One of the great delights of working with planes is seeing planes come back to life after being derelict or not maintained over the years. The National Aviation Heritage Invitational started up in 1999 in conjuncture with Rolls Royce, Reno Air Racing Foundation and the National Aviation Hall of Fame. An award is given to multiple categories of aircraft restoration with the grand prize, the Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy, being given out to one individual and there restoration project. All the aircraft below were part of various restoration categories. The Travel Air 6000 and Super Cobra both won in their categories.
Dad, Brent and I stood at the fence down at heritage a lot more this year than in the past. After the heats in the day the static display planes would fly in after hours. It was rather perfect for us. There was always great light on the aircraft as they flew in which made them more desirable to photograph.