Kenmore Beavers Win at Oshkosh
For the first time EAA AirVenture Oshkosh began in 1953, three Kenmore Beavers entered to win the highly sought-after Lindy Awards. All three brought home the metal.
Mark Stevens’ de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, N591DB won the Gold Lindy for Seaplane.
Jimmy Graham’s de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, 188JG won the Bronze Lindy for Seaplane.
John Viskop’s de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, N328JV won Best Metal for Seaplane.
What is a Lindy Award?
The Lindy Awards are named after legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh. Aircraft can be entered into one of six categories: Homebuilts, Warbirds, Vintage, Ultralights, Seaplanes, and Rotorcraft.
Judges take into account not only how the aircraft looks, but the degree of craftsmanship involved in building, restoring and maintaining the planes.
Several of the members from our Rebuild Program pose with Mark Stevens' Gold Lindy and John Viskop’s Best Metal. Kenmore Air's Rebuild Program wouldn't be possible without the skill and expertise of these amazing individuals.
Kenmore Air’s Maintenance Department has been rebuilding and maintaining planes since 1946. We handle all our own airframe wiring, avionics installations, sheet metal work, engine overhaul, upholstery, and assembly. This allows us to maintain our world-class standards.
Throughout the years, the Rebuild Program has fully restored more than 150 Beaver airframes. Today, the ‘Kenmore Beaver’ has become the standard for Beaver rebuilds.