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AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2002

Chicago's Meigs Field to Remain OpenVictory Proves Pilots Can Overcome Long Odds to Save Airports, Says Boyer Chicago's close-in Meigs Field will remain open for another 25 years, capping more than six years of unceasing efforts by local pilots and AOPA to save the embattled airport. Illinois Gov.

AOPA Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2002

They don't build airplanes like they used to No wonder they don't "build 'em like they used to." Parts counts and labor costs in our 1940 Waco UPF-7 are prohibitive by today's standards. The wings may be the most labor-intensive portion of the restoration of your Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes airplane, but there is strong competition for that title from all other parts of the aircraft.

An Aero Commander Restoration

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

One man's claim on Aero Commander's glory days T. Alan Hart — a Jasper, Texas, lawyer — had some specific ideas in mind when he pondered buying his next airplane.

AOPA Expo 2001

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

Life after the party AOPA members recently spent three days celebrating the freedom of flight and the association's ongoing efforts to restore general aviation. Instead of concluding that pilots shouldn't be allowed to have so much fun and freedom, AOPA threw a party and made plans for the future.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

Flying in formation takes caution, planning, and skill — and flying formation in the skies over summer airshows also requires a special kind of training. Last fall, AOPA Pilot Associate Editor Julie K.

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).

Pilots

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.