November 11, 2009
Aug. 10 ï¿½ Manley Butler of Butler Parachute Systems in Roanoke, Virginia, has donated two parachutes to AOPA's Centennial of Flight sweepstakes airplane, the open-cockpit Waco UPF-7. Butler is shown here in his Roanoke factory. He sells parachutes around the world, supplying smoke jumpers and designing chutes for military applications. Butler is custom-designing a parachute for the rear cockpit of your Waco, sizing it to the exact seat size. It will have inflatable lumbar support to form a comfortable seat for the pilot. Learn more at Butler's Web site.
AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.
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