Friday, July 1, proved a full and exciting day for this year’s Build-A-Plane team and the Dennis Willows family as work on Sportsman N653LG came to fast-paced conclusion in time for its FAA airworthiness inspection. All hands were busy with final cable adjustments, wrench turning, and placard placements.
The result of their two weeks of effort? Well, the airplane passed, of course. With this team of dedicated and focused young builders, the result was never in doubt. The Glasair Aviation family congratulates Dennis Willows (owner/builder of record), wife Susan, daughter Grace, grandsons Ian and Angus, and this year’s aviation design challenge winners: students Natasha Stemwedel, Logan Feltz, Derrick Cleaves, and Austin Krause; teacher Mike Hansen; and chaperon Jerry Graf. We hope you had as much fun building the Sportsman as we did hosting you.