November 11, 2009
June 5, 2004 - Instrument-rated pilots began arriving before 7 a.m. today, hoping to get a jump on the 14th annual AOPA Fly-In and Open House. Despite solid IFR during the early morning, the radar loop paints a more hopeful picture for later in the day. And there's plenty to do for those who choose to drive in instead of fly in.
Early this morning, AOPA staff and Frederick Municipal Airport personnel were putting the finishing touches on the static display area, pushing the final few aircraft into position. Vendors were setting up under the big-top tent, and AOPA staff members were preparing to welcome members, pilots, and other aviation enthusiasts to AOPA's headquarters.
Eleven hours of seminars are scheduled for this year's event, including a Q&A session with AOPA President Phil Boyer, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's acclaimed "Single-Pilot IFR" seminar, a session on aircraft ownership, another on legal issues, and, of course, Rod Machado's popular "Laugh and Learn" seminar.
Bombardier has launched the 12-passenger Challenger 650 with an order from launch customer NetJets.
Sabreliner isn't just for Sabreliners anymore. New owners and management have recast it as a jet refurbishment and parts center.
Nextant, rebuilder of the Beechcraft Hawker 400 and King Air 90, has named Piedmont Aircraft as the eastern dealer for the Nextant 400XTi and the G90XT.
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