November 11, 2009
Oct. 4 ï¿½ Work is proceeding at Rare Aircraft again after a brief delay to upgrade the paint booth with a sprinkler system. Individual parts are getting a coating of the unique dark red paint chosen for the AOPA Waco UPF-7. The fuselage has all its plumbing, such as fuel lines, and is wrapped and ready for the paint booth as well. Workers at Rare Aircraft are working long hours to get the aircraft ready for AOPA Expo at the end of October in Palm Springs, California.
MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 light sport amphibious seaplane that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017.
The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.
AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”
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