The Piper J-3 Cub, one of the legendary aircraft in aviation history, will take center stage for the next nine months as the grand prize for the 2012 EAA "Win the Cub" Aircraft Sweepstakes.
The EAA Sweepstakes, one of the longest running airplane giveaways in the world, annually supports EAA's aviation education programs. In a change from past years, entry forms will be available beginning this week through EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, taking place July 23-29. All prizes will be awarded to winners in random drawings at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh at 5 p.m. on September 10, 2012.
The Piper Cub grand prize in 2012 coincides with AirVenture's commemoration of the Cub's 75th anniversary. The Sweepstakes Cub is a specially selected model that is restored and maintained to EAA’s high standards, which will make an unmatched piece of flying history and fun for the winner. In addition, the grand prize package includes skis for winter flying, plus sport pilot and/or tailwheel endorsement training, if desired.
"This is your opportunity to win one of the great, iconic airplanes in aviation history that is perfect for fun flying," said Elissa Lines, EAA’s vice president of business and donor relations. "At the same time, you'll be joining the rest of the aviation community in supporting EAA’s activities and programs that are helping to create the next generation of aviators."
"Win the Cub" Sweepstakes entries will initially be available at the EAA exhibit during the annual NBAA convention in Las Vegas October 10-12. Entry forms will also be mailed with the November issue of Sport Aviation magazine and are available on the Win the Cub website. Complete sweepstakes rules are also available at that website.