November 11, 2009
Apr. 14, 2004 - The grand prize in the 2004 AOPA Win-A-Twin Sweepstakes, a better-than-new 1965 Piper Twin Comanche, is fresh out of KD Aviation's paint shop and on display at Sun 'n Fun at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Fla.
From there, it's on to Sebastian Communication of Merritt Island, Fla., for a complete panel makeover. When it's done, it'll look like the artist's rendering below.
Plans for the new panel include a full Garmin avionics stack, including the CNX-80, the first certified WAAS-enabled GPS unit; a PMA8000 audio panel and PAV80 entertainment system with AM/FM radio, CD, and DVD - and two LCD screens for the passengers from PS Engineering; an S-Tec three-axis autopilot; a Honeywell/Bendix-King KI-825 EHSI; and a J.P. Instruments engine analyzer/fuel totalizer. That work should be done in time for the sweepstakes Twin Comanche's appearance at the 14th annual AOPA Fly-In and Open House on Saturday, June 5, in Frederick, Md.
After that, Airtex Interiors will make sure the grand prize winner flies in comfort and style.
Anyone who joins or renews membership in AOPA during 2004 is automatically entered in the Win-A-Twin Sweepstakes. Members can pick up an additional entry if they refer someone who then becomes a member. Complete rules, eligibility requirements, and alternate methods of entry are available online.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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