April 6, 2005
Some are visiting AOPA's fifteenth annual Fly-In and Open House for the first time, some are passing through on their way to vacation, and others have made this an annual trip. But they are all wide-eyed and ready for a day of fun.
Cameron Platts, who has been an AOPA member since 1997, drove in with his wife Kristin for the day. This is their first time attending Fly-In, but they've got their day strategically planned so that they can hit all of the seminars they are interested in, namely Rod Machado's "Yoke and Pedal: Techniques for Safe Flying" seminar. Cameron also wants to learn what's new in avionics at the exhibitor's tent and check out the aircraft display.
Kristin, who originally was from Duluth, Minnesota, wants him to check out the Cirrus display. "She said that's the one I have to get," Cameron said with a laugh.
One member who attends annually decided to switch things up this time. He usually focuses on the aviation seminars but said he plans to concentrate on the exhibits today.
There's plenty to see and do, so whether you are a prospective pilot or high-time pro, AOPA Fly-In is sure to keep you actively involved and learning.
June 4, 2005
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
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