Museum Raffle Offers Cessna 150 As Prize


The Eagle Flying Museum, in Fort Worth, Texas, is holding a raffle with a refurbished Cessna 150J as the grand prize. The funds raised will be used to help local kids restore a classic Boeing Stearman, a project made possible by Build A Plane. “This is a remarkably innovative approach to funding the restoration of an aircraft,” Lyn Freeman, executive director of Build A Plane, told AVweb.”And what a cool airplane!” The raffle ends on Dec. 24, when the winner will be selected. No more than 3,500 tickets will be sold. The 150 has fresh paint, a new interior, an upgraded VFR panel with Garmin’s new G5 attitude indicator and a recently overhauled engine, according to the museum website. Second prize is a Lightspeed Zulu 2 ANR headset, and third prize is a test-prep course from King Schools.

Build A Plane has been in operation for 14 years, and will place its 300th airplane into a high school early next year, Freeman said. The nonprofit program brings students together with donated airplanes in need of restoration, to help young people learn about aviation while gaining useful skills and knowledge. The raffle tickets are $50 each, or three for $140, and can be purchased online. The Cessna 150 would be the “best Christmas present ever,” the website says, for someone who wants to learn to fly.