October 5, 2010
By AOPA ePublishing staff
After the sun sets in California on Nov. 12, attendees will take the fun of AOPA Aviation Summit to the streets of downtown Long Beach.
Aviation enthusiasts will have a chance to dance to the music of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s while they show their support for general aviation at a Friday night block party in the heart of the Long Beach restaurant district from 6 to 10 p.m. Pilots and nonpilots alike are welcome at the casual event, held outdoors at Pine Avenue, adjacent to the convention center; a suggested donation of $20 will help support the GA Serves America campaign.
Local restaurants have partnered with AOPA to provide specially-priced menus for Summit attendees--wear your badge to obtain a discount at any one of the restaurants listed on the block party Web page. Make your reservation early to take advantage of outdoor restaurant seating, and don’t forget to mention AOPA when booking to be sure you get the special Summit menus.
Southern California’s Silverbeat Band, a tribute band that plays hits from such artists as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bobby Darin, Elvis, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Herman’s Hermits, and more, will provide music as pilots dance and mingle with fellow attendees, AOPA staff, and invited guests.
Donations to the GA Serves America campaign will help AOPA speak on pilots’ and aircraft owners’ behalf in Washington, D.C., and help keep the future of GA strong.
Parking is available in city lots and garages surrounding the event, or members can easily walk from the Hyatt, Renaissance, Westin, Courtyard Marriott, and Best Western at the Convention Center and Rodeway Inn. Register online to attend. —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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