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.
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
The first A-29 Super Tucano was delivered Sept. 25, a tangible victory for Embraer and workers in the new factory in Jacksonville, Florida.
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