SWAG Alert: Door Prizes to be Given Away at #Oshbash

5:12 PM

By Dan Pimentel,
Airplanista Blog Editor

I love this time of year, the flying weather is here, and in Oregon, I can trade my sweats and slippers for shorts and Birkenstocks.

But above all else, I enjoy the daily ritual of getting more excited about EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - it's @EAAupdate's Countdown Clock that keeps me going...and going...and going.

On the years that I host an Airplanista #Oshbash event (this year it's Tuesday, July 29th, 5:30PM - 7:30PM in the Press Tent), June is the month that everything begins to come together. One of those tasks that has now been completed is to find some great aviation companies willing to support what I do by donating some awesome SWAG for door prizes.

And today, Sporty's Pilot Shop stepped up by throwing down with a $369 Sporty's SP-400 Handheld NAV/COM Aviation Radio to be given to one lucky #Oshbash attendee. How cool is THAT?

I have always been a fan of Sporty's, they have some great people working over there. The person who made the decision to donate this valuabe prize is just one of the reasons Sporty's has been successful:
"There is no doubt that everyone in the industry needs to come together and try to solve the riddle of how we grow aviation," said John Zimmerman, a vice-president at Sporty's Pilot Shop. "What Dan Pimentel and Airplanista is doing with the GA Power Collective Panel Discussion at his 2014 Oshbash event is intriguing, and we wanted to be part of that. I have no idea what will happen when the Panel starts this discussion or what will come of it all. But I think I join all my colleagues at Sporty's when I say this is a topic we all need to be discussing. The concept of all major aviation groups coming together as one entity to find ways to grow our pilot population to 1,000,000 certificated pilots is very ambitious, and providing Airplanista with the donation of an SP-400 radio for the Grand Prize was a way we could show our support for this endeavor."
Watch this space as I announce other prizes as we get closer to #Oshbash.

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