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2022 Aircraft Judging Awards

SUN ‘n FUN

2022 GRAND CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to all the 2022 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 - Bronze Age

Antique

N21361 Bronze Age Champion Antique web

1938 Aeronca Chief
Steve Sierens - Deland, FL

Grand Champion

Classic Custom

N195KJ Grand Champion Classic Custom 1952 Cessna 195 Web

1952 Cessna 195
Ricky and Jennie Gilbride - Ringold, GA

Reserve Grand Champion

Classic Custom

N17VG Reserve Grand Champion Classic Custom1948 Piper PA-17 Vagabond Web

1948 Piper PA-17 Vagabond
Aeron Fout - Merritt Island, FL

Grand Champion

Contemporary Custom

N9914S Grand Champion Contemporary Custom 1967 Piper Cherokee 140 web

1967 Piper Cherokee 140
Robert Sheffield - Mooreville, NC

Reserve Grand Champion

Contemporary Custom

N6494P Reserve Grand Champion Contemporary Custom 1959 Piper Comanche 250 Web

1959 Piper Comanche 250
Greg Piehl - St. Petersburg, FL

Grand Champion

Homebuilt - Kit

N6LV Grand Champion Kit-Homebuilt 2021 Vans RV-6 web

2021 Van's RV-6
Ray Eaton - Plantation, FL

Reserve Grand Champion

Homebuilt - Kit

N717AZ Reserve Grand Champion Kit-Homebuilt 2020 Vans RV-7 Web

2020 Vans RV-7
Darwin Barrie - Chandler, AZ

Grand Champion

Light Sport

N410AM Grand Champion Light Sport 2022 Aeroprakt A22LS Foxbat Web

2022 Aeroprakt A22LS Foxbat
Dennis Long - Searcy, AR

Reserve Grand Champion

Light Sport

N717SL Reserve Grand Champion Light Sport 2022 BRM Aero Bristell Web

2022 BRM Aero Bristell
John Rathmell

Grand Champion - Float

Seaplane

N139N Grand Champion Float 2020 Sea Twister Web

2020 Sea Twister
William Lowery - Geneva, FL

Grand Champion - Amphibian

Seaplane

N578CB Grand Champion Amphibian 2015 V8 Seabee Robinson Special web

2015 VA Seabee / Robinson Special
David Boyd - Weatherford, TX

Reserve Grand Champion

Warbirds

NL51DT Reserve Grand Champion NAA P-51 Mustang Web

P-51 Mustang
Jim Martin - Leesburg, FL

Grand Champion

Warbirds

NX692CK Grand Champion P-40 Warhawk web

P40N Warhawk
Ed and Marsha Wilsey - Okeechobee, FL

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