AOPA's Win a Six in '06 Sweepstakes aircraft was the hit of AOPA's Fly-In and Open House. AOPA members crawled all around the Piper Cherokee Six, checking out the speed modifications to the cowling, the new rudder, propeller design, and high-tech instrument panel.
It has the perfect combination of old and new for AOPA member Jorge Herrero of Reading, Pennsylvania. The Six is decked out with the latest avionics, yet still has the old, reliable feel of manual flaps, he said.
While ogling the aircraft, many members were thinking about what they'd do with the aircraft if they win.
Robert Gerheart of Easton, Pennsylvania, said the Six would be the perfect aircraft for him: "The utility of it is just fantastic. My wife has a small business, and we travel a lot, so this would be perfect for that."
Couldn't make it to AOPA's Fly-In? You can follow the Six's restoration progress online.
June 3, 2006