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.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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