Sporty's Sweepstakes airplane for 2015 is an all-new Van's RV-12. The popularity of this aircraft in the 2014 Sweepstakes made it a natural choice for a second year.
More than just a factory-built aircraft, the RV-12 features the Dynon Skyview system, including a large 10" screen, GPS, and Mode S transponder. A Garmin GTR 200 comm radio, Flightcom intercom and ELT round out the avionics suite.
"The RV-12 breaks the mold when it comes to LSAs," says Sporty's President Michael Wolf. "The airplane can carry two 210-lb passengers, 20 gallons of fuel and 50 pounds of baggage. Plus, it's simply a joy to fly."
All Sporty's Pilot Shop customers are automatically entered to win the airplane every time they order. Orders received between May 9, 2014, and May 8, 2015, are eligible to win this airplane. The airplane will be awarded at noon on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Sporty's annual Fly-in.
"Don't forget the Rotax engine that delivers an incredible 135 mph on just five gallons of auto gas," says Wolf. "Any pilot will enjoy flying this airplane – cross country or just around the patch."
For more information on Sporty's RV-12 sweepstakes, please visit sportys.com/sweepstakes.
Now in its 52nd year, Sporty's has grown from a one-man operation launched by Hal Shevers to the world's largest pilot shop and an iconic general aviation brand. Sporty's operations extend to airport management, avionics installation and repair, aircraft maintenance, a residential airport community, new aircraft sales and flight training, including for the University of Cincinnati's professional pilot program. Located at Clermont County/Sporty's Airport (I69), Sporty's is philanthropically dedicated to expanding the general aviation community with both pilots and skilled technicians.