miss the unveiling of EAA’s new sweepstakes airplane on AeroShell
Square. The aircraft, the all-new Flight Design MC, will arrive today
and pull into AeroShell Square at 12:30 p.m. for an unveiling and news
conference. This Flight Design aircraft will be named as the 2008/2009
Sweepstakes aircraft. Afterwards, the Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) will go
to the Flight Design exhibit (Main Aircraft Display Area 5, 6, 12, 13).
the first time a newly unveiled airplane will be donated to EAA for use
in the organization’s sweepstakes, which raises funds for EAA’s
philanthropic activities. Flight Design will present the keys for the
donated 2008/2009 aircraft to EAA President Tom Poberezny at 5:30 p.m.
on Friday, Aug. 1, at the Flight Design exhibit.
This is also the first
LSA to be designated as the EAA Sweepstakes aircraft. Flight Design is
targeting this entirely brand-new design at the sport flying and
flight-training markets in the LSA category.
EAA members and event visitors will be able to enter the Sweepstakes for
the 2007/2008 Sweepstakes aircraft, the Cirrus SR20, at the EAA Welcome
Center (northwest corner of AeroShell Square) and at the Sweepstakes
booth (northeast corner of AeroShell Square) all week long.
Aircraft Sweepstakes raises funds to advance EAA’s work honoring
aviation’s past, inspiring its future, and preserving an environment
that encourages innovation and achievement. To preserve and promote
"The Spirit of Aviation," the sweepstakes supports EAA
programs such as Young Eagles, AeroScholars, Air Academy,
historic-aircraft restoration and flight operations, the EAA Museum, and
the Founders’ Wing project.
Flight Design USA is the
U.S. importer of the CT series from Germany. It will also import and
distribute the MC. The company has succeeded in delivering more than 260
aircraft to its network of distributors and dealers making Flight Design
the leading brand of Light-Sport Aircraft since the segment was created.
The carbon fiber CT is the best-selling LSA in the United States. More
than 1,000 Flight Design aircraft are flying around the globe.