November 11, 2009
Oct. 15 ï¿½ Rare Aircraft employees worked through the weekend and on Monday, Columbus Day, to speed progress on the AOPA Centennial of Flight Waco UPF-7. The aircraft is in major assembly and the wings are expected to be bolted on soon. It is expected that the first flight could occur as early as Friday. That means that, assuming all goes well, it could leave as early as Saturday for Palm Springs for display at AOPA Expo. Rare Aircraft staff will bring the aircraft to Palm Springs, and it will be followed by a Citabria (Rare Aircraft is also an American Champion dealer) acting as chase aircraft to carry any spares that the Waco might need along the way. If the route is from Minnesota to El Paso and then west to Palm Springs, the distance will be 1,490 nm. With the 275-hp Jacobs engine, speeds could be 110 to115 mph. It has a constant-speed prop to help with the speed issue. It will need to arrive in Palm Springs Oct. 22 in order to lead the Parade of Planes from Palm Springs International Airport to the AOPA Expo site Oct. 23 in preparation for the show. Expo takes place Oct. 24-26. Call 888/462-3976 for Expo details.
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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