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.
In a world of airport burgers, Southern Soul stands out. Swing by when you visit St. Simons for AOPA's final fly-in of the year.
Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin stirred the pot with an Oct. 15 announcement that compact fusion could power vehicles, even aircraft, within a decade. Skeptics were quick to speak up, while Lockheed filed for patents and hopes to find partners in government, academia, and industry.
Check out this exclusive behind the scenes clip from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. We find out just how far the producers went to be accurate.
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