November 11, 2009
BY LARRY G. TUCKER
Oct. 8 ï¿½ My Waco flying experience can only be best described in two words: adrenaline rush. I went barnstorming with Mike Hanson at Biplane Rides located at Daugherty Field in Long Beach, California. Mike asked what I would like to get from this four-hour block of instruction in the Waco. I was quick to answer: a few stalls, spins, spin recovery, unusual attitude recovery, steep turns, and possibly some acrobatics! We did it all! I had the time of my life! While in-flight, I informed Mike via our headsets, "I've died and gone to heaven!" Mike answered, "No way, buddy, you are alive and well, your just having a Waco experience! However, it's going to be difficult to get that smile off your face for the next few weeks!" Thank you again, AOPA!
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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