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Restored DC-2 wins Howard Hughes Trophy.(odds&ends)

This year's National Aviation Heritage Invitational, held in conjunction with the Reno National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., featured a new category intended to recognize large aircraft including commercial transports. ATW was a sponsor of the Large Aircraft competition. Winner of the Howard Hughes Trophy was this beautifully restored 1934 Douglas DC-2 owned by Clay Lacy of Van Nuys, Calif., and restored by Pete Regina.


Lacy is something of an aviation legend himself. A former United Airlines pilot, he is the founder and CEO of Clay Lacy Aviation, an accomplished air-to-air photographer and cinematographer (he worked on "Top Gun" and "The Right Stuff'), and holder of numerous aviation speed records. …

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