November 11, 2009
Aug. 2 - For the first time in many months, the Sweepstakes Bonanza sat for 10 days without being upgraded and worked on during the EAA AirVenture 2001 in Oshkosh.
Continually surrounded by groups of AOPA members jostling for a better look, the eye-catching, freshly painted airplane blew away everyone.
As soon as the event ended, AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne again took the controls and flew N2001B to Air Mod, the interior shop in Batavia, Ohio. For the next five weeks, Dennis and Cynthia Wolter and their talented crew will install a noise-dampening kit and a new leather interior.
Air Mod, a shop that specializes in fine Bonanza interiors, developed the sound suppression kit in conjunction with Skandia Inc. of Davis Junction, Illinois.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
Maintenance experts have asked the FAA to clarify whether recurring inspections of Cessna 210-series aircraft can be mandated without following required rulemaking procedures.
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