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.)
The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.
California pilot Christopher Braun has created a revamped version of the cleco plier that is said to be lighter and more ergonomic.
There is no shortage of pilots in eastern Washington, but there does seem to be a scarcity of clubs in that part of the country.
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