October 25, 2011
By Jill W. Tallman
Pilot and author Sue Hughes has released the fourth in a series of children’s books aimed at making aviation fun and accessible for young children. Claire Bear Flies to Oshkosh continues the adventures of Claire Bear, an aerobatic performer and mentor for young pilots.
Illustrated by Linda Terentiak, Claire Bear Flies to Oshkosh describes Claire Bear’s flight to the biggest aviation show in the United States. And yes, Claire Bear really does fly to the show, landing on the green dot as instructed.
Hughes, a CFI and aviation technical writer, also is the founder of Powder Puff Pilot, an online retailer of pilot accessories and gear for women. She published the first Claire Bear book, Claire Bear Presents … The Pilot Alphabet, in 2008. The other installments are Claire Bear’s First Solo and Claire Bear Explains … What Pilots Fly. All four titles can be purchased from Powder Puff Pilot for $9.95 each.
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
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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