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?
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
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.”
Spirit of Flight
Leigh Bedia – Morning Sunrise Spirit A320
Tie: Bryn Forbes and Steve Griffin
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 Place: Bryn Forbes – Molokai North Shore
2nd Place: Bryn Forbes – Contrail Shadow
3rd Place: Steve Griffin – Miss Piggy Alaska C46
1st Place: Bryn Forbes – Vienna Night Ops
2nd Place: Steve Griffin – Toronto Airport
3rd Place: Bryn Forbes – Vienna Ramp
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.
1st Place: Dave Kessler – Alaska L-100
2nd Place: Mike Krueger – Bonanza F-27
1st Place: Ken Miller – Douglas DC-10 House Colors
1st Place: Ken Miller – Southwest Airizona One 737
2nd Place: Bob Vendetti – Canadien 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: Mark Shem – Hughes/Republic DC-9
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
Tom Stephany Memorial Best Arizona Airliner
Clint Groves Memorial Judges Best of Show
Dave Kessler – Alaska L-100
People’s Choice – Most Popular Model
Andrew Stiffler – America West Dash 8