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Last chance to enter to win a Cessna Cardinal! Join or renew your AOPA membership for your chance to win a totally refurbished Cessna Cardinal as the grand prize in AOPA's 2007 Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes. Joining or renewing is easy: Call 800-USA-AOPA or go online.

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TOLL-FREE PILOT INFORMATION CENTER
Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672)
Click www.aopa.org

NEW ADDRESS?
Send your new address and AOPA membership number to AOPA, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, Maryland 21701-4798
Fax 301/695-2375
Click www.aopa.org/coa-form.html

AOPA AIR SAFETY FOUNDATION
Call 800/638-3101
Click www.aopa.org/asf/

AOPA CREDIT CARD PROGRAM
Call 800/523-7666
Click www.aopa.org/info/cc/

AOPA AIRCRAFT INSURANCE
Call 800/622-AOPA (622-2672)
Click www.aopa.org/aircraftinsurance.html

AOPA LEGAL SERVICES PLAN
Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672)
Click www.aopa.org/legalservices.html

AOPA ONLINE TRAVEL
Click www.aopa.org/travel/

OTHER AOPA MEMBER PRODUCTS
Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672)
Click www.aopa.org/memberproducts/

Last chance to enter to win a Cessna Cardinal!

Join or renew your AOPA membership for your chance to win a totally refurbished Cessna Cardinal as the grand prize in AOPA's 2007 Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes.

Joining or renewing is easy: Call 800-USA-AOPA or go online.

AOPA Credit Card: The card that rewards you and general aviation

With the AOPA WorldPoints Rewards credit card, you can earn points for your own personal use while helping AOPA fight issues such as the FAA funding debate and airport closures. AOPA receives valuable revenue from every purchase made with the card. "Members are supporting AOPA and general aviation every time they use the card," said Greg Sterling, AOPA executive vice president of non-dues revenue. "Revenue from the credit card program has helped fund battles such as AOPA's fight against user fees and helps enhance member service without raising dues."

You automatically earn two points for every dollar spent at more than 4,000 fixed-base operations, on select AOPA products and services, and at participating aviation retailers. Plus you receive one point for each dollar spent on everyday purchases. And there are no limits to the number of points you can earn or redeem. The more points you earn, the more valuable your rewards.

Redeeming points is easy; apply for your card today. You can go online or call 800-523-7666.

Cold weather operations

As the mercury drops, you'll likely spend a good bit of time dealing with the effects of winter on your aircraft. Unless you're fortunate enough to have a hangar for your bird, frost or snow removal can be a daily challenge. Many northerners cover the wings and cowling to reduce time spent cleaning them off. Take advantage of the morning sun by parking your aircraft strategically. Mother Nature can melt most of the snow and ice while you're sipping a hot cup of coffee. It's a good idea to remove the wheelpants during winter, as slush can accumulate underneath and freeze, causing your wheels to lock up when you land. Pick a dry place to do your run-up—increasing the throttle while parked on a patch of ice can send you sliding. And speaking of sliding, check your brakes while you're taxiing so you're sure you can stop if you have to. Finally, top off the fuel tanks after you land to prevent condensation from forming inside of them.

For more tips on winter flight operations, read AOPA's subject report " Winter Flying" online.

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