October 13, 2010
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Pancakes at the airport—what better way to start your day? Except maybe an early-morning flight in the crisp November air along the Long Beach, Calif., skyline. Fly in for a pancake breakfast and mingle with fellow pilots and AOPA members at Airportfest at the Long Beach/Daugherty Field during AOPA Aviation Summit on Saturday, Nov. 13.
The Airportfest Pancake Breakfast runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and will feature Rod Machado’s “Learning to Fly” presentation on the Airportfest Main Stage. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at Summit registration or at Airportfest.
Afterward, peruse the dozens of aircraft that will be on display like the Lockheed Electra Jr., military aircraft, glider, helicopters, and aircraft from manufacturers including Cirrus, Piper, Embraer, Cessna, and Remos. AOPA’s 2010 Sweepstakes Remos GX will be at Airportfest, waiting for one lucky person to fly away as its new owner! The Flight for the Human Spirit Remos, which has touched down in 49 states, also will be on display.
Live music, food concessions, discovery flights, and autograph opportunities from aviation legends will be available through the day at Airportfest from Nov. 11 through 13.
At the end of the day Nov. 13, wind down as Summit wraps up with a barbecue at Airportfest from 5 to 8 p.m. Get a front-row seat to watch aircraft take off and land, hear live music, and enjoy great food. Tickets are $30 per person and are available at registration and at Airportfest. Complimentary round-trip transportation for the barbecue will run from the Long Beach Convention Center to Airportfest, and to and from the AirFlite FBO from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Register online for AOPA Aviation Summit and the events at Airportfest. —AOPA ePublishing staff
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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