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.
A touch of history, affordable flying, unique sightseeing, a good meal, and a community of pilots: Isn’t that what general aviation is all about?
Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.
Deep in the dense, moss-draped, oak forest of Amelia Island is a luxurious plantation resort. Check out this Florida destination while you are in the Southeast for AOPA's St. Simons, Georgia, Fly-In on Nov. 8.
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