UCAP mentioned in Washington Post column

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RigaRunner
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UCAP mentioned in Washington Post column

Postby RigaRunner » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:29 pm

Several months ago there was a mention on the podcast of Jim Greenwood, a former FAA official and Learjet executive, who flew his open-cockpit Fleet bi-plane under the 14th Street Bridge that spans the Potomac River in Washington, DC.

Today (22 April 2012) in a column in the Washington Post, columnist John Kelly takes up my question about this, references the UCAP podcast, and provides a lot of information about Greenwood, the flight and other "under the bridge" flying exploits.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/the-urge-to-fly-under-bridges/2012/04/21/gIQAhJvSYT_story.html

Sadly, the now-permanent FRZ (Flight Restricted Zone) around the nation's capital means that none of us general aviation pilots are going to get a chance to fly under the Potomac River bridges anytime soon.
A commercial pilot, IFR rated, who flies a Cirrus SR22 out of JYO.
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Re: UCAP mentioned in Washington Post column

Postby Scofreyjet » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:45 pm

That is a cool story, and the WP link to UCAP ain't bad either!
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Re: UCAP mentioned in Washington Post column

Postby jackhodgson » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:17 pm

Holy crap! You mean we actually got that right? Well, there goes our reputation.

// Jack

PS. Rigarunner, thanks for getting us the plug, and for digging out more info on that story.


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