August 30, 2012
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Aviation enthusiasts dubbed the P-51 Mustang the winner of AOPA’s Favorite Aircraft Challenge this year, so it’s only fitting that it make an appearance at AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., this October.
Along with the P-51, other top-ranked aircraft including the Beechcraft Bonanza, F8F Bearcat, and AT-6 Texan will attend. Plus, AOPA’s 2012 Sweepstakes Tougher Than A Tornado Husky will be front and center.
Dozens of aircraft will encircle the Palm Springs Convention Center during Summit, converging after the Parade of Planes from Palm Springs International. Aircraft include the Carbon Cub SS, TBM 850, a range of Piper and Cessna aircraft, Total Eclipse 500, Phenom 100 and 300, Epic LT, GA8 Airvan, Kitfox, Lancair Evolution Turbine, Beechcraft Staggerwing, Pilatus PC-12 NG, 1929 Stearman Model 4E, Sportcruiser, Velocity V-Twin, Waco YMF-5D, and more.
Don’t miss out seeing all of these aircraft at Summit, Oct. 11 through 13. Register today and book your hotel to save. Advance hotel discounts end Sept. 7.
Aircraft Power and Fuel
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)?
The Aircraft Spotlight feature looks at an airplane type and evaluates it across six areas of particular interest to flying clubs and their members: Operating Cost, Maintenance, Insurability, Training, Cross-Country, and Fun Factor.
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