Sporty’s Gets 100th Cessna Skycatcher

Cessna 162 LSA is Sporty’s 2012 Sweepstakes airplane.


Cessna has delivered its 100th 162 Skycatcher to Sporty's. The airplane is the 2012 Sporty's Sweepstakes prize and will be delivered to a Sporty's Pilot Shop customer at the company's annual fly-in next May.

“We are thrilled that Cessna reserved this milestone Skycatcher for Sporty’s Sweepstakes,” says Sporty’s president and CEO Michael Wolf.

The two-place LSA has a maximum speed of 118 knots and a 400 nm range. It is equipped with Garmin’s dual-screen G300 avionics package, including XM weather with a free one-year subscription.

This is the second year the Sweepstakes airplane is a Cessna 162. Sporty’s handed over the key to serial number five earlier this spring to Alan Horowitch of Yuma, Arizona.

During the nearly 30 years that Sporty's has held its Sweepstakes, 34 new airplanes have been delivered to customers. An entry into the sweepstakes is made for each purchase made at Sporty's Pilot Shop.