Roy Wilbanks, the 2004 winner of AOPA's better-than-new Piper Twin Comanche, has kept the airplane, earned his multiengine rating, and received specialized avionics training to use the Twin Comanche's Garmin stack. Now, he has more than 80 hours in the aircraft and is working on his commercial certificate. He already has passed the written exam.
"The airplane is doing great and flying like a real dream," Wilbanks said in an update to AOPA.
But you don't have to live vicariously through Wilbanks' dream come true. You could be the winner of AOPA's 2005 Sweepstakes Commander 112A. Read about the restoration progress online. If you join or renew your membership with AOPA before the end of the year, you automatically will be entered to win. (Complete rules, eligibility requirements, and alternate methods of entry are available online.)
November 8, 2005