One of a kind aircraft are nothing new to the National Aviation Heritage Invitational, and 2011 was no exception. The 1911 Bleriot XI, the only one in the world today, owned by CC Air Corp. and restored by Chuck Wentworth of Antique Aero, was the winner of the 2011 Rolls-Royce Aviation Heritage Trophy.
The winners of this year’s invitational were recognized in a low-key ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 18, where only the competitors, officials, and organizers were on hand. Ken Perich, Heritage Invitational Director said, “All facets of our competition had been completed, and we felt it was important to finish what we started. These aircraft had been judged and even People’s choice ballots had been cast so all we had to do was award the trophies.”
The entire field of winners can be seen on the LiveAirShowTV website in the video column on the left-side of the home page.
LiveAirShowTV has several more stories from Reno that will be produced, including a profile of the crew of the Huey helicopter that was pressed into action following the crash on Friday, Sept. 16, according to company officials. Highlights and profiles from the Wings Over Houston air show, and the El Paso Amigo Airsho are also scheduled in the coming weeks.