November 9, 2016
Build A Plane, in conjunction with Fort Worth, Texas-based Eagle Flying Museum, will raffle off a refurbished red-and-white Cessna 150J to fund youth aviation education programs, the nonprofit announced Oct. 24. Raffle tickets are $50 and sales will end Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
Build A Plane, in conjunction with the Eagle Flying Museum, will raffle off a refurbished Cessna 150 to fund youth aviation education programs. Raffle tickets are $50 and sales will end Christmas Eve. Photo courtesy of Build A Plane.
The two-place trainer has an upgraded VFR panel centered on Garmin’s G5 attitude indicator, new paint, a new interior, and a recently overhauled engine, according to a news release. Funds generated by the raffle “will get some great kid aviation opportunities” at the museum, said Eagle Flying Museum Executive Director Scott Perdue.
The Build A Plane
aircraft build projects open the door to aviation for high schoolers to “become pilots, aviation technicians, or students on aviation/aerospace career paths,” wrote founder Lyn Freeman. Students gain hands-on engineering and aeronautical experience restoring or building a general aviation aircraft under the mentorship of industry leaders and teachers.
The raffle’s second prize is a Lightspeed Zulu.2 automatic noise reduction headset given by Marv Golden, and third prize is a King Schools pilot written exam course of the winner’s choice.
“We’re very excited that Eagle Flying Museum has come up with such a creative way to fund a great new aircraft restoration project for kids!” wrote Freeman.
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AOPA Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a seaplane-rated private pilot who enjoys vintage aircraft, aerobatic flying, and photography.