July 11, 2013
AOPA Outreach staff
Visit the AOPA Tent during EAA AirVenture July 29 through Aug. 4. The tent will be located in booth 193 through 195 outside of Hangar C.
Come see what your aviation association is doing to make flying safer and more affordable for pilots. While at the tent, check out exciting offerings from AOPA: You can renew your membership, learn more about AOPA Aviation Summit, fly the new AOPA Jay by Redbird, purchase AOPA gear from the store, and demo AOPA FlyQ flight planning apps. You can also speak with staff from Membership Services, the Pilot Information Center, Pilot Protection Services, the Center to Advance the Pilot Community, the AOPA Foundation and its Air Safety Institute, and much more!
Lastly, see the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair and take in the latest development in the exciting renovation project: a new paint job. This classic 1963 Debonair now has a completely upgraded instrument panel, and new wingtip fuel tanks, windshield, and windows, but this new paint treatment ups the ante as well. It’s all-white, and there’s a special twist. The airplane has decals explaining the many improvements made to the airplane over the past year. Plus, we’ve posted airplane trivia from 1963 as well as some other interesting facts from the Mad Men era. Can you believe the average annual income in 1963 was $5,800? Or that gas cost just 29 cents a gallon? This is a one-of-a-kind Debonair, so don’t miss it!
Pilot Protection Services,
AOPA Products and Services
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
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