October 19, 2010
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Secluded mountain strips, national and state parks, aerial tours of major cities, international destinations—live these adventures and more during AOPA Aviation Summit, Nov. 11 through 13 in Long Beach, Calif.
Aviation forums about flying in the West, the Idaho/Utah backcountry, Alaska, and Mexico will whet your appetite for adventure and provide practical tips for making these trips possible. Pilot Getaways Editor in Chief John Kounis will reveal some of the best fly-in destinations in the West, including everything from remote strips to the Las Vegas Strip, on Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Also on Nov. 12, learn tips for flying into backcountry strips in Idaho and Utah and watch video of backcountry flying from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Later that day, get tips on flying to Mexico, including a thorough review of procedures, resources, and tips for flying to and within Mexico and then back to the United States, in “Flying to Mexico: What Pilots Need to Know.” On Nov. 13, head north with the “Flying to Alaska” forum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about routes to navigate the state and get unique tips on how to fly safely in the challenging Alaska weather.
Finally, put your adventurous side into action after Summit with a fly-out to Baja and beyond , offered through Caribbean Sky Tours. The fly-out will depart Long Beach on Nov. 14 and return to Calexico, Calif., on Nov. 19. Aircraft will stop in Loreto, Cabo San Lucas, and Alamos.
Register for Summit today to take advantage of these forums and more!— 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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