January 23, 2014
For the first time in its 75-year history, AOPA will meet its members where they fly and share the joy of flight at a series of one-day regional fly-ins. Throughout 2014, these fly-in events will be held at six of our nation’s friendliest airports.
AOPA Fly-Ins will have something for everyone. Spend a Saturday with AOPA participating in aviation activities, exploring exhibits and seminars, enjoying a couple of meals, and building relationships. With free admissionfor members, these fly-ins willfeature activities designed to bring you and your association together around our common love of flying.
From Massachusetts to Georgia, Indiana to Texas, California to Washington, experience a great day of celebrating aviation together with AOPA. Bring your family along and make a weekend of enjoying the rich surroundings of great GA airports and their local communities.
AOPA is also bringing back its fly-in to Frederick, Maryland. On October 4, 2013, fly in or drive in to the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) and AOPA headquarters for “AOPA Homecoming.” This homecoming will be extra special as we celebrate AOPA’s 75th anniversary. Members are invited to come “home” and take part in a great party to celebrate 75 years of preserving and advancing general aviation.
Look for AOPA at other great aviation events held all over the United States—from major airshows and fly-ins, such as Sun ’n Fun and EAA AirVenture, to important regional gatherings such as the Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering and the Montana Aviation Conference.
San Marcos Municipal Airport (HYI)—April 26, 2014
Situated in the heart of Texas, this airport features the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing museum, as well as easy access to the exciting cities of San Antonio and Austin, rich with history, art, and activities for the entire family.
Indianapolis Regional Airport (MQJ)— May 31, 2014
Enjoy the heartland of America in this classic Midwestern city and a truly grassroots airport. Twenty minutes from downtown Indianapolis, there is much to do with great restaurants, museums, and entertainment.
Plymouth Municipal Airport(PYM) — July 12, 2014
On the shore of Massachusetts, there could hardly be a more historically significant place to visit. Renowned as the first home of those who founded this great country, Plymouth is a quintessential New England town with historic homes, rich history—and great seafood.
Felts Field, Spokane (SFF)—August 16, 2014
With parallelrunways and aseaplane landing area, Spokane’s Felts Field is a welcoming airport in the great Pacific Northwest. Enjoy tantalizing blue skies, towering trees, and clean air in God’s Country.
Chino Airport (CNO)—September 20, 2014
With two warbird museums on the airport and scores of vintage aircraft tucked in every corner, this former World War II flight training base is an incredibly unique aviation destination with easy access to all the attractions of Southern California.
Malcolm McKinnon Airport (SSI)—November 8, 2014
Surrounded by immaculate golf courses and seaside resorts, St. Simons, Georgia, offerspilots and their families from all over the southeastern seaboard a chance to come together in an amazingly beautiful environment.
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