January 17, 2014
As a pilot or aspiring pilot, you know, there’s no better way to spend a Saturday than enjoying all things general aviation. That’s the experience AOPA is bringing to members and aviation enthusiasts nationwide with a series of six regional AOPA Fly-Ins and a special AOPA Homecoming in Frederick, Md.
Enjoy a traditional pancake breakfast and town hall discussion with AOPA President Mark Baker to learn more about you association, ask questions and share ideas.
There will be opportunities for members to meet and mingle with other members and AOPA staff, take part in educational and safety seminars, and explore aircraft displays, aviation exhibits, and participate in flying activities and clinics. For those who aren’t yet pilots enjoy a learn-to-fly area and maybe even take a “first flight” with an instructor!
In addition to the Frederick event, six AOPA Fly-Ins are scheduled.
San Marcos Municipal Airport (HYI), San Marcos, Texas—April 26, 2014
Indianapolis Regional Airport (MQJ), Indianapolis, Ind.—May 31, 2014
Plymouth Airport (PYM), Plymouth, Mass.—July 12, 2014
Spokane Felts Field (SFF), Spokane, Wash.—August 16, 2014
Chino Airport (CNO), Chino, Calif.—September 20, 2014
Frederick Municipal Airport(KFDK),Frederick, Maryland—October 4th, 2014
Malcolm McKinnon Airport (SSI), Brunswick, Ga.—November 8, 2014
So...is there one in your area?
Pilot Youth and Introductory,
Learn to Fly,
The AOPA National Aviation Community Center hosted Paws and Planes, an event that showed kids flying for others – including our four-footed friends – can be rewarding and fun.
J. Reid Garrison, an airshow performer and formation pilot who has been part of the story line at the major aviation events, including Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture, across the years, was recently inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame.
Children from the Frederick, Maryland, area got a chance to climb into an airplane, fly a simulator, and meet a flying dog during Paws and Planes Day.
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