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Sweepstakes 2018

A Legend is Reborn

The EAA 2018 Aircraft Sweepstakes has officially closed. Thank you for your support!

Win the most iconic aircraft of all time – the Piper J-3 Cub

This 1941 Piper J-3C-65 Cub NC35303 rolled out of Piper’s Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. It was purchased by John Dacy and Joe Perenchio of Harvard, Illinois, and flew over Midwestern farm fields until December 7, 1941, when all civilian aircraft were grounded due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

John Dacy and his family owned the Cub for more than 51 years until 2014, when he decided to “pass the torch” to the next custodian, Don Wade at C & D Aviation where it is being restored as EAA’s 2018 Sweepstakes plane.

With a zero-time Continental A65-8 engine, new Grove disc brakes, a new Sensenich wooden propeller, Poly-Fiber covering system and the traditional Lock Haven yellow with black trim paint scheme, this Piper Cub will look just like when it rolled out of the factory in 1941.

Check out the restoration time lapse video.

The EAA 2018 Aircraft Sweepstakes has officially closed. Thank you for your support!

Want to learn more about this Piper J-3C-65 Cub? Watch video

A special thanks to:


Thank you to our in-kind sponsors:

Poly-Fiber Aircraft Coatings and Grove Aircraft Landing Gear Systems Inc.

When you make a donation with your sweepstakes entry you’re supporting EAA programs that educate, engage, empower, and inspire the aviators of tomorrow.

No purchase or donation necessary. A purchase or donation will not improve your chances of winning. The Sweepstakes and all entries are governed by the 2018 Sweepstakes Official Rules. See EAA Sweepstakes Official Rules.

Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes.

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