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The Tiger’s new stripes

Come see the renovation at Sun ’n Fun

Your chance to see the totally renovated AOPA Sweepstakes 1978 Grumman Tiger AA–5B, complete with new paint scheme and interior, will be at the AOPA tent at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo April 5 through 10 in Lakeland, Florida.

It could also be your last chance—unless you are the winner. In May 2022, a randomly selected pilot will win the first Grumman airplane ever offered in an AOPA sweepstakes. The AOPA Sweepstakes program is part of the association’s membership initiative and one that has seen 21 aircraft given away to lucky pilots since 1993. The Tiger renovation has included a factory rebuilt engine, provided by Air Power Inc., and an electric constant-speed propeller, provided by MT-Propeller. A Lycoming O-360/electric propeller combination amps up the Tiger’s performance with a shorter takeoff roll, higher climb rate, and faster cruise speed. Electroair provided an electronic ignition system to increase fuel efficiency; Scheme Designers created a paint scheme appropriate for the Tiger; Render777 installed a stylish and comfortable interior; and the Tiger will be hard to miss with Whelen LED exterior lighting.

The winner could be you! Stop by the AOPA tent to check out its restoration progress and ask questions about this remarkable airplane. The AOPA Sweepstakes began at 9 a.m. Eastern time on November 17, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 20, 2022. In addition to the awarding of the aircraft, the AOPA Sweepstakes also awards prizes to 99 others ranging from headsets to apparel and watches to radios, and more.

No purchase or contribution necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Ends 11:59 p.m. ET 5/20/22. Grand Prize winner must be certificated by the U.S. FAA as of 5/20/22.

For complete details/eligibility requirements/rules, visit Sponsor: AOPA

Visit for full sweepstakes rules and a list of generous contributors.

Alyssa J. Miller

Kollin Stagnito

Vice President of Publications/Editor
Vice President of Publications/Editor Kollin Stagnito is a commercial pilot, advanced and instrument ground instructor and a certificated remote pilot. He owns a 1947 Cessna 140.

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