May 2, 2013 - Warbird attendance at the 2013 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, was solid, with over 160 warbirds registered throughout the week.
The judges were kept busy evaluating fighters, bombers, trainers, L-birds, jets, and observation aircraft and determined the events “best of show”.
Here is a list of the 2013 winners:
Grand Champion Warbird - Tim E. Brown, Spartanburg SC - North American T-28C, N10NA
Returning Grand Champion - Jim Tobul, Bamberg SC - Chance Vought F4U-4, N713JT
Best Bomber - Commemorative Air Force, Midland TX - Curtiss SB2C, N92879
Best Trainer - James T. Capps, Sr., Greenville AL - Boeing N2S-3, N4878N
Best Liaison / Observation - Bryan Jorgensen, Powder Springs GA - Piper L-21B, N3907E
Tim E. Brown’s 2013 Sun ‘n Fun Grand Champion Warbird, T-28