I wish I could tell you what’s going into the panel of our Sweepstakes Cessna 172, but we’re keeping it under wraps for now.

You could probably make an educated guess if you read the article on the Yingling Ascend 172 that ran in the February 2016 AOPA Pilot—in fact I hope you do make some educated guesses. Here’s a couple of clues from photos provided by Steve Draher at Yingling Aviation:

NEw antenna1

Wiring Garmin box and ELT

New antenna 2

Wiring instrument panel


All will be revealed when the airplane arrives at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The Sweepstakes 172 will be there all week, so I hope you’ll stop by to take a look.

If you’re not coming to AirVenture, the Sweepstakes 172 will be traveling to our 2016 Fly-Ins. See it August 19-20 at Bremerton, Washington (PWT); September 17-18 at Battle Creek, Michigan (BTL); and September 30-October 1 at Prescott, Arizona (PRC). 

Learn more about how you could win a Cessna 172 in the AOPA 172 Sweepstakes.