Diana Stanger and her Aero Vodochody L-139 received the award for Best Jet; Drew Bowlds and his RV-8 took home the Kit Champion – Bronze Lindy; Thomas Irion and his Velocity took home the Grand Champion Kit Built – Gold Lindy; Kenneth Orloff and his Marquart MA-5 took home the Grand Champion Plans Built – Gold Lindy; and DJ Dondelinger took home the Gold Lindy for his 1955 deHavilland Beaver.
In other AirVenture news, the Scheme Designers Scavenger Hunt was again a hit, company officials note. Veteran Scavenger Hunt sister team, Amelia and Piper Stagg, aged 12 and 10 respectively, again took home this year’s grand prize for the second year in a row. The whole Stagg family got into the spirit of the paint scheme hunt, making it an important part of their visit to AirVenture. The sisters will take home two custom desktop models from Factory Direct Models as their grand prize