November 11, 2009
Apr. 29 - For the first time the AOPA sweepstakes Waco UPF-7 is at Frederick, Maryland, its home airport, having arrived there via Lakeland, Florida, where it was on display at the Sun `n Fun EAA Fly-In. The 750-nm flight took 8 hours and 6 minutes of flying time. On the clock, the airplane lifted off from Fort Pierce, Florida, at 8:33 a.m. on a Saturday and arrived overhead Frederick at 7:15 p.m. There wasn't much time for eating along the way, and vending machines provided the menu. Stops included Fernandina Beach, Florida; Orangeburg, South Carolina; and Danville, Virginia, before reaching Frederick. An article on the flight by AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Al Marsh will appear soon in Pilot. You'll learn some valuable tips about open-cockpit flying, like how to keep your gloves from flying overboard.
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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