Monday, June 05, 2006

AOPA Fly-In - how fun!

I was lucky enough to get to tag along with Roy and his instructor, Jeff Simpson, this past Saturday flying up to the AOPA Fly-In at KFDK in Frederick, MD. Roy was seen as some sort of celebrity, as we were told by many that this was the first time an award aircraft has made the trip back to Frederick during the Fly-In. Roy even got a mention on their Fly-In highlights page!

I got to meet Erik Lindberg, the new spokesman for the AOPA Project Pilot program. I also met Tom Horne, editor for AOPA Pilot magazine, who is also responsible for the restoration of the Cherokee Six they are giving away this year. The highlight was Rod Machado and his hangar talk. According to Roy, the trip was worth seeing him alone!

It took about 3 hrs to get up there, and about 2.75 hrs. getting back. I even got a chance to check out the in-flight entertainment by watching a DVD for a bit on the way back. Speaking of that, be sure to check out where AOPA has put a screen in the Six. Thanks for an awesome trip, Roy!

1 comment:

RF said...

That's gotta be cool! I've always wanted to go to a big event like's even better if you can hitch a ride with a "Celebrity" like Roy!

Congrats on Eaglesoft as well...I can't wait to see some 400A development shots!