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.
New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.
A California charter school has teamed up with a glider school to give students a potentially life-changing opportunity.
Do you operate at airports or heliports that have LED systems? If so, AOPA, the FAA, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and multiple professional pilot organizations want to hear from you.
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