May 16, 2003
Like most people, David Altman ( AOPA 1422563) was a little nervous when the certified letter arrived. But he opened it, and "I was ecstatic! I'd won a trip to fly a Waco—how cool! I never win anything."
Altman is the latest monthly winner in AOPA's two-year Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes to claim his prize—a chance to spend the better part of a day in a Waco biplane similar to the sweepstakes' grand prize, a beautifully restored 1940 Waco UPF-7.
Click here to read about it in his own words.
Altman won a trip to Sedona, Ariz., and a flight with Mike Potts of Red Rock Biplanes.
"It was apparent that Mike knew a whole lot about these machines and really loved flying them," Altman said. "The weather from the previous day had blown through, and that big red Waco looked beautiful against the blue sky and red rocks of Sedona."
Each month during the two-year sweepstakes period, one winner is selected for the opportunity to go flying in a Waco. Each monthly winner also gets a beautiful leather bomber jacket with a Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes emblem on the back.
Early in 2004, the winner of the grand prize will be selected. The Waco UPF-7 was lovingly restored by Rare Aircraft, Ltd., of Owatonna, Minn. Everyone who joins or renews membership in AOPA during the sweepstakes period is automatically entered. No purchase is necessary to enter. Visit the Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes rules page for complete rules and eligibility requirements.
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