August 15, 2003
"Excellent, excellent, excellent!" was all AOPA member Bill Savarese, AOPA 01270243, could say about his Waco experience.
Savarese is the latest monthly winner in AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes to claim his prize—a trip to Sedona, Ariz., and a flight in a Waco biplane similar to the sweepstakes' grand prize.
The flight is more than just a turn or two around the patch. Winners get four hours of flight time, provided by Red Rock Biplanes. Past winners have flown to Prescott to visit Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University or to Kingman, Arizona, or just admiring the beauty of the Red Rock area around Sedona.
In addition to the trip to Arizona and the time in a Waco biplane, Savarese and all the monthly winners receive a leather bomber jacket with a custom "Centennial of Flight" patch on the back.
The grand prize in the AOPA Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes, a fully restored 1940 Waco UPF-7 biplane worth $250,000, will be awarded sometime early in 2004. See AOPA Online for complete rules and eligibility requirements.
Advocates for Santa Monica Municipal Airport gathered Aug. 25 to rally support for Measure D, a ballot initiative that would require voter approval before the airport can be closed or redeveloped.
“I never went to an FBO I thought was fun,” said Michael Thayer. Determined to change that, he opened Flying Tigers Aviation at Chino Airport in Chino, California, in June 2013.
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