November 11, 2009
The airplane being rebuilt as AOPA’s 1998 “Timeless Tri-Pacer” Sweepstakes aircraft was involved in an engine failure and emergency landing late last week during a test flight from the shop where it is under restoration.
Landing in a plowed field, the aircraft flipped over. Damage is still being evaluated but will add time to the restoration process. The test flight was being flown by an employee of the restoration firm, who was not seriously injured.
“Timeless Tri-Pacer” appearances at the AOPA Fly-In, Sentimental Journey to Cub Heaven in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and some other venues early this summer will be canceled.
AOPA still plans to award the “Timeless Tri-Pacer” in January 1999. Watch AOPA Online for further news.
Members who join AOPA in 1998 or renew their memberships this calendar year are automatically entered in the sweepstakes.
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May 18, 1998
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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