AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes - Restoration Updates

November 11, 2009

Win a Waco UPF-7 Biplane!

AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes is your chance to experience aviation history. To mark the 100th anniversary of flight, AOPA is giving you the chance to win a true classic of the skies ... a totally rebuilt 1940 Waco biplane trainer!

To celebrate the centennial of the Wright brothers' first powered flight, AOPA asked Rare Aircraft of Owatonna, Minnesota, to restore the original airframe of a Waco UPF-7.

You can read about the Waco's refurbishment - just click on the AOPA Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes links below.

You can't win AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes if you don't enter, so renew your membership or join AOPA today, and you will be automatically entered to win! Your entry also qualifies you for monthly drawings to win a ride in a similar Waco biplane.

Sweepstakes � Find out how you can enter the AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes...and how to enhance your chances of winning the Waco.
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Articles - Read about the restoration of the Waco, from the pages of AOPA Pilot magazine.
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Photos and commentary � Al Marsh provides an exclusive AOPA Online look into the nitty-gritty details of rebuilding a Waco.
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AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes photo gallery - Watch the Waco's restoration.
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Win a ride in a Waco - Winners are chosen at random each month.
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In the news
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Contributors - Companies that are donating or discounting their products and services to restore AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes Waco UPF-7, or are otherwise assisting with the project.
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AOPA Waco UPF-7 - Want to literally take a look around our AOPA Waco UPF-7 sweepstakes airplane? Use your cursor to spin the aircraft around for a look at all sides, and notice as you do the movement of the clouds in this unusual photograph by Oshkosh-based photographer Mark Schaible. Schaible traveled to Rare Aircraft in Owatonna, Minnesota, to make the panoramic view. (Requires the free QuickTime Player.)
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Rare Aircraft - Click and drag on the picture for a 360-degree interactive image of the shop where the Waco is being restored. (Requires the free QuickTime Player.)
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Additional Waco information - The lowdown, compiled by AOPA's Aviation Services department.

Updated Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:03:11 PM