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Debonair sweeps: Just a few days left to increase your odds

Article | Jul 15, 2014

As an AOPA member, you’re automatically entered to win AOPA’s Debonair Sweepstakes, but it’s easy to get 10 additional entries simply by upgrading your membership to AOPA Premier by July 31.

Debonair on deck

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

I know I’ve said this for each of the four sweepstakes restoration airplanes I’ve overseen, but I’ll say it again anyway: The Debonair Sweepstakes airplane has been the most ambitious project yet.

Sporty's awards sweepstakes RV-12

Article | May 21, 2014

The purchase of a simple airport/facility directory turned out to be a lot more than that for John Ballard of Midlothian, Texas.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | May 12, 2014

The Beech Debonair was first produced in 1960 and was a stripped down, straight-tail version of Beechcraft’s iconic V-tail Bonanza

Scheme Designers hosts scavenger hunt

Article | Apr 01, 2014

Scheme Designers, the design company that creates paint schemes for everything from light sport aircraft to airliners—as well as this year’s AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair—is hosting a scavenger hunt at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla.

Craftsmanship: Rare find

Pilot Magazine | Jan 24, 2014

Pilots find breathtaking beauty in the curve of a propeller, the shape of a wing, even the thoughtful interface of a piece of avionics.

Letters: Buy or rent?

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Senior Editor Ian J. Twombly posed the question: should a flight student buy or rent an aircraft? We received quite a response.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013

A single-engine aircraft is parked in front of a hangar at Lakeland Municipal Airport in Lakeland, Florida, circa 1937. Lakeland Municipal Airport opened on Lakeland Hills Boulevard in 1935.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2013

Mosquito bomber heading for U.S. Restoration took place in New Zealand By Alton K.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

It’s already reached 30,300 feet—a world record for a solar-powered airplane (and beyond expectations)—and stayed aloft 26 hours and 10 minutes for another solar-powered record. Sun power Solar Impulse prepares for U.S.

AOPA 2011 Crossover Classic Sweeps

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

One down, three more to go. Work packages for AOPA's 2011 Crossover Classic sweepstakes Cessna 182, that is. Those of you who've followed our sweepstakes restoration projects in the past know how these very substantial projects progress through four basic stages: engine and propeller; avionics; interior; and paint.

2010 Sweepstakes Unveiling

Video | Nov 08, 2009

AOPA President Craig Fuller unveils the 2010 sweepstakes aircraft. The 2010 sweepstakes starts right here at Summit and will end next year at AOPA Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif., where the airplane will be awarded.

Sweepstakes airplane Trilogy

Video | Nov 06, 2009

2010 sweepstakes unveiling

Video | Nov 05, 2009

AOPA President Craig Fuller unveils the 2010 sweepstakes aircraft. The 2010 sweepstakes starts right here at Summit and will end next year at AOPA Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif., where the airplane will be awarded.

Story behind 2009 sweepstakes

Video | Nov 05, 2009

2009 sweeps airplane details

Video | Nov 05, 2009

President's Position: A refreshing story

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2009

AOPA President Craig Fuller is traveling across the country telling the general aviation story. Just a few weeks ago, I experienced a first—awarding the 2008 Get Your Glass Sweepstakes Piper Archer to one of our lucky members.

Wow, what a winner

Article | Apr 01, 2009

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? That was the case with the awarding of the 2008 Get Your Glass Sweepstakes aircraft, a Piper Archer II, on February 28. Karoline Amodeo, a 25-year-old private pilot from Hopewell Junction, New York, accepted the keys to N208GG from AOPA President Craig Fuller at Dutchess County Airport, Amodeo’s home airport near Poughkeepsie, New York.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2009

This glass is for you I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed both Ian J. Twombly’s article (“Get Your Glass Sweepstakes: This Glass Is for You,” January AOPA Pilot) and the video flight of the Piper Archer N208GG.

Frugal Flyer

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2009

With this issue, AOPA Pilot introduces “Frugal Flier,” a series designed to help pilots better manage their aircraft and flying in these turbulent economic times. After a long trip to and from AOPA Expo, the 2008 Get Your Glass Sweepstakes Archer was due for some TLC that included an oil change.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2009

“Guiding the 2008 Get Your Glass Sweepstakes Piper Archer through its rebirth has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” says Associate Editor Ian J. Twombly, who chronicles the experience in “This Glass Is For You.” “I’ve been lucky enough to see much of our country from 6,000 feet as I’ve flown N208GG around, and to have met so many members at the shows this year.

Get Your Glass Sweepstakes: This Glass Is For You

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2009

General aviation is in the midst of an avionics revolution. Like it or not, electronic flight displays are here to stay, although conventional instruments continue to serve dutifully as strong supporters.

AOPA's Get Your Glass Sweepstakes: Fly Me to the Moon

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2008

The paint has been applied. The interior has been replaced.

AOPA's Get Your Glass Sweepstakes: A Panel Comes Alive

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2008

The switch is flipped on with a satisfying click, and the culmination of months of work begins to shine brightly. Fans whine and displays glow as they begin their test routines.