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Barbie. Sputnik. Rock ‘n’ roll. It’s 1958 and the modern world is being born. A new magazine called AOPA Pilot debuts in March of that year, and on its inaugural cover is a thoroughly modern Cessna Skylane.

To commemorate that historic year, we’re giving away a 1958 Skylane--restored to midcentury perfection by our fab team of resto-modders.* Here’s a sneak peek at what they have in mind for this cool craft:

  • A nifty new paint scheme, sprayed to match the Skylane on the first AOPA Pilot
  • A tan interior with turquoise cloth inserts
  • An upgraded motor (more details to come, so stay tuned)
  • Garmin glass -instrumentation throughout (because the 50s did have its limits)

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  • Life members and annual automatic renewal (AAR) participants get FIVE additional automatic entries (for a total of six entries).

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  • With the incrediblie benefits AOPA offers, this is the perfect opportunity to join!
  • If you JOIN, RENEW, or DONATE using the button above, you get ONE automatic entry.
  • While we'd love for you to be an AOPA member and part of the world's largest aviation organization, membership is not required for entry.

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Members and non-members can both access the official rules for links to download alternate entry forms which may be used in lieu of any of the above automatic methods to receive the maximum number of six total entries according to the details in the official rules.

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*NO PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to 50 U.S. (+DC), Canada (excluding Quebec), Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S.V.I., age 18 years or older (or at least the age of majority as legally mandated by the entrant's jurisdiction of residence if greater than 18) at date of entry. Ends at 11:59 PM ET on 6/30/25. To enter and view complete Official Rules which govern this Sweepstakes, including, entry limits, and alternate method of entry, visit Sponsor: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.