AOPA EAA OshkoshOK, OK, Oshkosh. But you all know what I mean.

We’re about 18 days (18 days!) out from EAA AirVenture’s annual get-together for you and 700,000 of your closest friends. Time to get excited.

AOPA’s 172 Sweepstakes will be at AirVenture. The crew at Yingling Aviation are working away to make this happen.

Right now the focus is on the avionics. The panel is ready to be installed, and insulation was going in yesterday when I called Wichita to get a status report. The panel is most likely being lit up today.

The Sweepstakes 172 will be on display in front of the main tent. Our booth number is 463, and we’re located across Wittman Road from the Brown Arch and the flight line.

Also on display will be the yellow Ascend 172 that you saw in the pages of the February 2016 issue of AOPA Pilot. And we’ll have our Reimagined 152 on display, as well.

So please take time out from your day at AirVenture to come by and see the transformation that’s taking place with this Cessna 172. I look forward to meeting you.