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Raffle Plane Update

Friday, May 7, 2010
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page), News, Raffle Plane, Raffle Plane 3.0 - N9379B by Blair

We would like to thank you for participating in our Win Your Own Plane fundraiser.  The raffle has turned into one of our best fundraisers.  It is also a great way to get out into the aviation community and spread the word about our museum.

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired our next raffle plane, a gorgeous 1958 Cessna 172.  Tickets for the new plane will go on sale on July 17, 2010, the day that we hold the current raffle.  We will be making more announcements about the new plane as Raffle Day 2010 draws closer.  In the meantime, you can get a sneak preview of our next raffle plane at fly-ins and air shows we attend between now and July 17.

We also need to let you know about developments with the current raffle plane.  Our Cessna 175 recently experienced a significant engine malfunction.   While we have researched a variety of options to repair the current raffle plane, we are concerned that none of those options could be completed before July 17.  Because we are fully committed to give away a flying airplane no later than July 17, 2010, we have decided to go with the final remaining option, which is to buy a comparable airplane to give away on July 17, as described in the Acceptance Agreement referenced in the terms of the raffle which appear on the back of each raffle ticket.

We will announce the details about the replacement raffle plane in the very near future, but expect that the replacement will be a Cessna 172.  Thanks again for your participation and support.

Raffle Plane to Attend DFW Summer Balloon Classic

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Filed under: Events, Raffle Plane, Raffle Plane 3.0 - N9379B by Blair

We just got confirmation today that the raffle plane will be heading to Waxahachie, TX – on the south side of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex – on June 11-13, 2010 for the DFW Summer Balloon Classic.  This is a fantastic event featuring a variety of static display aircraft, a balloon liftoff, airplane rides, an airshow, and more!  For more information about the event, visit http://www.summerballoonclassic.com.  Come join in the fun, and get your ticket to win this gorgeous airplane!

Raffle Plane to Attend Ranger Fly-In and Airshow

Thursday, December 31, 2009
Filed under: Events, Raffle Plane, Raffle Plane 3.0 - N9379B by Blair

The Raffle Plane will be heading to historic Ranger, TX for a fly-in and airshow at the historic Ranger Field (F23).  This is a grass strip that was originally visited in 1911 when RG Fowler landed his Wright biplane there on his quest to win the William Randolph Hearst prize for crossing the US in 30 days.  Sadly, it took Fowler over 100.  This is a small, city-owned airfield that is maintained by volunteers, and they really want to get the word out about themselves.  This fly-in and airshow is a great way to get back in touch with history.  Check out their website and we hope to see you out there Memorial Day weekend!


Raffle Plane to Attend Ellington Airport’s Aeros & Autos Event!

Filed under: Events, Raffle Plane, Raffle Plane 3.0 - N9379B by Blair

The Raffle Plane will make an appearance at Ellington Airport (KEFD), Houston’s third city-owned airport for their annual Aeros & Autos event on May 8.  This event features aircraft and classic cars on static display.  We hope to see you there!

Raffle Plane to Attend the Houston Airport Appreciation Day!

Filed under: Events, Raffle Plane, Raffle Plane 3.0 - N9379B by Blair

The Houston Airport Appreciation Day is an event that welcomes the public out to Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport (KIAH) for a day of family fun.  Come see static aircraft displays, listen to live music, and see what the airport has to offer!  The Raffle Plane will be on-hand so you can take a look and purchase your ticket to win her!  We hope to see you there!

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