October 15, 2012
By Benét J. Wilson
80: The number of aircraft that participated in the 2012 AOPA Aviation Summit Parade of Planes.
$70,000: A bid on “A Night For Flight” auction item—a lunch and flight with actor/pilot Harrison Ford.
$25: Landing fee at Catalina Island’s Airport In The Sky, which was waived for AOPA members during the AOPA Aviation Summit.
5 percent or more: Predicted increase in aircraft fuel efficiency on planes with Tamarack Aerospace’s “active” winglets.
$12,000: Donation received by the AOPA Foundation from the Lightspeed Foundation during the A Night for Flight charity event.
200 hours: Total time on the 2012 Tougher Than A Tornado Aviat Husky sweepstakes airplane.
325 knots: Cruise speed of Epic Aircraft E1000 kitbuilt turboprop.
$99: Cost of one-year VFR subscription for Bendix/King’s iPad app: MyWingMan electronic flight bag.
400: Number of exhibit booths at AOPA Aviation Summit.
10 hours: How long it took pilot Neil Bradon to do his first solo
PC-12: The dream aircraft of actor/comedian/pilot Dave Coulier
$115,000: Cost of “Signature Edition” Van’s Aircraft light sport RV-12
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
Cessna Aircraft staff gathered around the first production Citation Latitude to celebrate another step toward certification of an aircraft important to the firm’s future.
New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.
A California charter school has teamed up with a glider school to give students a potentially life-changing opportunity.
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