Drum roll, please - our 2005 project airplane is a Commander 112 with a state-of-the-art Chelton FlightLogic instrument panel. We've already purchased a 1974 Commander 112A for the Commander Countdown Sweepstakes. It's headed to the avionics shop to be morphed into the finest flying test bed of advanced aviation technology you've ever seen.
Over the next year, we'll install the twin FlightLogic color displays with their solid-state gyros system, a stack of the latest avionics, a datalink weather system, and a shiny new Lycoming engine.
Outside you'll help us choose a new paint scheme. Inside, we'll swaddle the winner in a new comfy interior. Look for the Commander Countdown airplane at all the big aviation shows in 2005. Look for regular updates on the project right here on AOPA Online, in ePilot, and in AOPA Pilot.
And remember, for a chance to win the best Commander 112A flying, all you need to do is join or renew your AOPA membership! (Complete rules, eligibility requirements, and alternate methods of entry are available online).
January 1, 2005