This year the team trophy was renamed The Mc Neill/Cuny Team Trophy in honor
of Fred Cuny. Fred and Bob Mc Neill flew as a team for several years, before Bob's death. Fred was
killed more recently while providing humanitarian assistance in Chechnya. The
trophy was presented to the team of Jousma and Schwartz by Fred's parents Mr.
and Mrs Gene Cuny.
This years "Spifft" Award goes to Jerry Beaty for his beautiful restoration
work on 655, an E model. The restored ship looks like it just rolled out of
the factory, complete with an original exterior paint scheme and original
plackards. The instrument panel is beautiful too. Believe it or not, this
ship was a wreck one year ago. The tail, the fuselage and one wing were