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Learn to Fly With a Cessna 150 From Eagle Flying Museum and BuildAPlane

Proceeds from the Learn to Fly raffle will go to a youth airplane restoration project.
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The winner of the Learn to Fly raffle will be revealed at Christmas.

BuildAPlane and the Eagle Flying Museum are partnering for the 2016 Learn to Fly raffle. The grand prize for the raffle will be a recently refurbished Cessna 150. But the best part? 100% of the money raised will be going towards Museum programs, including a new BuildAPlane project for aviation-minded kids to restore a classic Boeing Stearman.

Scott Perdue, the Eagle Flying Museum’s Executive Director, said that “We are so excited to have the chance to start a lifetime love affair of aviation for kids.” BuildAPlane founder Lyn Freeman added that “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!

Details on the Cessna 150 Being Raffled Off

According to the two groups, the aircraft is a refurbished 1969 Cessna 150J, with the following:

  • New paint job
  • New interior
  • Upgraded VFR panel, with a Garmin SL-40, AT-150 Transponder, Garmin 196 GPS. In addition, a Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instrument is on order and will be installed in the aircraft once it arrives.
  • Recently overhauled engine
  • 140 Hours SMOH, and 4750 TTAF
  • A fresh annual will be performed on the aircraft prior to delivery

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More Details on the Learn to Fly Raffle

There will be two additional prizes:

  • Second Prize – Lightspeed Zulu 2 ANR Headset
  • Third Prize – Winner’s choice of a Kings School Pilot Written Course.

Tickets are $50 each, or $140 for three. Tickets will be available until up until Christmas Eve, or until all 3,500 available tickets are sold, whichever comes first. The raffle winner will then be announced on Christmas Eve, or sooner if the tickets sell out. Here are a few more details to consider:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the raffle.
  • You can buy as many tickets as you please.
  • If enough tickets aren’t sold by Christmas Eve, the museum reserves the right to either extend or terminate the raffle. If terminated, they will refund the money for each ticket.
  • There are no cash alternatives to the prizes. Winners will have to take the specified prize.
  • The museum will hand over the Cessna 150 to the winner at their facilities in Fort Worth, Texas.

If you’re interested in purchasing some raffle tickets, head over to the Eagle Flying Museum website. And good luck!

Featured Image: Eagle Flying Museum / Actual C150 Up for Raffle

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