Win a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler by entering the 2018 Jeep Raffle to Support the C-123 Homecoming!
The Mission of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum is to preserve the history of Hagerstown, Maryland's aviation industry. This history more than 100 years of designing, building and flying aircraft that have played significant roles in world events. The museum has 21 historic aircraft in its collection, 16 of which were built in Hagerstown. One of the Hagerstown built aircraft is the 1956 Fairchild C-123 Provider.
303 Fairchild C-123 Providers were built from 1954 to 1958 at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Maryland. These military aircraft were used during both the Cold War and the Vietnam War to transport troops, cargo and vehicles. Today, only a few survive. The museum's C-123 will become a memorial not only to those who designed and built the aircraft but also to those who flew and maintained C-123s while serving our country. A tribute to Vietnam/South East Asia veterans is planned as a permanent exhibit inside the aircraft. This raffle will help cover the many costs associated with the inspection, repair, maintenance and restoration of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum's 1956 Fairchild C-123 Provider N681DG. In addition, the ferry flight from Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport to Hagerstown Regional Airport will incure expenses such as fuel, oil, insurance, travel and other costs. The funds from this raffle will also support the ongoing operations of the museum. Join us on this exciting and challenging journey! The plan is to keep the C-123 flying after it returns home to Hagerstown. As work progresses on the C-123 the museum will post updates on its Facebook page.
Since the acquisition of the C-123 in November, 2012 much work has been accomplished. The largest and most involved project was repairing the control surfaces. In 2014, the rudder, elevators and ailerons, each the size of a small airplane wing, were removed and trucked to Hagerstown where museum volunteers removed the old fabric, repaired the aluminum framework of each part and recovered these control surfaces with new fabric. A year later the finished parts were trucked back to Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport and reinstalled on the C-123. In May 2018, a crew from the museum with the assistance of Bill Schillig and Bob Gbur from the Air Heritage Museum, Beaver Falls, PA. traveled to Ft Lauderdale, FL to "wake up" the C-123 from its long winter nap. Systems were inspected on the C-123, fuel and oil were added to the engines and the right engine was started. Additional work is needed to bring the C-123 up to airworthy condition. This is why the 2018 Jeep Raffle is so important! Funds are needed to cover the costs of travel for the work crew, parts and material needed for the C-123 and finally the costs of the ferry flight home to Hagerstown, Maryland.
By supporting the C-123 Homecoming project through your purchase of raffle tickets you will be recognized with your name printed on a C-123 Donor Plaque mounted inside the aircraft.
Tickets are $100 each or 3 tickets for $275. Only 1500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held when all 1500 tickets are sold or on September 8, 2018 at 3pm during Wings and Wheels Expo. If fewer than 500 tickets are sold by 3pm Saturday, September 8, 2018 the raffle will become a 50/50. Winner will receive 50% of the proceeds after raffle expenses.
You can buy as many tickets as you like. Your unique raffle ticket numbers will be emailed to you by Raffle Creator. If you do not receive your raffle tickets numbers by email within 24 hours call the museum at 301-733-8717.
All money raised by this raffle supports the Hagerstown Aviation Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
You must be 18 years of age to enter this raffle. You must verify this raffle is legal in the state you reside. This raffle is not valid outside the USA.
Winner will be contacted by phone. The drawing will be presented on Facebook Live and winner's name posted on the museum website and Facebook page.
This prize can be transferred to anyone you choose.
Any taxes, licenses and other fees or expenses are the responsibility of the winner.