November 11, 2009
O SHKOSH, July 25 ï¿½ Your AOPA Sweepstakes Waco UPF-7 isn't together yet, but Rare Aircraft of Owatonna, Minnesota, provided a stand-in, nearly identical to the one that will be given away in January 2004, at its EAA AirVenture display this week. Spectators marveled at the beauty of the 1941 open-cockpit biplane trainer. The aircraft took Runner Up in its category during EAA aircraft judging this year. The AOPA aircraft was built in 1940. It will see rapid progress in August, now that the move of the Rare Aircraft workshop from Faribault to Owatonna, Minnesota, has been completed. The first action will be to cover the wings. Then internal plumbing and wiring will be completed in the fuselage before it is covered with Ceconite. The aircraft should fly in September. Look for it at AOPA Expo in October.
The FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.