Fairchild 24H Is 2014 EAA Sweepstakes Grand Prize
The entry period is open for EAA's 2014 aircraft sweepstakes, which has a 1937 Fairchild 24H for its grand prize.
October 31, 2013 - EAA is excited to announce the launch of its 2014 EAA aircraft sweepstakes with the stunningly beautiful grand prize 1937 Deluxe Fairchild 24H. As of October 30, entries are now being accepted. One lucky person will win this incredible aircraft. Could it be you?
Fairchild 24s were manufactured with a fabric-covered steel tube fuselage and wooden wings and tail, as was the norm for airplanes in the '30s. EAA's sweepstakes plane, NC16902, is a deluxe model that was donated to the EAA AirVenture Museum in the late 1990s. It sports a plush, upholstered, tan and green interior to accent the yellow and green paint scheme.
This four-place classic is powered by a 175-hp Ranger 6-440-C2 engine and includes roll-down windows, wing flaps, full wheel fairings, extra instrumentation, and much more. (You can read all about the airplane in Jeff Skiles' cover story in the November EAA Sport Aviation.) Second prize is a BRP Can-Am Maverick X rs four-wheeler ATV, valued at $17,799.
There are several ways to enter to win this classic beauty. You can do so online at the EAA sweepstakes page, or use the convenient mail-in entry coupons included in future issues of Sport Aviation beginning with the November 2013 issue. (Coupons will also be included with the January, March, April, May, and July 2014 issues.) Or you'll be able to enter at major aviation events like the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in January; April's Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida; and, of course, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The official drawing will take place at 5 p.m. CDT on September 29, 2014, at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Donations are graciously accepted, but they are not required for entry and will not increase your chance of winning. Sweepstakes proceeds benefit EAA's youth education programs including Young Eagles. Get your entries in, and good luck!