Our 38th annual event was held on 17-18 June 2017 with the support primarily from Stansted Branch and The Squadron/North Weald Flying Services. Every year we recognise some aviation anniversaries and this year we marked the 80th anniversary of the formation of Piper Aircraft, one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers. In 2017 three Piper aircraft were also reaching anniversaries their first flights too. It was 80 years since the first flight of the J-3 Cub, which was known as the L-4 Grasshopper when used extensively in WW2 by the USAAF. It was 70 years since the first flight of Piper's first post war designs the PA-16 Vagabond and it was 50 years since the first flight of the PA-28R Cherokee Arrow, which saw the introduction of retractable undercarriage on the Cherokee range. Over one of the hottest weekends of 2017 (apparently too hot for some pilots!) we had a good range of aircraft for our visitors to see and a good social atmosphere. Some images from 2017 are shown below.Thanks to all those visitors who joined us by air and road, our vendors and volunteers. As always we awarded a number of trophies to visiting aircraft and details of these are below.

FLY-IN AWARDS 2017 - Awarded Saturday 17 June

AWARD CATEGORY CRITERIA Winner

(Aircraft
registration)

Pilot Comments
JOHN COOK MEMORIAL TROPHY The aircraft which embodies the "Spirit of the Fly-In". The "Enthusiasts choice". G-BRHP

Aeronca L-3C

Mr McCormish
ANTIQUE AEROPLANE COMPANY BEST RESTORATION G-BEDA

CASA 1.131 Jungmann

Mr Berry
A J JACKSON TROPHY CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

Best presented aircraft of any type

G-BSED

PA-22 (Mod)

Mr Lloyd
Best of theme Types
Piper J3/L4 Cub G-NCUB Mr Willies
Piper PA-15 Vagabond G-BIAP (PA-16) Mr Bish Awarded to PA-16 Clipper in absence of PA15s
Piper PA-28R Arrow G-AVWO Mr Cahill

















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