July 10, 2014
By Sarah Deener
Registration is now open for the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4, so sign up now for your free lunch and a day of educational seminars, meeting with fellow pilots, and more at AOPA’s home base.
The fly-in at AOPA’s Frederick, Maryland, headquarters is back after five years, just in time to celebrate the association’s seventy-fifth anniversary. The day will be packed with aviation activities, including a pancake breakfast, a lunch free to AOPA members, seminars and safety briefings, and a Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President Mark Baker.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In. You’ll receive lunch, a Fly-In Volunteer T-shirt, an AOPA hat, and the gratitude of AOPA and your fellow pilots. Register now to volunteer or learn more.
While you’re at Frederick Municipal Airport for the fly-in, you’ll have an opportunity to tour your association’s headquarters and meet the staff, check out aircraft exhibits, and shop for the latest aviation products and technologies from top names in the industry. Nonpilots can visit a special learn to fly area on the field.
The morning starts at 8:30 a.m. with a $5 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast; reserve your spot when you register online as seats are limited. Free seminars, led by dynamic presenters including Rod Machado and AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg, kick off with the opening of the aircraft display and exhibits at 9 a.m. Lunch, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free to members who RSVP. Then, learn about national and regional aviation issues that are most important to you in an extended Pilot Town Hall with Baker from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Fly-In concludes at 4 p.m., so take the evening to explore the historic city of Frederick.
At the AOPA Village, you’ll be able to renew your membership with a special $5 fly-in discount that includes a seventy-fifth anniversary AOPA hat, talk with AOPA Pilot Protection Services legal and medical professionals, get a free insurance quote from an AOPA Insurance Services representative, learn about financing from AOPA Aviation Finance, or shop for the latest AOPA Pilot Gear.
If it’s been a while since you flew as pilot in command, come Friday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. to participate in a free Rusty Pilot program designed to help you understand what’s changed since you last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge. Click here to RSVP.
Reserve your meal ticket and register for the pancake breakfast online.
AOPA Editor – Web Sarah Deener has worked for AOPA since 2009 and has been a private pilot since 2011.
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