November 11, 2009
June 21 ï¿½ Rare Aircraft craftsmen in Minnesota are preparing to move your AOPA Sweepstakes Waco UPF-7 to their new workshop at Owatonna Degner Regional Airport, Minnesota, just 12 miles from the present shop in Faribault. Rare Aircraft also operates the FBO at Owatonna. The moving date is July 1 or shortly thereafter. In the meantime, a new center instrument panel has been laser-cut and is ready for mounting. New fairings to be mounted between the fuselage and the wing, and fairings for the tail feathers have also arrived. The center avionics panel is being engineered to install the PS Engineering PMA4000 audio panel with intercom. Once in the Owatonna shop, the engine will be hung temporarily to aid in installation of fluid and pitot-static lines, then removed prior to covering the aircraft. The wings are not yet mounted. All sheet metal parts will be newly made. The restored engine instruments have the Waco logo, as they did when they came new from the factory.
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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