August 27, 2012
By Gary Crump
It has been a record-breaking hot summer in just about every part of the country, and for many outdoor professions, from lawn care specialists to road construction crews, electric utilities linemen and roofers, and countless others who had to work long hours in the oppressive heat, one tip that was on everyone’s mind was “hydrate and hydrate often.”
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With a closing speed of about 900 knots, Air Force pilots on a training mission have seconds to aim and shoot heat-seeking and radar guided missiles at a drone target. Their success came from repeated rehearsals. But as author Larry Brown writes, “there is nothing like the real thing to gain experience.”
A documentary film tells the story of the “first to fly and the first to die for the United States in the Great War.”
AOPA President Mark Baker flew four women and girls on two flights March 4 as part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week activities designed to introduce more women and girls to aviation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.