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Casa Grande Cactus Fly-In 2008 Award Winners

This event took place March 7 and 8, 2008. In addition to the normal fly-in festivities, the AAA/APM announced a plan for revitalizing the APM and creating a long term endowment. Brent Taylor and Paul Berge delivered the announcement.

Photos by Brent Taylor and Chuck Stewart

Award Winners

Best in Type

  • Aeronca, N-29166, 65TC L-3, Mike Friedrich, Casa Grande, AZ
  • Bellanca, N-711W, 14-19-2, Michael Gardner, Goodyear, AZ
  • Cessna, N-2BK, O-1F Birddog, Richard Bunting, San Diego, CA
  • Luscombe, N-77L, 8F, Joe Pribilo, Santee, CA
  • Navion, N-114E, E, Roger Rempert, Chandler, AZ
  • Piper, N-6820B, Tripacer PA-22, Dale Thomson, Phoenix, AZ
  • Swift, N-80733, GC1B, Janet Dicker, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Stinson N-6164M, 108-3, Bobby Jo Smith, Palmdale, CA
  • Taylorcraft, N-34237, BC-12D85, Skip Egdorf, Los Alamos, NM


  • National Antique Airplane Association Award - Baby Ace, N-82482, Dennis Hall, Tucson, AZ
  • Antique Airplane Association-Texas Chapter Award - Funk B85C, N-77708, Keith Olson, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Longest Distance - Aeronca 7AC, N-82595, Ralph Gazarian, Langley, WA
  • Youngest Pilot - Ashley Flanzer, Chandler, AZ, Citabria, N-1960P
  • Grand Champion - N-133JH, Bucker Jungmeister, John Hickman, LaMesa, CA
  • People's Choice - N-3188, Stearman, Bill Allen, San Diego, CA

Best of Class

  • Classic Cabin Monoplane, N-999WT, Howard DGA15P, Peggy Peterson, Aguila, AZ
  • Experimental, N-274Y, Mullicoupe, Mark Holliday, Ft. Lupton, CO
  • Neo-Classic: 1946-1956, N-58038, DeHavilland DHC-1, Jack Pollack and Claire Stewart, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Next Generation Antique, N-1356Y, Starduster, Mike Still, Chandler, AZ
  • Replica, N-981RM, DeHavilland DH-4, Roy McCaldin, Tucson, AZ
  • Transport, N-2072, Lockheed 12-A, Joseph Shepherd, Fayetteville, GA
  • Warbird (Service During Conflict), N-151KW, North American P-51D, Bill Wiemann, Chandler, AZ
  • WWII Trainer: 1942-1945, N-9923H, Boeing A75N1, Edward Miller, Santa Rosa, CA