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Two New Aircraft Top List Of Prizes In EAA's Annual Sweepstakes

 

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (November 8, 2007) — For the first time, there are two new aircraft that top the list of prizes in EAA's annual sweepstakes, which officially opened Nov. 1 and ends August 3, 2008, the final day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

This year's grand prize is a new Cirrus SR20, valued at $220,000, which is fully IFR-certified with a multi-function flat-panel display and the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). Also being awarded this year is a RotorWay A600 Talon helicopter kit, valued at $90,000, along with a $20,000 RotorWay educational credit at RotorWay's new flight training facility.

All proceeds of EAA's annual aircraft sweepstakes, which is open to members and non-members, are used for EAA's youth education and aviation preservation efforts. The winner will be announced on August 3, 2008, during EAA AirVenture, The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, at Oshkosh, Wis.

"For more than a quarter-century, EAA members have created and participated in this fundraising effort that benefits EAA programs and all of aviation," said Elissa Lines, EAA vice president of commercial and donor relations. "This year's sweepstakes offers the best group of prizes we've ever gathered. These prizes are donated by companies who support EAA's mission and programs that build the spirit of aviation."

Other prizes in the sweepstakes include a Honda ST1300A motorcycle; a John Deere X700 Ultimate lawn tractor; a BOSE Wave radio/CD system; and Canon EOS 40D camera. Entry forms are available online at www.winaplane.com and also in selected issues of EAA Sport Aviation and Sport Pilot magazines. Complete sweepstakes entry and eligibility rules are available at the website.

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 170,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org.

EDITOR'S NOTE: High-resolution photos of the top aircraft prizes are available at the following links: http://www.eaa.org/media/pr/images/Cirrus1BG.jpg
http://www.eaa.org/media/pr/images/talon5.jpg

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