Congratulations to Doug Turnbull and his 1946 Piper PA-12. His trusty bird received the Best Back Country Custom Classic award during the recent 2022 SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida. Doug and his plane were also recognized during the Aircraft Judging Awards Banquet held on the Saturday evening during the event.

SUN ‘n FUN started from humble beginnings in 1974 as a fly-in for sport aviation enthusiasts. It has since grown into one of the largest and most successful aviation events on earth. With over 200,000 visitors attending each year, the Expo is said to be Florida’s largest annual convention of any kind. For its enthusiastic participants, SUN ‘n FUN has become known as “Aviation’s Season Opener” or “Spring Break for Pilots.”

Click here to learn more about the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo.

Click here to see the 2022 Aircraft Judging Awards Grand Champions, as well as a full list of award winners.