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Be a Champ - Win a Champ

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by hook_dupin, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. hook_dupin

    hook_dupin Well-Known Member

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    JCers-

    Win a Champ! $50/ticket or $125 for three tickets. Only 4,000 tickets total, so odds are good. It's a 1946 LSA 7AC Champ that I haven't flown much in recent years due to military moves. I finally found a better purpose for it.
    Get raffle tickets here.

    Some friends and I created a non-profit, Vets to Jets, to fund flight training grants for veterans and enlisted folks. A JCer even helped with the web-page. The idea is that vets/enlisted have to either make life-changing decisions or pay some high hurdle costs to get into flight training (Post 9/11 GI Bill does not fund private pilot unless at an institute for higher learning).

    Vets to Jets is a 501(c)3 organization.

    Please pass this on to folks you think would be interested.
     
  2. drunkenbeagle

    drunkenbeagle Gang Member

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    How much is vets for jets paying for the Champ? Not saying I won't donate, I just like to know how much is going to a charity first. If it is well below market, I like the creative way to multiply donations.
     
  3. hook_dupin

    hook_dupin Well-Known Member

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    We've agreed that $16K is fair. The hope is that the raffle will pull in ~$200K in revenue (4000 tickets x $50), pay back the owner of the aircraft, and have a large pile for a cause we care about.

    The broader idea is that selling aircraft (especially those below $40K) is a real ass-pain. You digitize logs, post ads, answer obscure questions, host pre-buy A&Ps, and then negotiate a contract. I've sold $40K trucks on a Saturday afternoon but it could easily take a year to sell an aircraft of the same value. We seek to ease that pain for sellers and use it to fund a good cause. Now go buy your ticket.
     
  4. drunkenbeagle

    drunkenbeagle Gang Member

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    That sounds more than fair, thanks!
     
  5. z987k

    z987k TeamANC

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    Location.

    A $16k airworthy champ would sell in 30 seconds where I live. 5 seconds if you put 8.50's or bigger on it.
     
  6. hook_dupin

    hook_dupin Well-Known Member

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    It's in MA. Lower 48ers are scared of hand starting an airplane and mostly only know how to fly airplanes where the little wheel is in front.
     
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  7. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    You're just too lazy to fly it down south, ;)
     
  8. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    What would a C-85 and an electrical system cost?
     
  9. hook_dupin

    hook_dupin Well-Known Member

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    I flew it up North three years ago...
     
  10. hook_dupin

    hook_dupin Well-Known Member

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    About the same as just buying a 7EC.
     
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  11. pete2800

    pete2800 'Member?

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    Very cool.

    I flew 8 hours yesterday ferrying a Citabria a friend of mine just bought. It would have been more fun if it was my airplane.
     
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  12. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    Wanna go half on three tickets?
     
  13. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    This model is genius. I've known so many people that want to jump off a bridge after trying to sell an airplane worth less than your Dodge. (Just guessing)
    Is there anything I can do to help?
     
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  14. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    If you think selling one is hard......trying buying one! Amirite? @hook_dupin
     
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  15. hook_dupin

    hook_dupin Well-Known Member

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    I'm a Chevy guy.

    Regardless... biggest help I need is for you to pass the word on. Pass it on to all your pilot bros and post about it on Facebook.

    Thanks!
     
  16. Tworotor7

    Tworotor7 Well-Known Member

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    Such a good way to get donations for a great cause! Bought 3.
     
  17. z987k

    z987k TeamANC

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    List it on AKlist and offer to fly it up for gas.
     
  18. alaskadrifter

    alaskadrifter Slaab2Kbound

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    Might be tough competing against this years Ak Airmens Assoc raffle cub.
     

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