Archive for December, 2008

2009 ‘Let’s Go Flying’ Sweepstakes Cirrus SR22 kicks off

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

There are no bad years to take part in AOPA’s annual sweepstakes–but this is an especially good year because the prize is simply extraordinary.

The 2009 Let’s Go Flying Cirrus SR22 that some lucky person will win in 2010 brings stunning performance and unprecedented safety and utility to general aviation. All AOPA members are automatically entered in the drawing.

The technologically advanced, composite, glass-cockpit airplane can cover more than 1,000 nautical miles at a stretch, reach true speeds of more than 180 knots, and an altitude of 17,500 feet. Like every Cirrus, it’s got an airframe parachute, and this one also carries a built-in TKS anti-icing system for an extra level of safety. Its deluxe leather interior makes riding in the Let’s Go Flying SR22 feel like a luxury sports car.

Unlike previous Sweepstakes airplanes, the “Let’s Go Flying” SR22 needs no refurbishment. It’s a pristine, 2005-model G-2, and it’s flawless. It was donated to AOPA by Lloyd Huck, a philanthropist and long-time member and AOPA Air Safety Foundation donor who served as a flight instructor and Army Air Corps B-29 bomber pilot during World War II.

The Let’s Go Flying SR22 will crisscross North America in 2009 to highlight the tremendous utility of general aviation. You’ll see it at a variety of high-profile events throughout the year–but you may not recognize it. The “Let’s Go Flying” SR22 will sport a number of different looks courtesy of Air Graphics LLC, the Madison, Wis., firm that will design and install a series of eye-catching, exterior schemes during the year.

Check back regularly to see how the project progresses. To win this fabulous airplane, all you need to do is join AOPA or renew your AOPA membership at any time during 2009. Update your profile online for an additional chance to win. See the official rules for all the details.