AI 2021 PHX Contest Results


During Airliners International we hold several contests. The winners in each of the categories are announced at the Saturday evening banquet, where we also hold our always-popular Trivia and Name the Plane contests.

Entries in the Postcards, Photography, and Model-Building contests are accepted until Saturday morning.

The winners in each contest are listed below.

Perhaps you’ll consider entering a contest in Chicago at Airliners International 2022?


TRIVIA CONTEST

1st Place – John Debrey (sp?)

2nd Place – Daniel Gradwohl

3rd Place – Michael Rairden

Rubber Ducky Award – Steve Jardosm


NAME THE PLANE CONTEST

1st Place – Michael Rairden

2nd Place – Robert Trader

3rd Place – Phil Brooks

Better Luck Next Time– BGMiller


POSTCARD CONTEST

This year we had a tie for First Place between Rick Neyland and Lindsey Moore. Rick was awarded first for “best following the contest rules” and Lindsey was awarded first for being “most creative.”

First Place Tie: Rick Neyland – American Airlines Convair 990 at El Paso, TX
First Place Tie: Lindsey Moore – The History of Frontier Airlines

Honorable Mention: Lindsey Moore: Legacy of Frontier Airlines

PHOTO CONTEST

Spirit of Flight

Leigh Bedia – Morning Sunrise Spirit A320

Leigh Bedia – Morning Sunrise Spirit A320

Most Popular

Tie: Bryn Forbes and Steve Griffin

Bryn Forbes – Southwest Night Departure-Atlanta
Steve Griffin – British Airways 777

Air

1st Place: Mike Chew – Alaska More to Love 737

2nd Place: Mike Chew – Two United 747s at SFO

3rd Place: Ken Miller – Omni 777 Sunset Takeoff SJC

1st PlaceMike Chew
Alaska More to Love 737
2nd Place – Mike Chew
Two United 747s at SFO
3rd Place – Ken Miller
Omni 777 Sunset Takeoff SJC

Aerial

1st Place: Bryn Forbes – Molokai North Shore

2nd Place: Bryn Forbes – Contrail Shadow   

3rd Place: Steve Griffin – Miss Piggy Alaska C46

1st Place – Bryn Forbes
Molokai North Shore
2nd Place – Bryn Forbes
Contrail Shadow
3rd Place – Steve Griffin
Miss Piggy Alaska C46

Ground

1st Place: Bryn Forbes – Vienna Night Ops

2nd Place: Steve Griffin – Toronto Airport

3rd Place: Bryn Forbes – Vienna Ramp

1st Place – Bryn Forbes
Vienna Night Ops
2nd Place – Steve Griffin
Toronto Airport
3rd Place – Bryn Forbes
Vienna Ramp

MODEL CONTEST

This year seven modelers entered 21 models. 

Andrew Stiffler entered the most models with eight entries, including six as part of his Alaska Golden Nugget collection for a total of 13 models.

Dave Kessler was the last to enter registering on Friday night which was better than a typical last-minute Saturday morning registration.

Small Prop  

1st Place: Dave Kessler – Alaska L-100

2nd Place: Mike Krueger – Bonanza F-27

1st Place – Dave Kessler
Alaska L-100
2nd Place – Mike Krueger
Bonanza F-47

Small Jet

1st Place: Ken Miller – Douglas DC-10 House Colors

1st Place – Ken Miller
Douglas DC-10 House Colors

Medium Jet

1st Place: Ken Miller – Southwest Airizona One 737

2nd Place: Bob Vendetti – Canadien F-28

3rd Place: Mark Shem – US Air Shuttle 727

1st Place – Ken Miller
Southwest Arizona One 73
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2nd Place – Bob Venditti
Canadian F-28
3rd Place – Mark Shem
US Air Shuttle 727

Large Prop and Jet

1st Place: Rick Neyland – United Boeing 247D

2nd Place: Andrew Stiffler – Mid Continent DC-3

3rd Place: Andrew Stiffler – Greenland Air Twin Otter

1st Place – Rick Neyland
United Boeing 247D
2nd Place – Andrew Stiffler
Mid Continent DC-3
3rd Place – Andrew Stiffler
Greenland Air Twin Otte
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Major Conversion

1st Place: Mark Shem – Hughes/Republic DC-9

1st Place – Mark Shem
Hughes/Republic DC-9

Diorama/Collection

1st Place: Andrew Stiffler – Alaska Airlines Golden Nugget Planes

1st Place – Andrew Stiffler
Alaska Airlines Golden Nugget Planes

Flights of Fancy

1st Place: Ken Miller – American 747 Egg Plane

2nd Place: Andrew Stiffler – JAL Boeing 2707 SST

1st Place – Ken Miller
American 747 Egg Plane
2nd Place – Andrew Stiffler
JAL Boeing 2707 SST

Tom Stephany Memorial Best Arizona Airliner

Ken Miller – Southwest Arizona One 737 

Clint Groves Memorial Judges Best of Show

Dave Kessler – Alaska L-100

Dave Kessler – Alaska L-100

People’s Choice – Most Popular Model

Andrew Stiffler – America West Dash 8

Andrew Stiffler – America West Dash 8
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