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AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2007

The Cardinal's first cross-country to greet the flock There are things you just won't know about an airplane until you fly it. When we launched the 1977 Cessna Cardinal we're refurbishing for this year's AOPA sweepstakes on its initial test flight, we made sure every square had been checked.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2007

Getting ready for first flight With past AOPA sweepstakes project airplanes, we've taken a flying airplane around the country to various shops for upgrades. Each point on the journey was like adding a bead to a necklace; over the course of the year we'd end up with a string of results that created a show airplane to give away.

Color your Cardinal!

Article | Aug 01, 2007

Color your Cardinal! You know what feathers do for a bird. Help us out by providing your feedback on how AOPA's 2007 Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes airplane should look.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2007

An incredible paint process for an amazing airplane Some might say we're taking the long way around with this year's sweepstakes airplane. We had two big plans in store for the 1977 Cessna 177B Cardinal that we're refurbishing for you — the first involved a complete disassembly of the airframe.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2007

The avionics you want - and use It takes a team. The goal from the start of AOPA's 2007 Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes: to make your 1977 Cessna 177B shine like no Cardinal anyone has ever seen before.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2007

Upgrades to your Cardinal's electrical system An airframe lasts a long time, if it's maintained with care. But besides the spar, ribs, and skins, a lot of moving pieces and critical connections go into even the lightest of light airplanes.

Win a Six in '06 Sweepstakes

Article | Apr 01, 2007

The perfect family for this family airplane, delivered at the perfect GA airport It began with a phone call, the kind every AOPA member dreams about. "Do you have a few minutes?" AOPA President Phil Boyer asked U.S.

Member Guide

Article | Mar 01, 2007

AOPA's 2007 Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes This year, AOPA will give away a totally refurbished Cessna Cardinal. This family-friendly Cardinal is a great all purpose single-engine airplane.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2007

Airframe refurbishment 101 So you've bought an airplane. The first thing you want to do is take it apart, right? Well, maybe you have other ideas, like flying it.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2007

Basic to beautiful - from the inside out Although the year's just beginning, AOPA's 2007 Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes is well under way. We're taking this classy cruiser and making it new again from the inside out — this time around, quite literally.