A new award honoring the late Donald W. Grundstrom will debut during the 46th National Stearman Fly-In.
Grundstrom. who lived in Eldridge, IA, died May 24, 2017, at age 94. He was a long-time Deere and Company employee, and a collector of vintage airplanes — including a Red Baron Stearman.
The “Made It Happen” award is based on one of Grundstrom’s favorite sayings.
Three winners will be named, based on who buys the most avgas from Jet Air, Inc. at Galesburg Municipal Airport. Purchases must be “full service”.
The contest will start at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, and end at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
There will be three divisions, based on engine size: 200-225 horsepower, 275/300 horsepower, and 450 horsepower and up.
Special trophies will be presented to the winners.