Win This 1940 Aeronca TC-65 Trainer

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A BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE AIRPLANE COULD BE YOURS – FOR JUST $50!

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The Oklahoma Airmen Flying Club is a non-profit general aviation organization that was established in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1953. Our goal has always been to make flying accessible, affordable, safe and fun for as many aviation enthusiasts as possible. Currently we own a Cessna 172 and a Cessna 182 that are both hangared at RL Jones, Jr. Riverside Airport.

Our long-term goal is to continue to help more pilots achieve their aviation dreams by growing and expanding our club. In order to do this, we will require more space and more aircraft to meet our rapidly increasing membership demand. (We currently have a significant waiting list for members.) At the same time, we are committed to keeping our membership fees the same throughout this process and not requiring any additional revenue from our members.

We chose to raffle a beautiful vintage aircraft to quickly raise the funds needed for more hangar space and additional aircraft. Our hope is that through this raffle we bring even more flying opportunities to more passionate aviators while continuing to promote general aviation in a fun, positive way.



RAFFLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

WHO:

  • The Oklahoma Airmen Flying Club, Inc. (the “Club”) is an Oklahoma Not-for-Profit Corporation registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(7) organization.
  • The Raffle Committee of the Club (the “Committee”) is responsible for conducting the Raffle of an Aeronca Tandem Defender N27336 and other prizes (the “Raffle”) and the invitation of individuals to register as Club Members as Special Event Members.
  • Raffle Creator (the “Raffle Manager”) is responsible for the management of the Raffle.
  • Club Officers, Committee Members, Raffle Manager Employees, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Raffle.
  • The Participants must be 18 years of age or older.  U.S. Citizenship is not a requirement for participation. Participants include Special Event Members and current Club Members. 
  • All Prize Winners shall be selected from the list of qualified Participants.

WHAT:
  • The Grand Prize shall be the Aeronca Tandem Defender N27336.
  • The Club may offer other prizes throughout the term of the Raffle.
  • All prizes are “as-is, where-is, with all faults.”  NO WARRANTY IS PROVIDED FOR ANY PRIZE BY THE CLUB, COMMITTEE, OR RAFFLE MANAGER.
  • The Club is offering 4,000 raffle tickets for the Raffle.
  • Each Raffle Ticket’s face value is $50.00, and discounts are available for the purchase of multiple Raffle Tickets by a Participant.  The Raffle Tickets do not have a cash value.
  • Purchasing a ticket also purchases a Special Event Membership into the Club.
  • For an individual Raffle Ticket sold for $50.00 to a new member, $12.50 shall be allocated to Special Event Membership dues and membership fees, and $37.50 shall be allocated as a charge and assessment for the Raffle Ticket.  For an individual Raffle Ticket sold for $50.00 to a current Club Member, $50.00 shall be allocated as a charge and assessment for the  Raffle Ticket.
  • For a group of three Raffle Tickets sold for $125.00 to a new member, $12.50 shall be allocated to Special Event Membership dues and membership fees, and $112.50 shall be allocated as a charge and assessment for the three Raffle Tickets ($37.50/each).  For a group of three Raffle Tickets sold for $125.00 to a current Club Member, $125.00 shall be allocated as a charge and assessment for the three Raffle Tickets ($41.67/each).
  • Participants with a Special Event Membership are entitled to participate in all of the Club’s social and recreational events for one year from the date of purchase of the Raffle Ticket.  This includes all social and recreational events, weekly lunches, in-person meetings, and socially-distanced meetings.  The purpose of the Special Event Membership is to introduce a Participant to the Club and current Club Members without the larger financial commitment of a Voting Membership.
  • Within 24 hours of a Raffle Ticket purchase, the Raffle Manager shall send a confirmation email to a Participant.  The email shall contain a unique number for the Participant’s Raffle Ticket.  It is the Participant’s responsibility and duty is to ensure the Raffle Manager has current contact information (name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) for the Participant.  The Club and Committee shall not be responsible for lost or misdirected email or out-of-date contact information.  Participants that do not receive a confirmation email should contact the Club at info@oklahomaairmen.com.
  • It is the Participant’s responsibility and duty is to safeguard the unique number of their Raffle Ticket(s).
  • The Special Event Membership and Raffle Tickets are not transferrable.
  • Raffle Ticket purchases are not deductible as a charitable contribution.

WHERE:
  • The Raffle is governed by the laws of the State of Oklahoma.
  • The Raffle is invalid outside of the United States and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  • All Raffle Ticket purchases shall be from Haskell, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
  • Delivery of the Grand Prize shall be at Haskell Airport (2K9), Muskogee County, Oklahoma. Other Prize Winners shall make mutually agreeable arrangements for the delivery of their prizes.

WHEN:
  • The Raffle shall begin on January 1, 2021.
  • The Raffle shall end on September 11th 2021 unless modified as described below.
  • If less than 2,500 Raffle Tickets are sold by September 1st 2021, the Committee, in its sole discretion, may extend the term of the Raffle until a minimum of 2,500 Raffle Tickets is sold.
  • If the maximum number of tickets are sold prior to September 11th 2021, the Committee, in its sole discretion, may end the raffle at an earlier date. 
  • The Club shall publish any change to the end date of the Raffle on the Club’s website.

WHY:
  • The Club is sponsoring the Raffle as a fundraising event and membership drive.  More planes, more members.  More members, more planes. 

HOW:
  • Each Participant warrants to the Club, the Committee, and the Raffle Manager that they can accept their Raffle Ticket(s) via email and legally participate in the Raffle.
  • The Committee, in its sole discretion, is responsible for all clarifications, decisions, and interpretations of how the Raffle is conducted. The Committee, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change, modify, or amend the Terms & Conditions as necessary to comply with any federal, state, or local law. 
  • During the term of the Raffle, the Committee, in consultation with the Raffle Manager, may designate a ticket as a Prize Winner of a prize other than the Grand Prize.  
  • At the end of the Raffle, the Committee, in consultation with the Raffle Manager, shall designate a Participant as the Grand Prize Winner.  The Club shall make the Grand Prize available for inspection at the Haskell Airport (2K9), Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
  • Participants don’t need to be present during the selection and designation of Prize Winners.
  • All Designated Prize Winners must demonstrate their ability to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including the Aircraft Registration Requirements (CFR Part 47), if applicable.
  • All Designated Prize Winners must provide all necessary information to the Raffle Manager.  For example, the Raffle Manager may need information for identification or tax purposes.  If a Designated Prize Winner cannot provide the information, the Designated Prize Winner shall forfeit their claim to the prize without refund or further compensation.
  • All Designated Prize Winners must agree to the unrestricted use of their name, image, or other information to promote the Raffle, the Club, and Club activities.  A Designated Prize Winner shall not be eligible for additional compensation for the use of the information.  If a Designated Prize Winner cannot agree to the use of the information, the Designated Prize Winner shall forfeit their claim to the prize without refund or further compensation.
  • The Committee, in consultation with the Raffle Manager, shall designate a Participant as a Prize Winner for all forfeited prizes, if any.
  • The Club recommends Designated Prize Winners consult with their tax advisor before they accept any prizes.  All Prize Winners are responsible for all fees, taxes, or expenses involved in the acceptance and delivery of their prizes. Prize Winners are required to cooperate with the Raffle Committee on the withholding of income taxes according to the IRS and OTC requirements in effect when a Designated Prize Winner is selected.
  • All Designated Prize Winners will be notified by phone and by email of their selection by the Raffle Manager.  The Designated Prize Winner shall have 45 days from the date of the email to complete the above requirements.  If a Designated Prize Winner cannot complete the requirements, the Designated Prize Winner shall forfeit the claim to the prize without refund or other compensation unless other arrangements are agreed to in writing.
  • The Club’s delivery and the Designated Prize Winner’s acceptance of all prizes is expressly conditioned on the execution of a delivery agreement by the Designated Prize Winner, which includes a waiver of liability and release of all claims against the Club, and satisfaction of all federal and state tax requirements. 
  • If a prize should become unavailable to award at the time of the drawing, the Committee, in its sole discretion, may 1.) reschedule the drawing; 2.) reschedule the award date; or 3.) award the cash equivalent of the prize based on the cost to the Club.
  • All risk of loss for a prize shall pass from the Club to a Prize Winner upon delivery.
  • No proceeds from the Raffle shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder.
  • All decisions of the Rules Committee are final and not subject to review by a court of law or equity, binding arbitration, or any other means.

The Prize

  • 1940 Aeronca TC-65 Trainer

    Engine:
    Continental A-65-8
    372 hours SMOH, 173 hours STOH

    Avionics:
    Standard Panel
    No Electric System
    Slick Magnetos

    Propeller(s):
    Sensenich W72CK -42
    110 hours TTSNEW

    Maintenance:
    Annual Inspection Completed April 2020
    All AD’s in Compliance

    This aircraft was restored by the Spirit of Tulsa Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. Work on the restoration began in 2012 and was completed in 2016. In part, the frame was powder coated, the wings were reworked, and new control cables were installed. The aircraft was re-covered using the Stits Poly-Fiber System. The engine received two new Slick magnetos and a new wire harness. Since the restoration the aircraft had a new 406/125.5 MHZ ELT installed, tail wheel spring replaced, and new recording tachometer installed. The aircraft has always been hangared from the time it was restored.

    Aircraft History:
    This aircraft came off the Middleton, OH production line in June of 1940. It was originally fitted with a 60HP Franklin engine and had a 60-TF designation. In 1950 it received an engine upgrade to a 65HP Continental A-65-8 engine and was re-certified with the 65-TC designation. The aircraft was never pressed into military service and has been in private ownership since it was built.

    The Aeronca Tandem Trainer was designed primarily as a low-cost aircraft for use by colleges participating in the government’s Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP).  This program began in 1938 and was renamed the War Training Service (WTS) in 1941.  The Aeronca History Museum reports that a total of 637 Trainers were built in 1940 (mainly) and in 1941.  All Trainers were manufactured at the Aeronca plant in Middleton, OH.

    A radically modified version of the popular side-by-side Chief, the Trainer was the first certified tandem aircraft built by Aeronca.  It was available from the factory with a Continental, Lycoming, or Franklin engine option.  One of the airframe innovations was to raise the rear seat position by 5” thereby improving visibility for the student who sat behind the instructor.  Because of the higher rear seat design, it became affectionately known as the “high chair Aeronca”. When flown solo, the Trainer is piloted from the rear seat and there are no brake pedals in the front position.

    With slight modifications improving visibility and adding equipment, variants of the Trainer (L-3 designations) were purchased by the Army Air Forces for observation and liaison purposes.  Other variants include the 65-TAC Defender and the TG-5 glider trainers. 



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