November 11, 2009
Sept. 3 ï¿½ How did you spend your Labor Day weekend? Some of the folks at Rare Aircraft in Owatonna, Minnesota, spent it working on your Waco UPF-7 sweepstakes airplane. The instrument panels are complete, and the avionics are going in the lower console this week. The wiring harness is pretty well wrapped up ï¿½ that's what Rare Aircraft owner Roy Redman and others did with their Labor Day. Other pictures in this latest e-gram from Owatonna depict work done prior to Labor Day. Shop manager Jeremy Redman and his wife Jen stitched the aircraft covering. Other work already completed includes sealing the wings. The wings then get a coat of primer (gray), and the surface is sanded prior to painting. In the meantime, AOPA President Phil Boyer has completed his checkout in a similar Waco. AOPA Pilot writer Al Marsh will be next, when the AOPA aircraft is complete, and will fly it with Roy Redman to Palm Springs, California, for exhibit at AOPA Expo. Following that, the current plan is for Marsh to bring the open-cockpit biplane from California to Maryland and AOPA headquarters.
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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