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Win-A-Twin grand prize gets ready for AOPA Fly-InWin-A-Twin grand prize gets ready for AOPA Fly-In

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Panel work is being done by
Sebastian Communication.
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Artist's depiction of new panel

May 7, 2004 — The grand prize in AOPA's Win-A-Twin Sweepstakes is safely ensconced at Sebastian Communication in Merritt Island, Fla., for a complete panel makeover in time for the 14th annual AOPA Fly-In and Open House. The better-than-new 1965 Piper Twin Comanche will be the star attraction in a static display area boasting some three dozen aircraft. The AOPA Fly-In, scheduled this year for Saturday, June 5, has become the largest one-day general aviation event on the East Coast.

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.

The Twin Comanche already sports a new custom exterior, designed by Scheme Designers and applied by KD Aviation.

After the Fly-In, Airtex Interiors will make sure the grand prize winner flies in comfort and style. From there, it'll be on to AOPA Expo in Long Beach, Calif., October 21-23.

The grand prize will be given away early next year, but you may not have to wait that long to be a winner! Each month, AOPA is giving away nearly 200 prizes, including eyeglass lanyards, T-shirts, and AOPA Zulu watches and leather flight jackets from Sporty's Pilot Shop.

Anyone who joins or renews membership in AOPA during 2004 is automatically entered in the Win-A-Twin Sweepstakes. Members can earn additional entries by referring someone who then becomes a member. Complete rules, eligibility requirements, and alternate methods of entry are available online.

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