November 11, 2009
L AKELAND, Fla., Apr. 3 - The grand prize in AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes made its debut at the Sun 'n Fun EAA Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, this week. AOPA members at the show flocked to see the pristine 1940 Waco UPF-7. The three-seater biplane has undergone more than a year's worth of restoration at Rare Aircraft in Minnesota and is now valued at some $250,000. It will be awarded to a winner in early 2004. New and renewing AOPA members are automatically entered to win the airplane. For details on the sweepstakes and the restoration project, see AOPA Online. The airplane will also appear at the AOPA Fly-In in June, EAA AirVenture in July, and AOPA Expo in October.
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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