All About St. Simons

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RSVP–Let us know you’re coming! 

Come visit AOPA at our regional fly-in...

Enjoy a full day of aviation fun! Make new friends, meet key AOPA leaders, learn new skills in seminars, shop for aviation products, and have two great meals. From 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the AOPA Fly-In will be an exciting day filled with fun, friends, food, and flying!

Download the event poster: 11x17 PDF or 8.5x14 PDF.

All You Can Eat Pancakes

Enjoy all you can eat pancakes for $5 at our Pancake Breakfast. Seats are limited, so please click the link to RSVP now to reserve your spot and get your meal ticket! Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m.  

Meet Mark Baker

AOPA President Mark Baker and other key leaders will talk about the latest issues facing general aviation and take questions at the Pilot Town Hall Meeting and throughout the day. Ask critical questions about GA, meet leading AOPA staff, and mingle with fellow pilots.
 

Lunch is FREE for Members

All AOPA members, their spouses and children, will receive a free lunch. It’s AOPA’s way to say “thank you” for your membership. For all non-members, lunch will be $10. Or, join AOPA today or on-site so you and your family can eat for free! Please RSVP now so we can prepare enough food.

*Disclaimer: Please note that to accommodate the anticipated crowds, our food choices will be set. We are sorry that we will not be able to accommodate special dietary needs.

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Schedule at a Glance

8:30-10:00 a.m.  Pancake Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.   Exhibits and Aircraft Displays open
10:30-11:30 a.m.  Seminars and Safety Briefings
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Lunch - Free for members and families ($10 non-members)
1:30-2:30 p.m.  Seminars and Safety Briefings
2:45-3:30 p.m.  Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President Mark Baker
4:00 p.m.  Fly-In Ends
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Educational Experiences 

More session speakers and topics coming soon! Look for some of aviation’s greatest communicators to share about safety, technology, aircraft maintenance, and interesting flying activities.

Friday 6:30-9:00pm – Rusty Pilots Seminar

AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar

Once a pilot; always a pilot. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We’re inviting you back into the cockpit and will help you get there. Come and participate in a FREE Rusty Pilot program with fellow lapsed pilots. We will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you’ve last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge. At the end of the presentation, all attendees will receive their endorsement for completing of the ground training required of a flight review!

Let us know you’re coming, please RSVP.

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Exhibits / Static Display 

Some of aviation’s leading manufacturers and product suppliers will be on hand. Shop for all your piloting needs and look at new and unique aircraft. Exhibitors are reserving spaces now and a list of will be posted here as the fly-in nears. Check back here a week or two before the event for a complete list!

Click Here for exhibitor info

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Getting There 

Fly or drive into the event! The AOPA Fly-In will be rain or shine, so please make plans to join us and get directions now.

GA Procedures

General aviation arrival and departure procedures and NOTAM information will be released approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. Please check back for this information. See Airport Info.

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Driving Instructions

119 Airport Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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After Arriving at the Airfield, please follow signs for AOPA Parking.

Aircraft Camping

Camp out with your airplane and make new friends! Camping will be available the nights of November 7 and 8. Reservations are required in order to camp out. RSVP to reserve your spot. Reservations are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn about the rules and responsibilities of camping at the airport by downloading the aircraft camping procedures.

How To RSVP

To camp with your aircraft, you must RSVP by emailing events@aopa.org and putting “SSI Camping RSVP” in the subject line. Please include:

  • Aircraft type and N#
  • Friday and/or Saturday night camping
  • Amount of folks in your party who will participate in the Friday evening dinner.
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Make it a Weekend  

Bring your family and make a weekend of it! Information about local attractions, hotel discounts, and rental cars will be provided so you can make plans.

Hotel Information

Below are special hotel rates available in the St. Simons area.  Please contact each hotel directly and mention AOPA when making the reservation.

Courtyard Brunswick
580 Milennium Boulevard
Brunswick, GA 31525
912-265-2644
$95/night + tax; Internet and fitness center included
This rate is available until October 17, 2014.  After this date, prevailing rates will apply.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Rd
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
800-342-0212
- Standard Room - $109/night + tax
- Resort View Room - $119/night + tax
- Partial Ocean View Room - $129/night + tax
- Ocean Front Room - $145/night + tax
- Other room types may be available.  Please ask the hotel directly when making a reservation.

Onsite Transportation

Make arrangements to have your rental vehicle delivered to the General Aviation Airport/FBO. Check-out the AOPA Rental Car Discount Program for reduced rates.

Local Attractions

Escape for the weekend and enjoy island life. St. Simons is the largest of the Golden Isles along Georgia’s southern Atlantic coast. Visit the Golden Isles Culture and Visitors Bureau website for more information on this beautiful island and all it has to offer.

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For Exhibitors 

The 2014 AOPA Regional Fly-In’s and Homecoming event are great opportunities for exhibitors to reach local aviation communities and meet with members in their own backyards.

2014 AOPA Regional Event Prospectus

Exhibitor Reservation Form

Floor Plan

Pricing

  • $650 for indoor exhibit space
  • $400 for single engine aircraft outdoor static display
  • $475 for twin engine aircraft outdoor static display

       

    Discounts

    For exhibitors with a paid aircraft on the static ramp, a demonstration aircraft on the hot ramp will be allowed at no extra charge.

    Any exhibitor who signs up to exhibit at all six regional Fly-Ins will receive complementary space of comparable size at the Frederick Homecoming Fly-In.

    Contact for Exhibitor Support

    For more information, please contact Dan Justman at 301-695-2182 or email at dan.justman@aopa.org.

     

     

     

    Payment: Payment in full must accompany the reservation form.

    Cancellations/Refunds: There will be no refunds for cancellations at any time.

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    Sign Up to Volunteer at the AOPA Fly-In, St. Simons, GA. 

    Volunteers are needed to assist with event set-up, parking attendee aircraft, directing ground transportation, greeting attendees, managing the flow of aircraft, people and vehicles, as well as event tear-down. All volunteers will receive lunch, a Fly-in Volunteer t-shirt, an AOPA hat and the gratitude of AOPA and attendees. This AOPA fly-in promises to be a fun, relaxed event. Come help make it a success!

    Click here to volunteer