November 11, 2009
AOPA would like to thank the following companies that donated or discounted their products and services to restore AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes Waco UPF-7 or are otherwise assisting with the project.
ELT ACK Technologies Inc., 440 West Julian Street, San Jose, California 95110; 408/287-8021; fax 408/971-6897; www.ackavionics.com.
Upholstery Airovation Inc., 14871 Pioneer Trail, Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; 952/944-9690; fax 952/944-0758; www.airovation.com; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waco monthly flight providers Biplane Rides, Mike and Kendle Hanson, 3355 East Spring Street, Number 10, Long Beach, California 90806; 562/427-9433; www.biplanefun.com; e-mail email@example.com.
Aircraft covers Bruce's Custom Covers, 989 E. California Ave., Sunnyvale, California 94085; 800/777-6405; www.aircraftcovers.com; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parachutes Butler Parachute Systems Inc., Post Office Box 6098, 1820 Loudon Avenue, N.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24017-0098; 540/342-2501; fax 540/342-4037; www.butlerparachutes.com; e-mail email@example.com.
Leather upholstery hides Douglass Interior Products Inc., 2000-124th Avenue N.E., Bellevue, Washington 98005; 800/722-7272 or 425/455-2120; www.dipi.com.
Avionics (including GPS/com and transponder) Garmin International, 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062; 913/397-8200; fax 913/397-8282; www.garmin.com.
Battery and electrolyte Gill Aircraft Batteries (Teledyne Continental Motors), 840 West Brockton Avenue, Redlands, California 92374; 909/793-3131; fax 909/793-5818; www.gillbatteries.com.
Seatbelts Hooker Custom Harness Inc., 1322 South Harlem Avenue, Suite B, Freeport, Illinois 61032; 815/233-5478; fax 815/233-5479.
Fuel-flow computer J.P. Instruments Inc., 3185-B Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, California 92626; 800/345-4574 or 714/557-3805; fax 714/557-9840; www.jpinstruments.com.
Main wheels and brakes, and tailwheel Parker Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland Wheels and Brakes, 1160 Center Road, Avon, Ohio 44011; 440/937-1315 or 800/272-5464; fax 440/937-5409; www.parker.com/cleveland/.
Leather helmets Perrone Leather, 50 South Main Street, Gloversville, New York 12078; 518/725-9144; www.perroneleather.com.
Paint PPG Industries (for aircraft refinishing), Automotive Refinish and Commercial Coating, 19699 Progress Drive, Strongsville, Ohio 44149; 440/572-2800; www.ppg.com (click on "refinish").
Intercom PS Engineering Inc., 9800 Martel Road, Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772; 800/427-2376 or 865/988-9800; fax 865/988-6619; www.ps-engineering.com.
Engine Radial Engines Ltd., 9550 West Seward Road, Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044; 405/433-2263; fax 405/433-2202; www.radialengines.com.
Aircraft restoration Rare Aircraft Ltd., Owatonna Airport, 3431 West Frontage Road, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060; 507/451-6611; fax 507/451-1904; www.rareaircraft.com.
Starter overhaul RB Aero Inc., 14711 Lull Street, Van Nuys, California 91405; 818/785-5459; fax 818/785-0378.
Avionics installation R.C. Avionics, St. Paul Downtown Airport, 525 Eaton, St. Paul, Minnesota 55107; 651/228-9760.
Tailwheel tire conversion Russ Aircraft, Post Office Box 224, Avery, California 95224; 209/795-9378 or 800/304-7371; fax 209/795-2407.
Magneto and distributor overhaul, wiring harness work Savage Magneto Service, 21310 Cloud Way, Hayward, California 94545; 510/782-7081.
Headsets Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, 1 Enterprise Drive, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371; 860/434-4550; fax 586/816-7196; www.sennheiserusa.com/aviation/.
Alternator and controller Skytronics Inc., 227 Oregon Street, El Segundo, California 90245; 310/322-6284 or 800/421-6846; fax 310/322-6160; www.skytronicsinc.com.
Spark plugs Unison Industries, Slick Aircraft Products, 530 Blackhawk Park Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61104-5193; 815/965-4700; www.unisonindustries.com.
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