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2021 Airplane Raffle

Each ticket has a chance of winning one of 5 prizes:

GRAND PRIZE
 1972 Grumman (American Aviation) AA5 Traveler

SECOND PRIZE
 $2500 Scholarship at a flight school near you toward your Private Pilot Certificate or another Advanced Aviation Rating

THIRD PRIZE
Bose A20 Headset with Bluetooth (winner to specify desired plug configuration)

FOURTH PRIZE
 11-inch iPad with WiFi and Cellular capacity, a Stratus 3 ADS-B Receiver, and 1-yr subscription to Foreflight Pro-Plus (cellular service not included)

FIFTH PRIZE
PJ2 Handheld COM Radio

Grand Prize Details


Our Grand Raffle Prize is a sporty, and fast (for its day), 1972 Grumman American Traveler built by the same company that was making F-14 Tomcats at the same time!  It’s in great condition, been well maintained, and has enjoyed many upgrades and improvements in the past several years.

It’s a four-seater with a low-time airframe (1840 hours) and only 493 hours since the engine was overhauled and upgraded with the Precision Engine upgrade from 150 horsepower to 160.  The plane is designed to carry four people and cruise at 125 knots so the power enhancement gives it even more of a kick.

It’s fully IFR certified with a Garmin GTN 650Xi System at its heart, along with a Century 1 Autopilot, a Garmin G5 Attitude Indicator, Garmin G5 HSI, a Garmin GDL82 ADS-B Out DataLink, Garmin Aera 660 GPS/MFD, Garmin 342 Audio Panel/IC, Stratus USB port and much more.  It would be perfect for both your training and trips in both VFR and IFR conditions.



***These photos depict the existing panel and do not represent the planned updates. New pictures will be posted once the avionics update has been completed.

2021 Raffle Details

Tickets go on sale on
Saturday, April 17, 2021
beginning at 8:00 am (ET).

In order to purchase tickets, return to this webpage and a link will be provided for you. Purchases can be made with any major credit card, no other forms of payment will be accepted.

Only 4,000 tickets will be made available:

One ticket for $75
Three tickets for $195

2021 Raffle Rules


***These photos depict the existing panel and do not represent the planned updates. New pictures will be posted once the avionics update has been completed.

All proceeds from this raffle will support the ECOPA Safety and Education Foundation.

  With the scholarship's financial support, I gained flying hours to enhance my aviation résumé. This helped me get hired as a C-17 pilot at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which has been my lifelong career goal. Earning the scholarship meant so much to me because it created opportunities that I had only dreamed of throughout my life.

                           Logan Coy Sisca, 2018 Scholarship Recipient  



When an entire pilots association gets behind you it really boosts your own belief in yourself. Since receiving the scholarship earned my private, instrument, commercial, multi engine, flight instructor, CFI-Instrument, Instrument Ground Instructor, and Advanced Ground Instructor while studying Finance at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business.” 

                             Griffin James, 2016 Scholarship Recipient


Other Prize Details


PRIZE #3

Bose A20 Headset with Bluetooth (See More Info)


PRIZE #4

A new 11-inch iPad with WiFi and Cellular capacity, a Stratus 3 ADS-B Receiver 

(See More Info)

PLUS, a 1-Year subscription to Foreflight Pro-Plus (See More Info)

PRIZE #5

PJ2 Handheld COM Radio

(See More Info)


Things to Keep in Mind for the Raffle

To purchase tickets, simply return to this page on Saturday, April 17, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time. A link will be provided to process credit card payments. No other forms of payment will be accepted. We will not process any purchases over the phone – no exceptions. So please do not call in to purchase tickets. Most concerns can be handled simply through email and we encourage you to contact us by email at ecopapilot@gmail.com, however if you feel you need to talk to someone, contact us at 330-353-2397. Due to the large volume of ticket sales, we will do our best to respond to your concerns in a prompt manner, however we are not responsible if you are unable to purchase tickets. Thank You for you consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions


+ Are log books available for inspection?

Log books are available for inspection in person. An electronic copy is not yet available.

+ Can I view the aircraft?

Yes. You must schedule the visit by emailing at ecopapilot@gmail.com with the subject "Attention Raffle Committee."

+ Is the aircraft registration history available?

Aircraft Registration History is available on the FAA Aircraft Registry Website.

+ Do you have to be a US Citizen to purchase a raffle ticket?

No. However, the winner must be able to comply with the Aircraft Registration Requirements outlined in 14 CFR Part 47.

+ What do I do if I don’t get my ticket numbers?

There are many factors that would prevent emails from making it into your inbox, but primarily the culprit is spam and junk mail filters intercepting your mail. Check your spam folder for your ticket number(s).

If you still don’t see them, no problem! Send an email to ecopapilot@gmail.com and request to have your ticket numbers re-sent to you. It is important that you include your first and last name, your mailing address, and your email address so that we can properly identify you in the database.

+ How do ticket numbers work?

The raffle ticket numbers you receive are your transaction number, followed by the number of tickets you purchased. For example, if you bought one ticket and your number was this:

#757575757571

What it literally is, the transaction number followed by the number of tickets purchased. It helps to insert a hyphen like this: #75757575757–1.

Using the same example, three tickets are sold, they would look like this:

#757575757571

#757575757572

#757575757573

OR

#75757575757–1

#75757575757–2

#75757575757–3

Using the same example, 10 or more tickets are sold, they would look like this:

#75757575757–9

#75757575757–10

#75757575757–11


+ Are my raffle ticket purchases tax exempt?

The cost of a raffle ticket is not deductible as a charitable contribution. The IRS considers a raffle ticket to be a contribution from which you benefit. If you receive a benefit from making a donation, you can only deduct the amount of your donation that is greater than the value of the benefit you receive. The IRS explicitly prohibits deducting the cost of raffle tickets as a charitable contribution.

Link to IRS – Contributions From Which You Benefit

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***These photos depict the existing panel and do not represent the planned updates. New pictures will be posted once the avionics update has been completed.

 


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