Vistitors to the Website have seen that two Little Toot planes returned from Oshkosh with awards earned at the 2011 EAA AirVenture fly-in. They were Phil Witt's Tinker Bell, NX848Z and Gary Platner's Mighty Mouse, N734MM.
Little Toot has a long history of outstanding achievement. Perhaps you've noticed the little picture on the home page of George Meyer kneeling with the two of the three awards he earned with Little Toot in 1957.
Tommy earned EAA awards at Oshkosh in 1997, a Bronze Lindy, for work with "Tommy's Toot," N62TR. In 1999, another award was earned (with Phill Witt) for work, again, with "Tommy's Toot" N62TR, the award was the Paul Poberenzy Founder's Award for Best Restoration of Classic Homebuilts.
In 2000, forty-three years after the original Little Toot, N61G, won its first two awards, Tommy Meyer earned another achievement award with his dad's original aircraft, the Paul Poberenzy Founder's Award for Best Restoration of Classic Homebuilts.
Tommy achieved the same award in 2000 as he earned in 1999! The Paul Poberenzy Award, back-to-back, with two different aircraft. Never been done before, or since. For more on the 2000 comeback, view the N61G Restoration Pictures.
Little Toot Awards
George Meyer Would Be Proud
Phil Witt's Tinkerbell won a Bronze Lindy for Plans Built Champion and Gary Platner's Mighty Mouse won a plaque for Plans Outstanding Workmanship
The 2011 Bronze Lindy for Phil Witt's Tinker Bell, NX848Z and the Award Plaque for Plans Outstanding Workmanship for Gary Platner's Mighty Mouse, N734MM.
Click the newspaper to see a article on Phil's Award.
The 1997 Bronze Lindy & 1999 Poberenzy Award for N62TR
and the 2000 Poberenzy Award for N61G
The 1997 Bronze Lindy &
1999 Poberenzy Award for N62TR
The large trophy in the center is the Mechanix Illustrated First Place Achievement Award.
The trophy on the left is for Second Place for Outstanding Design.
The third award (on right) is for Second Place, Longest Distance Flown to AirVenture (Corpus Christi to Miwaukee).
There was no GPS in those days and the trip is 1179 air miles!!