March 25, 2013
By Ian J. Twombly
After three days and 27 hours of flying, we’re here. The trip from AOPA headquarters in Frederick, MD, to San Jose, Calif., for Expo was generally uneventful, if not long.
We left Frederick early Saturday morning and made it as far as Altus, Ok. The next day we blasted off from Altus for the Phoenix area. Bumps and a couple of long legs made that as far as we would get on Sunday. Morning morning we left a little later and departed for San Jose. We arrived at 7:30 p.m. local to heavy rain and strong winds. It was a fun challenge to end a great trip. Make sure to check out all the photos from the trip in the gallery.
Tuesday and Wednesday we arranged and built the static display for the aircraft at San Jose International. The Archer sits prominently and proudly as the centerpiece of the display.
Come to Expo this week to check out your finished 2008 Get Your Glass Sweepstakes Piper Archer. It’s a beautiful airplane that after many hours of flying I can definitely say is also very capable, thanks to its advanced panel.
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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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