November 11, 2009
Short Wing Piper Club Vice President Frank Sperandeo flew his pristine Piper Pacer to Frederick, Maryland, on August 8 to present a special award to AOPA and the association's President Phil Boyer.
The stunning trophy and accompanying plaque recognizes AOPA and Boyer for "providing general aviation's leadership in the political arena, especially in the current struggle against repressive governmental user fees and the continuing struggle to reduce the oppressive flight restrictions of post-9/11."
The club said that AOPA services, including AOPA Pilot magazine and the AOPA Web site, were of "inestimable value" and "facilitated every aspect of aircraft ownership and flying."
Short wing Pipers were built from 1948 to 1963 and include such cherished models as the Clipper, Colt, Pacer, and Tri-Pacer. The " Timeless Tri-Pacer" was AOPA's sweepstakes aircraft in 1998.
August 8, 2007
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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