A look back: Summit in pictures

November 29, 2012

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    Aircraft line up in the streets of Palm Springs, Calif., for a one-of-a-kind Parade of Planes.

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    Retired Marine Sgt. Adam Kisielewski, Vice President of Operation Second Chance, lost his left arm and part of his right leg in combat in Iraq, but went on to earn his sport pilot certificate.

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    Jeff Simon of Bendix/King gave Summit attendees a sneak peek at the company’s MyWingMan electronic flight bag application.

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    Pilots took in hours of educational seminars at the show.

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    Actor Harrison Ford shared his love of flying at the A Night For Flight benefit.

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    A blast from the past: The “Rat Pack” performs at A Night For Flight.

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    AOPA President Craig Fuller discussed FAA initiatives with FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta in front of a packed house.

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    This performer took to the air for the California Dreamin’ Resort Party Oct. 12.

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    Gold rush! Pilots embraced the western theme of the Wild West Desert Adventure at the Metate Canyon with jeep tours, a shooting range, calf roping, barbecue—and panning for gold.

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    A long way from home.

Airplanes took to the streets, pilots panned for gold, and acrobats tumbled in Palm Springs, Calif., at AOPA Aviation Summit in October. Take a look at some of the sights that made this year’s Summit a don’t-miss event—and if you did miss it, plan for Summit 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. Notable attendees in 2012 included the Rat Pack (sort of), Harrison Ford (really!), and prominent faces from the aviation industry.