April 6, 2005
Some are visiting AOPA's fifteenth annual Fly-In and Open House for the first time, some are passing through on their way to vacation, and others have made this an annual trip. But they are all wide-eyed and ready for a day of fun.
Cameron Platts, who has been an AOPA member since 1997, drove in with his wife Kristin for the day. This is their first time attending Fly-In, but they've got their day strategically planned so that they can hit all of the seminars they are interested in, namely Rod Machado's "Yoke and Pedal: Techniques for Safe Flying" seminar. Cameron also wants to learn what's new in avionics at the exhibitor's tent and check out the aircraft display.
Kristin, who originally was from Duluth, Minnesota, wants him to check out the Cirrus display. "She said that's the one I have to get," Cameron said with a laugh.
One member who attends annually decided to switch things up this time. He usually focuses on the aviation seminars but said he plans to concentrate on the exhibits today.
There's plenty to see and do, so whether you are a prospective pilot or high-time pro, AOPA Fly-In is sure to keep you actively involved and learning.
June 4, 2005
A touch of history, affordable flying, unique sightseeing, a good meal, and a community of pilots: Isn’t that what general aviation is all about?
Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.
Deep in the dense, moss-draped, oak forest of Amelia Island is a luxurious plantation resort. Check out this Florida destination while you are in the Southeast for AOPA's St. Simons, Georgia, Fly-In on Nov. 8.
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