It’s been several months since the Luscombe Endowment chose the winner of its “WIN ME” restored T8F Luscombe. While her name was drawn back in June, the winner of the airplane, Moiya Linden of Wickenburg, Ariz., was traveling and couldn’t arrange a meeting to transfer the airplane until the December holidays.
Moiya has exclaimed her surprise at winning the drawing on several occasions. She purchased 10 tickets, and her husband, Brian, also purchased 10 tickets. “We are told they will share the airplane,” said endowment officials, who noted that while inspecting the airplane, both Brian and Moiya marveled at the condition of the restoration and their good fortune. They asked Doug Combs to explain some of the switches and controls, and they were intrigued by the rockets switch used to fill a hole in the instrument panel.
The first early bird drawing winner for the drawing of an 8F will be announced shortly. That winner will get $500 in cash, and also participate in the second cash drawing in the Spring, as well as the Win Me Airplane drawing in November 2011. Drawing details are available at Luscombe.org. Click here to buy tickets.
The Luscombe Endowment continues its preservation missions for which it was formed by preserving a significant part of America’s aviation industrial heritage, and delivering technical support to Luscombe owners.
Don Luscombe pioneered the enclosed cabin monoplane in the 1920s and 1930s with the Monocoupe airplanes. He then developed the personal metal airplane market with the Luscombe Phantom, Silvaire and Sedan models from 1933 into the 1940s.
Luscombe Endowment has arranged for the continued production of parts. Its effort is supplemented by a parts exchange program, and fostered by access to knowledgeable technical support for Luscombe owners who wish to maintain or restore their airplanes.
For more information: Luscombe.org or 480-650-0883