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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.

Breaking through the glass ceiling

Article | Sep 01, 2008

Breaking through the glass ceiling AOPA announces 2008 glass-panel sweepstakes airplane The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is doing something new this year as it upgrades one of the most familiar general aviation airplanes with an entirely modernized glass instrument panel. The 2008 Get Your Glass Sweepstakes airplane is a 1976 Piper Archer II, which will become fully upgraded throughout 2008 with a new glass panel, paint, and interior.