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May 1, 2013
By Dave Hirschman
Country music performer and general aviation pilot Aaron Tippin recently purchased a tiny biplane—Georgy Meyer’s “Little Toot”—to go along with Tippin’s hulking Stearman.
Tippin, a multiengine airplane, helicopter, and instrument-rated pilot, is also an aircraft mechanic, and he plans to restore the diminutive 1950s biplane to new condition with Tommy Meyer, the son of the late aircraft designer.
Tippin plans to display the airplane at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wis., this summer.
The small but strong aerobatic biplane, N61G, was first displayed in 1957.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
Veteran airshow performer Billy Werth teaches students to consider roads in case of emergency. On Aug. 10, he took his own advice.
Two venerable flying clubs have merged to form the new Textron Aviation Employees' Flying Club.
Southern California is the place to be as AOPA makes final preparations for the Chino Fly-In on Sept. 20. Chino Airport is about 40 nautical miles east of Los Angeles.
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