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And We Have a Winner!

  • And We Have a Winner!
    EAA’s 2015 Sweepstakes winner Jim Balderson is all smiles as he poses with his new Cub.

October 26, 2015 - The winner of EAA’s 2015 Sweepstakes Piper J3 C-65 Cub, Jim Balderson of Greenville, South Carolina, was in Oshkosh on October 23 to accept his prize before taking it on a 10-hour flight back home.

Jim said he only sent in one entry slip just before the sweepstakes deadline and hoped it would get to EAA in time.

“The Lord just gave it to me,” he said. “That’s it.”

After failed attempts to reach Jim by phone and e-mail, EAA sent Jim a registered letter telling him he had won.

“I opened it up and just said ‘I can’t believe it,’” Jim said. “I was almost crying.”

Jim said the airplane will be going home to a grass strip 30 miles from his residence, and that he plans on enjoying flight in the Cub for many years before handing it down to his son Drew.

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