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AOPA Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

A radial engine, an open cockpit, and more fun than you can imagine If you're unfamiliar with antique aircraft, you're asking, "AOPA is giving away a whatco?" It's a Waco, and the name rhymes with taco. AOPA's two-year celebration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight begins this month with the restoration of your Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes airplane — a pilot-friendly 1940 Waco UPF-7 biplane.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2001

A Time for Action: AOPA Announces Member-Supported General Aviation Restoration Fund AOPA's efforts to restore general aviation flying across America took an extraordinary turn last month with the establishment of the General Aviation Restoration Fund. AOPA is asking members to dig deep during this crisis to institute a sweeping education campaign to inform the public and government officials about general aviation's positive contributions and significant economic impact that stretches nationwide.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2001

Phil Boyer, AOPA's president since 1991, has been a member of the association since 1967. The aviation year is coming to a close far differently than any of us expected and considerably altered from the way it started.

AOPA Action

Article | Apr 01, 2001

FAA Improvements Cut, Then Restored After AOPA-Led Fight It took just 11 days in February for an AOPA-led industry lobbying effort to convince the Bush administration to restore critical cuts in the FAA's 2002 budget. Restoration will allow badly needed upgrades in ATC, airport improvements, and relief from air traffic congestion and delays, as directed by Congress last year with passage of the Aviation Investment and Reform Act (AIR-21).


Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2000

Twenty miles into the Nevada desert, the ritz, glitz, and excess of Las Vegas fade into rock, dust, and boundless sky. This is the town of Jean, allegedly named for Jean Peters, the actress and former wife of the late billionaire/aviator/recluse Howard Hughes.

Postcards: Birthplace of Aviation: Southern Ohio

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2000

As we walked to her car, my tour guide, Liz, was indignant. "We have a terrible feud going with North Carolina," she explained.

AOPA "Timeless Tri-Pacer" 1998 Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 1998

Finishing the work on our yearlong restoration No doubt about it. The tension increased during AOPA Expo this October for the upcoming selection of a winner for the Timeless Tri-Pacer.

AOPA "Timeless Tri-Pacer" 1998 Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1998

Undertaking restoration of the Timeless Tri-Pacer's airframe You never know what you'll find when you open up a 40-year-old airplane, particularly one swathed in fabric. Will the stories told by the airframe be of hardship and neglect or of easy living and fanatical upkeep? A lot depends on continuing maintenance, use of the airplane, and, quite honestly, luck.

AOPA "Timeless Tri-Pacer" 1998 Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 1998

We embark upon the restoration of the Timeless Tri-Pacer John Lammers stood by the edge of the runway and watched his (or, what used to be his) red-and-white Piper Tri-Pacer take the active. As the jaunty little airplane rushed down the runway — OK, it was cool out and I was alone — Lammers grabbed his radio and called, "Good luck, Marc.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 1997

Pilot Avionics DNC Headset Add one more reasonably priced active noise-canceling headset to this growing market segment. Pilot Avionics' new PA 17-76 Direct Noise Canceling headset, with a $599 suggested retail price (you'll likely be able to buy it for less than $400), does an admirable job of taming harmful noise and frequency levels and is also ergonomically friendly.