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!
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