Mac's Seaplane Service's 1949 Cessna 195 won the gold "Lindy" award at the EAA AirVenture Airshow recently.
(Rising Sun, Ind.) - A local seaplane business’s vintage airplane has been named one of the top aircraft of its kind.
Milan resident Troy MacVey operates Mac’s Seaplane Service on the Ohio River in Rising Sun. The new business provides public air tours of the area and trains pilots seeking their seaplane certification.
MacVey’s 1949 Cessna 195 seaplane won the gold “Lindy” award - named for American aviation legend Charles Lindbergh - at the nationally-renowned Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2012 AirVenture Airshow in OshKosh, Wisconsin on July 28.
“It is just a beautiful art-deco style aircraft. Very rare,” MacVey said.
The silver six-seater seaplane is equipped with two pontoons, allowing it to land and take off from the Ohio River in Rising Sun.
MacVey recently purchased the plane and brought it back to Rising Sun earlier this month. It will be used for public seaplane rides through Mac’s Seaplane Service.