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.
AOPA told lawmakers that a tax-abatement bill introduced in Nevada would stimulate aviation business and make more services available to members.
Mavericks aerobatic team members are a highly seasoned group of pilots who prove age is no obstacle to flying with the utmost precision. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, legislation that would expand medical reform to include IFR. Also this week, join us for an AOPA-hosted event that teaches kids about aviation and animal rescue.
The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.
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