LOS ANGELES, CA — Build A Plane has just kicked off its annual fundraising auction on eBay. The on-line auction is a great place to find unusual gifts for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
"We get lots of wonderful support for our eBay auction," says Build A Plane’s Executive Director, Katrina Bradshaw.
Listed for sale on the Build A Plane website are things like satellite telephones, a private lunch with New Piper CEO James Bass, Patty Wagstaff’s flight suit, a ride in a B-25 bomber, stick time in an Eclipse 500 jet, a Honeywell AV8TOR MFD and even a 1949 classic Model A35 Beechcraft Bonanza. Items for sale start as low as a few dollars. Prices are set low to encourage participation, and the money each winning bidder pays goes directly to support Build A Plane’s efforts to promote general aviation and education.
Items purchased from the Build A Plane auction will be shipped to arrive in time for the holidays.
Build A Plane solicits aircraft donations then redirects those aircraft free of charge to high schools across the country. Students build or refurbish real airplanes and learn science, math, technology, and engineering. By the end of this year, Build A Plane will have donated more than 100 aircraft to kids across the United States.
This unique aviation effort enjoys industry wide support. Build A Plane’s advisory board includes Jack Pelton, CEO of Cessna Aircraft, Tom Poberezny, president of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Pete Bunce, CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites, and many more.
For more information visit www.BuildAPlane.org. To view auctions from the site, click "BAP Auction Store."
Build A Plane's annual auction ends this year on December 17th allowing items to be shipped to winning bidders before Christmas.
All proceeds go directly to support the organization’s charitable aviation education efforts.
Non-profit group joins forces with the federal government to educate young people about science, technology, engineering and mathematics by building real airplanes.