Photo of the Day: Waco UPF-7

Every AOPA sweepstakes airplane has its own charms, but the Waco UPF-7 we chose for the Centennial of Flight sweepstakes in 2004 was a stunner. The 1940 trainer was lovingly restored by Rare Aircraft of Owatonna, Minnesota, a company that is known for painstaking attention to detail on these beautiful machines. You can click this link to read all the articles on the restoration process. Or just read this one (“10 reasons You’ll Keep the Waco,” December 2003 AOPA Pilot) for some really good background from Senior Editor Al Marsh, who shepherded the restoration project from start to finish.—Jill W. Tallman