U.S. Nationals Power Awards

Competitors flying powered aircraft are eligible to win these awards at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships:

Mike Murphy Cup

This trophy is awarded to the Winner of the power Unlimited category at the U.S.
National Aerobatic Championships who then becomes the reigning U. S. National Aerobatic Champion. The Mike Murphy Cup was conceived and donated by Mike Murphy of Ohio. Mr. Murphy was an aerobatic pioneer and a leader in international aerobatics for many years. The trophy is given each year to the U. S. National Aerobatic Champion as he wished to honor that pilot. details

Betty Skelton Trophy

Presented to the top-placing woman in the power Unlimited category at the U. S.
National Aerobatic Championships. The trophy was conceived and donated by
Mrs.Betty Skelton Frankman, Former Feminine International Aerobatic Champion
and pilot of the famous Pitts "Little Stinker". Her aircraft is in the collection of the
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Betty helped popularize this
superb aerobatic aircraft. details

 

The Goodrich Trophy

The trophy was conceived and donated by B.F. Goodrich Aerospace in 1996. The
trophy was first awarded in 1997. The trophy is presented to the highest scoring
power Unlimited non-U.S. citizen at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. details

 

Fred Leidig Trophy

Presented to the winner of the power Intermediate category at the U. S. National Aerobatic Championships. Conceived and donated by Robert H. Wagstaff of
Anchorage,Alaska and presented on behalf of the Southern Arizona Aerobatic
Club, IAC Chapter 62. details

 

MT Propeller Trophy

Gerd Muehlbauer, IAC member and owner of MT Propeller Entwicklung GmbH
conceived the idea for presenting a trophy to the winner of the power Advanced
category at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. details