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.
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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