We’re glad to see Experimental Aircraft Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association joining forces where it makes sense. That was clearly visible this morning when we spotted a long line at what turned out to be AOPA’s Rusty Pilots seminar at the EAA national convention. Up early must be part of knocking off the rust; today’s seminar was a pre-8 a.m. breakfast meeting. A second Rusty Pilots seminar is scheduled for Saturday.
In Case You Missed it
In typical fashion, Van’s Aircraft refused to rest on its laurels after the RV-12’s prototype debut last year, and sought to improve on an already good design. The new production airplane has changed (beyond its color), with a castering nosewheel, toe brakes instead of a grip, reshaped control sticks for better clearance, ground-adjustable seats fore and aft as well as in tilt, and the list goes on. Best of all, this day/VFR machine is still a delight to fly; by Ed Kolano.