November 11, 2009
Michael P. Collins
Otto Sorg, a 25-hour student pilot from Dexter, Mich., on September 12 won Sporty's Pilot Shop's twenty-fifth annual sweepstakes airplane.
"I don't believe it," Sorg said when Sporty’s President Michael Wolf called to tell him the news. "If I'm stuttering, there's a reason for it."
Sorg, who's learning to fly in Ann Arbor, Mich., won a new Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP with a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit and two Bose Aviation X headsets.
The drawing for Sporty's next sweepstakes airplane, also a G1000-equipped Cessna 172, has been scheduled for September 10, 2008.
Aircraft and Avionics
Frustration-free manuals are now available for the Garmin GTN 650 and 750 panel-mount units.
The Flight Data Systems GT-50 G-meter is now available for certificated aircraft.
To help pilots focus on learning the avionics, Garmin on Nov. 12 launched an interactive online training course for the G5000 integrated flight deck.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.