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 Welcome to the 4th Annual Lindbergh Foundation On-Line Auction!

Auction is Now Closed.


Thank you for your interest in The Lindbergh Foundation’s Annual “On-line Silent Auction.”

This year’s auction is being held in conjunction with the 2010 Lindbergh Award Celebration on April 14, 2010 at the Buehler Restoration Center at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland Florida. Since not everyone in the aviation community will be at Sun 'n Fun, we are  opening the bidding to on-line participation, so that everyone has a chance to win these incredible, one-of-a-kind, chance-of-a-lifetime items.  You are invited to participate in—and win!— the items offered in this auction, even if you cannot attend our Event in Florida.

Here's how this unique silent auction works:

  • Each of these items listed will also be offered at the live auction on the night of our 2010 Lindbergh Award Celebration on April 14, 2010.
  • The highest price for each item offered during the advance on-line bidding will be noted as an “absentee” bid that night. 
  • If no higher bids are received during the live auction, the online bidder wins!  
  • Unless you're at our celebration in person, you won't get a chance to up your bid, so be sure to send in your best offer prior to the close of on-line bidding at 4 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 13.

    You'll have a chance to watch the bids for this item until the deadline for advance bids on Tuesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. CDT.  If you're not outbid on that night, you win!

All advance on-line bids must be faxed or e-mailed (PDF and e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <http:// This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > to Lindbergh Foundation using the bid submission form.

 The Lindbergh Foundation graciously recognizes the generosity of the following donors who have made this auction possible:

John and Martha King, Fantastic Day with John and Martha King
Mark Ross, 10-Day African Safari
Sean Tucker, Aerobatic Flight
Kermit Weeks, Fly in a P-51
Garmin, Aera 560 and Nuvi 1490T
Erik Lindbergh, Bronze Lancair/Columbia Sculpture
Forward Vision, EVS-100, an STC installation kit and “flipper” display


Item Donated By

1.  Fantastic Day with John and Martha King

King image

Spend some one-on-one time with the famous Kings! You and five friends will enjoy a fabulous Day with John and Martha King, which includes a personal tour of their studio, a souvenir DVD with you as the star, and a private dinner with John and Martha.

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John and Martha King





2.  African Safari with Mark Ross


Imagine you and three of your friends personally escorted, by foot and by plane, on an African driving/photographic safari by none other than Mark Ross, professional safari guide and commercial pilot. Stay in first class, deluxe private tent camps and inns and share your experiences of the day over delightful dinners.  

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Mark Ross

3.  Aerobatic Flight with Sean Tucker


The lucky high bidder for this priceless experience will fly a demo flight with premier airshow performer, Sean D. Tucker at AirVenture 2010 at Oshkosh this summer.   

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Sean Tucker

4.  Fly in a P-51 with Kermit Weeks

Kermit P-51

Ever want to fly in the most famous fighter of all time? Well, here’s your chance.   

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Kermit Weeks

5.  Garmin Aera 560

The most feature-rich navigator in Garmin’s aera lineup, the 560 model combines a more advanced list of automotive and piloting capabilities with higher-resolution 9 arc-second terrain/obstacle graphics that yield over 11 times more onscreen resolution than the standard 30 arc-second versions.

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6.  Erik Lindbergh Sculpture

Eriks sculpture

Erik chose to use the incredibly capable Lancair Columbia aircraft to do the 17-hour and 7-minute flight.  After flying this aircraft for many years, he came to understand the bond that his grandfather felt for the "Spirit of St. Louis" and why he referred to the flight as "We."  The original of this sculpture was made of Yellow Cedar, and cast into Bronze. 

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Erik Lindbergh

7.  Garmin Nuvi 1490T


Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 1490T saves you gas and money with ecoRoute™ — a green feature that calculates the most fuel-efficient route, tracks fuel usage and more.


8.  Forward Vision EVS System


EVS systems -- commonly known as infrared or thermal imaging cameras -- turn night into day for the pilot and help to penetrate haze, light fog, smoke and precipitation and up to 8 to 10 times further than the human eye.  The Forward Vision EVS 100 provides pilots the ability to "see" trees, powerlines, unlit aircraft, animals on the runway, and other hazards, even when the view out the windshield is complete darkness.  

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Forward Vision

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