Wed, Aug 18, 2004
We're SO Bummed... ANN Gets Aced Out Again
A.C. “Doug” Douglass
traveled to Sporty’s headquarters on August 8, 2004, to pick
up his winnings: Sporty’s 2004 Skyhawk Sweepstakes airplane.
Since Douglass is a student pilot, he came with a flight
instructor, Scott O'Brien, who would fly the airplane back to
Tallahassee while giving Doug some dual.
When Douglass was selected as Sporty’s 2004 Sweepstakes
winner, he was not yet a pilot. However, within three hours of
being informed by Sporty's Founder/Chairman Hal Shevers that he was
the winner if he could qualify in time, Douglass had a third-class
medical and a student pilot certificate. Becoming a pilot was not
just a way to claim a valuable airplane, "It was a lifelong dream,"
When Douglass and O’Brien returned to Flightline FBO at
Tallahassee Regional Airport, they were greeted with a red carpet
and a group of cheering friends and relatives.
Douglass has since begun flight training with Ron Fisher in
Tallahassee. In fact, Douglass’s wife Pat is making plans to
learn to fly too. He adds, “Pat and I are filled with
gratitude for this huge gift and excitement for our new
The 2005 Sporty’s Sweepstakes airplane will mark the 20th
anniversary of Sporty’s Sweepstakes and will be awarded on
September 14, 2005, to a lucky Sporty’s customer. This
brand-new Skyhawk is special in that it is the 150,000th
single-engine airplane produced by Cessna Aircraft.
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