November 11, 2009
June 13 - The sweepstakes Waco UPF-7 won crowd approval in June when 3,000 members and pilots attended the annual day-long AOPA Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland. Those interviewed indicated they would keep it if they won it - there's been a continual discussion among members as to whether it would be sold, kept, or kept only until the tax collector comes. Once all the rain spots are wiped clean (it stayed in the hangar during the soggy day, but water still reached the Waco's prop and cowling) it will be flown back to Rare Aircraft in Owatonna, Minnesota, around July 15. There, it will be prepped for its appearance at Oshkosh in late July and early August. After Oshkosh it will return to Frederick in time for the AOPA Expo in Philadelphia at the end of October. The drawing is in January 2004, and yes, if you're a member, you're entered. Monthly drawings are still in progress for a ride in a Waco in Sedona, Arizona. (You're entered for that, too.)
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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