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Sweating the details

Generous contributors make the sweepstakes possible

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The B.A.S. Inc. retractable pull handles allow you to move the Sweepstakes 170 more easily—and without pushing on the delicate dorsal fin. (Photography by David Tulis) AWI Aerospace Welding created this exhaust system to provide enough room for the Stoots STC installation of the Continental Prime IO-370 engine. Aero Lites LED landing and taxi lights are brighter than the incandescent originals and consume less power. Atlee Dodge’s cowl steps and handles make it much easier to reach the fuel caps—a huge help now that the airplane sits on 26-inch tires.

AOPA sweepstakes airplanes demonstrate how the latest technology and some wonderful craftsmanship can transform almost any aircraft into a thoroughly modern machine. We thank every sweepstakes contributor who donated, or heavily discounted, their products and services to enable AOPA to create the ultimate flying prize for one lucky pilot. Here are a few details we think you’ll appreciate on the AOPA Sweepstakes Cessna 170. [email protected]

Additional sweepstakes contributors

  • Continental Aerospace Technologies, engine
  • Aerox, oxygen system
  • Airframes Alaska, bush tires
  • Aspen Avionics, electronic flight display
  • AssuredPartners Aerospace, insurance
  • Barnstormer’s Workshop, engine and propeller installation
  • Garber Design Studios, paint scheme
  • Gardner Lowe Aviation Services, avionics installation
  • Garmin, EIS and avionics
  • Hartzell Propeller Inc., constant-speed propeller
  • LakeVue Aeronautics LLC, folding jump seats
  • McFarlane, airframe parts
  • Micro Aerodynamics, vortex generators
  • Midwest Panel Builders, EIS wiring harness
  • Planelogix, digital logbooks
  • PS Engineering Incorporated, audio panel
  • Rope Chocks, aircraft chocks
  • Rosen Sunvisor Systems, sun visors
  • SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM weather and entertainment
  • Stene Aviation, STOL wing cuff
  • Stoots Aviation, engine and propeller STC

Alyssa J. Miller
Kollin Stagnito
Senior Vice President of Media
Senior Vice President of Media Kollin Stagnito is a commercial pilot, advanced and instrument ground instructor and a certificated remote pilot. He owns a 1953 Cessna 170B.

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