July 21, 2009
By Alton K. Marsh
Peggy LoPresti, wife of the late Roy LoPresti and chairman of the board of LoPresti Speed Merchants and LoPresti Aviation of Vero Beach and Sebastian, Fla., died July 17. She was 79. Born in New Jersey, she lived in Vero Beach for 21 years.
Her husband Roy, renowned aircraft designer, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Amy Walsh of Allen, Texas; sons, Curt, Jim, Roy, and David, all of Vero Beach, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren.
The company helped owners to improve the airplanes they have, and is developing the LoPresti Fury airplane.
Those wanting to express condolences may do so online.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 light sport amphibious seaplane that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017.
The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.
AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”
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