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.
AOPA and EAA leaders will expand the collaboration begun in recent years, pledging to cooperate on wide-ranging issues from youth programs to member events.
AOPA Urges FAA to Withdraw Airworthiness Directive on ECi Cylinders
AOPA VOICES STRONG SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION REQUIRING FAA TO REVISE THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.