November 11, 2009
Oct. 20 ï¿½ The AOPA Waco UPF-7 is complete, but frankly we ran out of time to complete flight testing and then fly it 1,470 nm from Rare Aircraft in Owatonna, Minnesota, to Palm Springs where AOPA Expo begins in a few days. Instead, Rare Aircraft will fly a similar Waco to Expo. The crew at Rare Aircraft worked long days and weekends for the past two months to try to finish the open-cockpit biplane and deserves a pat on the back for their efforts, and a well-deserved break. The aircraft will be test flown after Expo. Photos are being taken of the completed aircraft, and you will see those soon. The first to see them will be attendees at Expo. After that, look for them on the Web, ePilot, and in AOPA Pilot.
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
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