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!
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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