August 11, 2011
By AOPA ePublishing staff
If the price, or bid, is right, you could walk away with any number of aviation-related products and experiences in the AOPA Foundation’s A Night for Flight online auction—many of which would make all of your pilot friends envious. The auction opened Aug. 11 and runs through Sept. 22.
What’s up for grabs in the auction?
You and your beloved aircraft could be the subject of a photo shoot with AOPA Pilot’s professional photographers. See how they plan and execute a photo mission on the ground and in the air—and see the stunning results of your aircraft shot in just the right light at just the right angle.
For the thrill seeker inside, satisfy the thirst for speed and unusual attitudes with a day of aerobatic training with Sean D. Tucker, crew for a day with the Whelen Air Show Team Goulian, or get a six-hour SuperCub seaplane rating package.
Getaways to wine country, a ski resort, Yosemite, Palm Springs, and more will help put even the busiest professional in vacation mode.
For the creative bunch, bid for your chance to name a character in a Stuart Woods novel or get Vegas Pro 10 to create your very own aviation film. Or do your work on a Waco radial engine table.
Sometimes, the best gifts are the practical ones. Bid on aviation merchandise like a headset, flight bag, tires, electronic flight bag, iPad2, Gogo sessions, an engine pre-heating system, and handheld radio. Or try to get a bargain on flight training packages by getting your bid in early.
All of the proceeds in the AOPA Foundation’s A Night for Flight Auction help create safety seminars and Webinars, provide online safety courses and quizzes free to all pilots, and preserve GA airports. Register to begin bidding and sign up for email notifications when a new product is added to the auction. You’ll want to stay up to date on the latest items. Aircraft and other aviation memorabilia are being added regularly!
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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