The 2016 edition of the EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes is now accepting entries and for the first time gives you the opportunity to win a warbird. A 1945 Piper L-4J, a military version of the Piper J-3 Cub and combat veteran, will be the grand prize. This aircraft has been expertly restored down to the last detail to its original factory form before it entered service in the U.S. Army.
The second winner will receive an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 VIP package. Enter to win by clicking the link above, mailing in an official entry form included in select issues of Sport Aviation or by visiting the Sweepstakes Building during AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.
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This year's sweepstakes items:
Grand Prize: Piper L-4J and Victory Girl Military Leather Jackets
The Piper L-4J was the most popular and recognizable of the collection of the World War II liaison aircraft, affectionately nicknamed Grasshoppers. Used as an artillery spotter and observation and communications platform, its military roots are evident by the greenhouse plexiglass framework, olive drab paint, and classic military star and bar logo. This 1945 Piper L-4J, which saw service in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the latter part of the war, was fully restored by a former Rolls-Royce trophy winner and has flown less than 100 hours since its overhaul. To complete the feel of authenticity, the winner will also receive two military-style flight jackets hand painted by Victory Girl. This aircraft allows any pilot to take the controls of a warbird and experience the significance of owning a piece of history.
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Jeep not included in prize
Second Prize: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 VIP Package
Enjoy AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 with this incredible package which includes:
-Two weekly AirVenture wristbands
-One weekly AirVenture camping pass
-Two Bell Helicopter flight passes
-Two Ford Tri-Motor flight passes
-Two B-17 flight passes
-Two Flightline Pavilion passes
-Lunch for two at the Aviator’s Club for one day
(day is determined by EAA)
-VIP tour of AirVenture grounds
-EAA Lifetime Membership
-$500 EAA merchandise voucher
*Valid only for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017
No purchase or donation necessary. A purchase or donation will not improve your chances of winning.
See EAA Sweepstakes Official Rules