November 11, 2009
AOPA would like to thank the following companies that donated or discounted their products and services to restore AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes Waco UPF-7 or are otherwise assisting with the project.
ELT ACK Technologies Inc., 440 West Julian Street, San Jose, California 95110; 408/287-8021; fax 408/971-6897; www.ackavionics.com.
Upholstery Airovation Inc., 14871 Pioneer Trail, Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; 952/944-9690; fax 952/944-0758; www.airovation.com; e-mail email@example.com.
Waco monthly flight providers Biplane Rides, Mike and Kendle Hanson, 3355 East Spring Street, Number 10, Long Beach, California 90806; 562/427-9433; www.biplanefun.com; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aircraft covers Bruce's Custom Covers, 989 E. California Ave., Sunnyvale, California 94085; 800/777-6405; www.aircraftcovers.com; e-mail email@example.com.
Parachutes Butler Parachute Systems Inc., Post Office Box 6098, 1820 Loudon Avenue, N.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24017-0098; 540/342-2501; fax 540/342-4037; www.butlerparachutes.com; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leather upholstery hides Douglass Interior Products Inc., 2000-124th Avenue N.E., Bellevue, Washington 98005; 800/722-7272 or 425/455-2120; www.dipi.com.
Avionics (including GPS/com and transponder) Garmin International, 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062; 913/397-8200; fax 913/397-8282; www.garmin.com.
Battery and electrolyte Gill Aircraft Batteries (Teledyne Continental Motors), 840 West Brockton Avenue, Redlands, California 92374; 909/793-3131; fax 909/793-5818; www.gillbatteries.com.
Seatbelts Hooker Custom Harness Inc., 1322 South Harlem Avenue, Suite B, Freeport, Illinois 61032; 815/233-5478; fax 815/233-5479.
Fuel-flow computer J.P. Instruments Inc., 3185-B Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, California 92626; 800/345-4574 or 714/557-3805; fax 714/557-9840; www.jpinstruments.com.
Main wheels and brakes, and tailwheel Parker Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland Wheels and Brakes, 1160 Center Road, Avon, Ohio 44011; 440/937-1315 or 800/272-5464; fax 440/937-5409; www.parker.com/cleveland/.
Leather helmets Perrone Leather, 50 South Main Street, Gloversville, New York 12078; 518/725-9144; www.perroneleather.com.
Paint PPG Industries (for aircraft refinishing), Automotive Refinish and Commercial Coating, 19699 Progress Drive, Strongsville, Ohio 44149; 440/572-2800; www.ppg.com (click on "refinish").
Intercom PS Engineering Inc., 9800 Martel Road, Lenoir City, Tennessee 37772; 800/427-2376 or 865/988-9800; fax 865/988-6619; www.ps-engineering.com.
Engine Radial Engines Ltd., 9550 West Seward Road, Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044; 405/433-2263; fax 405/433-2202; www.radialengines.com.
Aircraft restoration Rare Aircraft Ltd., Owatonna Airport, 3431 West Frontage Road, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060; 507/451-6611; fax 507/451-1904; www.rareaircraft.com.
Starter overhaul RB Aero Inc., 14711 Lull Street, Van Nuys, California 91405; 818/785-5459; fax 818/785-0378.
Avionics installation R.C. Avionics, St. Paul Downtown Airport, 525 Eaton, St. Paul, Minnesota 55107; 651/228-9760.
Tailwheel tire conversion Russ Aircraft, Post Office Box 224, Avery, California 95224; 209/795-9378 or 800/304-7371; fax 209/795-2407.
Magneto and distributor overhaul, wiring harness work Savage Magneto Service, 21310 Cloud Way, Hayward, California 94545; 510/782-7081.
Headsets Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, 1 Enterprise Drive, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371; 860/434-4550; fax 586/816-7196; www.sennheiserusa.com/aviation/.
Alternator and controller Skytronics Inc., 227 Oregon Street, El Segundo, California 90245; 310/322-6284 or 800/421-6846; fax 310/322-6160; www.skytronicsinc.com.
Spark plugs Unison Industries, Slick Aircraft Products, 530 Blackhawk Park Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61104-5193; 815/965-4700; www.unisonindustries.com.
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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