June 10, 2010
By AOPA ePublishing staff
When thousands of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts flock to Long Beach, Calif., for AOPA Aviation Summit in November, many of those who fly in for the event will get help on the flight line from host FBO AirFlite Aviation Services.
Long Beach Airport/Daugherty Field and AirFlite are hosting AOPA’s annual convention for the third time. AirFlite will provide FBO services for transient aircraft and support services for the second annual Airportfest, which includes activities for the whole family and a one-of-a-kind static aircraft display.
Daugherty Field has a glamorous history and is one of the oldest airports on the west coast—and it’s only a short drive from downtown Long Beach and the convention center. With drop-off and pickup for complimentary transportation between the airport and convention center, AirFlite puts pilots in the middle of the action.
A stroll around the airport during Airportfest will give aviation enthusiasts a glimpse at the latest aircraft models, and those new to aviation can sign up for an introductory flight. The airport is only a 45-minute drive to Los Angeles, Disneyland, and Universal Studios, and not far from aviation attractions like the Planes of Fame museum in Chino.
AOPA Aviation Summit is Nov. 11 through 13 in Long Beach, Calif. Register online now and save up to 25 percent.
AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.
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