The Mid American Flight Museum Team was presented with the Gold Lindy as the Antique Grand Champion for its restoration of the museum’s 1929 Travel Air 6000. The project encompassed 30,000 hours of work.
Mount Pleasant, TX, August 2, 2021…The Mid American Flight Museum Team was presented with the Gold Lindy as the Antique Grand Champion for its restoration of the museum’s 1929 Travel Air 6000.
“This is an amazing accomplishment and a win not only for the Mid America Flight Museum, but for Mount Pleasant,” said City Manager Ed Thatcher. “Under the leadership of Scott Glover, the owner and curator of the museum, the restoration team put in 30,000 hours of work to bring this beauty back to its full glory, and we can’t be prouder of their success.”
According to the AirVenture website, hundreds of gorgeous, striking airplanes arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh every year in hopes of winning a Lindy Award. Only a handful come away with any sort of award. Fewer still come away with a Lindy.
Awards are given out across six categories: Homebuilts, Warbirds, Vintage, Ultralights, Seaplanes, and Rotorcraft. Entrants can only be considered for one category each year and are not eligible for the same or any lower-tier awards if they have won in the past.
Looks are considered in award judging, but the quality of craftsmanship in the aircraft is a crucial factor as well. Careful construction and/or restoration, as well as tireless maintenance, is essential in winning a Lindy.
Glover started the Mid America Flight Museum in 2013, which now boasts a stunning collection of aircraft from a 1925 Waco Nine to the 1951 Grumman Albatross. And everything at the museum flies or is being restored to fly. The museum is open free of charge to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., so come see the Gold Lindy Award Winner yourself, soon!
Find more details at: midamericaflightmuseum.com