November 6, 2009
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Three vintage aircraft are on display at AOPA Aviation Summit’s Airportfest. The largest of the three—and certainly the shiniest—is Joe Shepherd’s painstakingly polished 1936 Lockheed 12A Electra Junior, one of the airplanes used in the filming of the movie Amelia.
Beside the shimmering Lockheed are a blue and yellow 1941 Waco UPF-7 biplane and a bright yellow 1940s-vintage Boeing N2S-3. Both of these biplanes were used to train pilots during World War II.
A touch of history, affordable flying, unique sightseeing, a good meal, and a community of pilots: Isn’t that what general aviation is all about?
Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.
Deep in the dense, moss-draped, oak forest of Amelia Island is a luxurious plantation resort. Check out this Florida destination while you are in the Southeast for AOPA's St. Simons, Georgia, Fly-In on Nov. 8.
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