November 11, 2009
Feb. 21 - AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes Waco UPF-7 biplane will be on display at this year's Sun 'n Fun EAA Fly-in at Lakeland, Florida, April 2 through April 8. It will mark the aircraft's first cross-country flight since restoration. The $250,000 open-cockpit biplane has spent the winter in a hangar at Rare Aircraft in Owatonna, Minnesota, because it has been too cold to continue the required engine break-in flights. Take a look if visiting Sun 'n Fun - it could be yours. AOPA members are automatically entered to win when they join or renew. Since the Waco is a two-year contest, that means you have at least two chances to win. After Sun 'n Fun the aircraft will go to Frederick, Maryland, headquarters of AOPA. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Al Marsh will be aboard to write an article for a future issue of Pilot.
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.