD

Reserve Grand Champion

Plans Homebuilt

Peter Scott

2008 Skybolt
Peter Scott, Bailieboro, Canada

Grand Champion

Light Sport

Sue Harrelson

Rans S6S
Sue Harrelson, Fredericksburg, VA

Reserve Grand Champion

Light Sport

Steve Felix

2016 Rans S6S
Steve Felix, Churchton, MD

Grand Champion

Seaplane

Jimmy Graham

1957 DHC-2 Beaver
Jimmy Graham, Renton, WA

Reserve Grand Champion

Seaplane

Nick Pontecorvo

1966 Cessna 172 G
Nick Pontecorvo, Key West, FL

Grand Champion

Ultralight

Brian Austein

2016 Lightning Bug
Brian Austein, Hernando, MS

Grand Champion

Warbird

Reid Hays

Bell H-13E “Sioux”
Reid Hays, Sulphur, WA

Reserve Grand Champion

Warbird

Zach McNeill & Tom Harter

Aero Vodochody L-39
Zach McNeill & Tom Harter, Dupage. IL

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