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On April 10, four adventurous contestants embarked on AOPA’s Fun to Fly Road and Runway Rally—and you can be a part of the action! The teams will be taking pictures along the way to give you a glimpse into their journey. We’ll also have an interactive map so you can follow along.
Here’s how the rally will work: One team will fly AOPA’s Fun to Fly Remos, and one will drive a sporty Smart car—and the teams will switch midway.
AOPA Director of eMedia Alyssa J. Miller and Wired.com Correspondent Jason Paur will team up against Flight Training Deputy Editor Ian J. Twombly and Motor Week Associate Producer Steven Chupnick. All four rally participants will blog, video, and tweet their progress as the rally unfolds in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
- Saturday, April 10
- Sunday, April 11
- Visit Wilmington, N.C. (ILM)
- Stop at Dillon, S.C.
- Monday, April 12
- Stop at St. Augustine, Fla. (SGJ)
- Tuesday, April 13
Safe and sound in Santa Paula
Hailstones the size of golf balls in Arizona. Snow in Nevada. Looks like the Southwest’s weather patterns are starting to heat up, so to speak. You better believe that I’m relieved the Fun to Fly Remos is safe and snug in a hangar at Santa Paula airport as I write this. Our final leg to [...]
Barstow: the last fuel stop
About the only thing I knew about Barstow, California, was that it was the subject of a quote from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. When Patrick and I landed at Barstow-Daggett airport last Thursday, it represented an important milestone for the Fun to Fly Remos’s trek out West: our last fuel stop [...]
Arms wide open in Arizona
When we started planning how to get the Fun to Fly Remos from one coast to the other, we asked you for stopping points along the southern route–and you did not disappoint. Arizonans in particular were bursting with ideas, especially Flight Training contributing editor Greg Brown, who bases his Flying Carpet at Flagstaff. There were [...]
Long day’s journey into Albuquerque
Today and our next day in the Fun to Fly Remos are where the rubber meets the airway, so to speak. Today Patrick and I, flatlanders both, encountered our first real mountains. (Yes, I know we have the Appalachians, but they basically serve as a means of holding in the haze.) And there are more [...]