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Cardinal catches looks at Expo

Cardinal catches looks at Expo

Catch-A-Cardinal on display at Expo 2007AOPA's 2007 Sweepstakes Catch-A-Cardinal stole the show at AOPA Expo's aircraft display at Hartford Brainard. Pilots lined up to look at the 1977 Cessna 177B's new panel and leather interior and get a whiff of that new plane smell.

Bill Schoen of Madison, Conn., owns a 1978 retractable-gear Cardinal but said he would gladly sell it if he won the 2007 sweepstakes aircraft.

The Cardinal is nearly complete, so AOPA members got a good look at what might be delivered to one of them early next year: flawless paint scheme, custom-painted propeller, leather seats with trendy black and red stripes down the middle, and of top importance to pilots: a state-of-the-art panel.

Read more about the restoration of the Cardinal on AOPA Online.

October 6, 2007

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