Longview Professor Awarded Plane

It was a big surprise for an East Texas college professor, Saturday.  He thought he was receiving a grant for his university, but ended up getting much more.

Professor Bruce Chase arrived at East Texas Regional Airport Saturday morning, expecting to discuss a possible grant for his Aeronautic Science Department at LeTourneau University. Instead, he was awarded a rebuilt 1976 single engine Cessna Cardinal aircraft.  The plane was given to him through a yearly sweepstakes he won from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.  Needless to say, Chase was totally surprised.

Chase was also presented with a $5,000 grant by the owners and pilots association.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com