November 11, 2009
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.
The FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.