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Parade of Planes kicks off Expo 2006!Parade of Planes kicks off Expo 2006!

Parade of Planes kicks off Expo 2006!

AOPA Expo 2006 Parade of Planes

Propeller blast never felt so good. With temperatures in the 90s, 104 airplanes taxied down the streets of Palm Springs, California, late Wednesday morning to kick off AOPA Expo 2006.

Thousands of people lined the streets to watch the airplanes taxi by under their own power. People applauded when the biplanes, a Waco and a Pitts Special, zigzagged their way through town.

Leading the pack was the AOPA Sweepstakes Piper Cherokee Six with AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne at the controls and AOPA Project Pilot spokesman Erik Lindbergh in the copilot's seat.

The airplanes made the two-mile journey from Palm Springs International Airport and gathered around the convention center where they will remain until 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

See a video of the parade, and read complete coverage of AOPA Expo in Palm Springs.

November 9, 2006

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