AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes - August 15 Photos and Commentary

November 11, 2009

Photos and Commentary

AOPA Waco was based at Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Aug. 11 - AOPA member James J. MacVean has provided another link in our sweepstakes Waco UPF-7's history. He trained in the biplane in 1942 when it was based at Sunbury, Pennsylvania, as part of the Civilian Pilot Training program. The aircraft was used for secondary training, a course that focused on aerobatic maneuvers. Safair, a civilian flight school that was part of the government program, operated it. MacVean was housed in the barracks at Sunbury of what was formerly a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, another government program to provide jobs during the Great Depression of the 1930s and early 1940s. The airport remains in operation today.

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