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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.