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
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
The first A-29 Super Tucano was delivered Sept. 25, a tangible victory for Embraer and workers in the new factory in Jacksonville, Florida.
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