AOPA Aviation Summit 2012

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This year’s AOPA Aviation Summit was held in Palm Springs.

Interesting location to see a GoPro Hero mounted on a PC-12 (would love to see the video from it):

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The return of the Parade of Planes – which was to taxi the planes back from the Palms Springs Convention Center to PSP Airport was quite a sight:

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The conga line back to the airport:

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“…Waco nine tango tango, turn left on to Sunrise Way and taxi to the airport…..”

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My favorite plane to see taxing down the streets was the Pilatus PC-12:

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Here’s some video of a beautiful (and rare) Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing:

Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing from Andy Robinson on Vimeo.

 

After all of the fun, I flew back from Thermal Airport and was rewarded with a spectacular view of the Palm Springs valley as the sun set:

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