YOUNG EAGLES RAFFLE WINNER
BOB HOOVER, FREEDOM OF
DAVID HENRY, EAA 166701, is the lucky winner
of a brand new Cessna 162 Skycatcher light-sport aircraft, the grand prize in the 2011 EAA
Share the Spirit Sweepstakes. His name was
drawn on AirVenture closing day, July 31.
As this issue was going to press, Henry,
55, had not decided if he would keep the
$109,500 airplane, which comes with $5,000
for a year’s
worth of fuel
for a total
He’ll need to come up with $28,625, or 25
percent, for federal tax.
Henry entered the sweepstakes three
times via coupons received through his Sport
Aviation magazine. The retired fireman, fire
chief, and longtime pilot has been flying for
33 years, joined EAA in 1981, and presently
flies a Varga Kachina.
RIGHT BEFORE THE AIR SHOW ON THURSDAY,
July 28, Carl Gjefle and Jodie Streeter, of
Englewood, Colorado, went 50-50 on an EAA
Young Eagles Raffle ticket; then Streeter bent
over the gleaming new Mustang convertible
and kissed it for good luck.
“Yeah, I kissed the bumper after buying
the ticket,” Streeter said as she, Gjefle, and
Gjefle’s son, Brady, arrived to take delivery
of their grand prize, a 2011 Ford Mustang
GT convertible provided courtesy of Ford
Motor Company and Kocourek Ford, of
EAA President Rod Hightower presented Bob Hoover
with EAA’s highest honor, the Freedom of Flight
Award, during AirVenture 2011. On Bob Hoover Day,
Hoover also regaled the Warbirds in Review crowd
with stories about the Shrike Commander, the P- 51
Ole Yeller, and his daring escape from Germany by
stealing an Fw 190.
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