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Be a Champ - Win a Champ

hook_dupin

Well-Known Member
#1
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
Upon completion of the raffle, Dupin Air Services, LLC will sell Aeronca 7AC N1060E to Vets to Jets. Vets to Jets Inc will then award the aircraft as a prize.
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.
 

hook_dupin

Well-Known Member
#3
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.
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.
 
#5
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.
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.
 

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
#13
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.
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?
 

hook_dupin

Well-Known Member
#15
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?
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!