November 11, 2009
Apr. 8 ï¿½ The Waco UPF-7 was assembled recently to see if the uncovered wings, tail, and landing gear fit properly. Now the Waco is apart again. It took all five of the Rare Aircraft crew in Faribault, Minnesota, to get the wings off April 8. But before a Ceconite covering is added, there are additional steps that must be completed. Wiring, plumbing for the engine, and engine controls must be installed, steps that will take two months. Still to come are fabrication of the fuel tanks, straps to hold the tanks, and new windshield panes for the windscreens.
The next stop is Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 17 and 18 for the 2014 Red Bill Air Race World Championship, following an “electrifying” contest in Rovinj, Croatia.
AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg talks with AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy Jim Coon on his first 100 days and the top advocacy issues confronting AOPA.
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