June 21-22, 2019
New this year! Expanded content, fresh Friday programming, new options, and exciting aerial activities. Join us for an incredible weekend of aviation fun!
Just 45 minutes east of bustling San Francisco, Livermore offers a variety of options to fit every visitor's whim. Visit historic downtown and enjoy shopping, dining, spa services, and live music. San Francisco Premium Outlets is a shopper’s paradise with over 150 stores. With more than 50 wineries to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity for plenty of tasting experiences. The area also boasts beautiful parks and hiking trails. All this and more just 10 minutes from the Livermore airport.
Be a more informed pilot
You’ll find lots of hands-on workshops and seminars for every level of pilot. Don’t miss two chances to attend the Pilot Town Hall where you can share your ideas with AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker.
Fly-In activities & exhibits
Enjoy the Friday night Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen. Check out the amazing Exhibit Hall and Aircraft Display. Learn about your AOPA member benefits at the AOPA Village, and much more.
Take in the sights and sounds of local culture through one of our planned excursions. Experience a new flying destination and meet other pilots by participating in an organized fly-out.
We’ll help you plan your stay with information on hotels, camping with your aircraft, rental cars and transportation alternatives, onsite meals, and much more!
What you can eat
& overnight stay
AOPA is committed to helping you become a better, safer, more informed pilot. At AOPA Fly-Ins, you'll find plenty of focused workshops and short, dynamic seminars that are led by some of the greatest experts and voices in aviation.
New this year, we are expanding our educational content with the Air Safety Institute’s Ground School Workshops (fees apply). These are focused learning opportunities with endorsements that apply towards your Focused Flight Review.
If you haven't been in the left seat for a while, our Rusty Pilots program can help you get current again.
Don't miss two opportunities to join AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker at the Pilot Town Hall where you can share your ideas and receive updates about AOPA initiatives.
How would you like to walk out of a low-cost, in-depth workshop with an endorsement from AOPA for your logbook?
Not to be confused with our free seminars, these in-depth learning experiences will be at a professional “ground school” level of education. Offered in two, three-hour sessions on both Friday and Saturday, these workshops will provide an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and deepen your skills in subject areas, provided by world-class presenters. You’ll leave each workshop with a logbook endorsement attesting that you've completed three hours of ground training applicable toward the Air Safety Institute’s Focused Flight Review.
The Air Safety Institute’s Focused Flight Review qualifies you for WINGS credit! The Focused Flight Review program was developed with and is recognized by top aviation industry partners with an intent to sharpen your skills, proficiency and knowledge using carefully designed flight scenarios.
We have expanded our workshops offerings this year. Purchase a “Workshops Pass” to attend our all-day Friday and Saturday Workshops, then pick from any of the four workshops that are most interesting to you on both days.
New Ground School Workshops curriculum includes sessions covering:
Check back soon for more details!
Note: Workshop titles and content subject to change.
Purchase now and SAVE! Registration is highly recommended.
Led by world-renowned presenters, our free 45-minute seminars are the core of the AOPA Fly-In experience, and as always, are free to anyone attending. New this year will be an expanded offering of free seminars all day both Friday and Saturday. Choose from over two dozen excellent topics that are sure to help you add new experiences to your logbook with confidence and competency. Take the time to increase your proficiency, improve your decision-making, and enhance your situational awareness as you learn from leading aviation experts. Leave the fly-in a safer, better pilot while you connect and develop friendships with other aviators.
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If you’re ready to get back in the left seat, it’s not as difficult as you may think. At just over three hours, Rusty Pilots gives you all the information you need to get current again, including credit toward the ground training portion of your Flight Review. Plus, attendees will be eligible for a chance to win a Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset. Click here for rules.
Free to AOPA members.
Not a member? Join AOPA to waive the non-member registration fee of $79 and get all the benefits of an AOPA membership for one year.
No AOPA Fly-In would be complete without a Pilot Town Hall to meet with AOPA President and CEO, Mark Baker. This event is your opportunity to talk with him, share your thoughts, ideas, and ask questions. Choose between two offerings on either Friday or Saturday and learn about the very latest happenings in general aviation and get updates on AOPA initiatives.
There’s so much to experience at an AOPA Fly-In!
Enjoy TWO FULL DAYS exploring the show, including the Exhibit Hall for all things aviation-related and a stroll through the Aircraft Display to see some of the most amazing aircraft – from the latest GA has to offer to rare vintage aircraft.
Don't forget to stop by the AOPA Village in the Exhibit Hall, meet your dedicated AOPA staff, and learn how to make the most of your AOPA membership. Fly-Ins offer fun for the whole family, including the Kids Zone where they can share in the excitement of learning about aviation!
Volunteer for one of our many airside or show side positions and get a behind-the-scenes look as you help produce the Fly-In. You’ll get interactions with our dedicated Outreach Staff and become an integral part of presenting the face of AOPA.
$25 at the door
Children 12 and under $10 in Advance/$12 at the door
Join us for the Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen, under the stars on Friday night featuring the AOPA STOL Invitational and a night Drone Show you won’t forget! Spend a fun evening with family and friends enjoying drinks, camaraderie, and entertainment, and unlimited food. You’ll get an up-close look at the amazing flying skills of the AOPA STOL Invitational pilots as they demonstrate mind-blowing short take offs and landings! The night Drone Show won’t fail to mesmerize and thrill!
AOPA is excited to bring you a Short Field Take-off and Landing (STOL) Invitational! While you relax at the Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen, let some incredibly talented pilots demonstrate backcountry flying techniques.
Interest in STOL and Backcountry flying is spreading across the nation and growing with annual competitions in Alaska and Texas. Experienced pilots use multiple aircraft to demonstrate short take-offs and landings on a turf surface located near the airport infield, in close view of the spectators. The aircraft categories range from single-engine bush airplane to turbine powered, heavy touring aircraft.
All AOPA Fly-Ins will include seminars discussing STOL techniques and Backcountry Flying Safety.
Like electric candles on AOPA’s birthday cake rising into the night sky, a fleet of no fewer than 80 drones will put on a spectacular aviation themed show at each of our 2019 Fly-Ins to celebrate AOPA’s 80th Anniversary.
The Great Lakes Drone Company, producers of custom-crafted displays using customized drones and specialized software to control the night-time aerial display, will provide this fittingly festive aeronautical alternative to fireworks. The Michigan company was among the first in the country to earn FAA waivers to create light shows with dozens of drones flying in digitally choreographed formations.
The shows, now named, AOPA’s 80th Anniversary Star Dance will be at all of the AOPA Fly-Ins this year. #stardance19
In celebration of AOPA’s 80th anniversary, we have expanded our Exhibit Hall to get you up close and personal with more of the cutting-edge technologies that make your flying safer and more fun. There’s no better way to see, test, and buy than at an AOPA Fly-In, where you’ll find many of aviation’s leading manufacturers and product suppliers under one roof. Get the scoop, directly from specialists in the field, on competitive aviation brands and what the future of flying will bring.
Stop by the Aircraft Display, featuring dozens of aircraft from manufacturers, type clubs, and local collectors. From the newest models to the rarest vintage aircraft and warbirds, there’s something for everyone.
Looking to purchase? Learn straight from the manufacturer about the latest innovations in airframes and avionics. Interested in updating or upgrading? Speak with owners and experts to discover what they’re doing to preserve their vintage aircraft or to refurbish their general aviation fleet aircraft.
If you still need more incentive to attend, the Exhibitor Show Specials should propel you. These on the down-low specials will only be good for IN-PERSON purchases from select exhibitors. Show Special list coming soon!
Stop by the AOPA Village in the Exhibit Hall and meet your friendly AOPA staff. We look forward to showing you all the valuable resources available to members. Looking to save money? Talk to our financing experts. Ask about our members-only Pilot Protection Services with critical legal and medical coverage created to keep you flying. Learn how we can help you become a better, safer pilot through our courses, quizzes, and videos or assist you with an aircraft. Show your support of AOPA initiatives with the AOPA Foundation or find your local Airport Support Network Representative with staff from the AOPA Airports and State Advocacy team. Check out the AOPA Pilot Gear Store for the latest AOPA gear and pick up a cap, T-shirt, or commemorative souvenir.
At the Trade-A-Plane Aircraft Sellers Corral, the airplane comes to you, where you can talk to the owner, ask lots of questions, and kick some tires. A package from AOPA allows you, as a buyer, to see what the aircraft is worth based on Vref, the industry-respected valuation service. With estimates from AOPA Finance, you’ll have a clear sense of the cost to own. Buying an airplane can be a daunting task – but not at the Trade-A-Plane Sellers Corral. Be sure to stop by!
If you have an aircraft to sell, why park it on “the back 40” when you can park it where the action is – at the AOPA Fly-In!
For only $99, the Trade-A-Plane Aircraft Sellers Corral gives private owners of piston aircraft the opportunity to show their aircraft and connect with interested buyers.
Located near show center, just a short walk from Main Stage, you’ll get plenty of traffic. AOPA will provide a seller’s package for your airplane which will include Vref, and a financing model.
Show your aircraft and connect with prospective buyers – space is limited to 25 aircraft!
AOPA Fly-Ins have cool things for kids, too. Our Kids Zone has all kinds of entertainment, from interactive games to a fun play area including activities, learning, games, and more!
AOPA plans the fly-ins, but volunteers bring them to life. Whether it’s setting up the Main Stage area, guiding cars and aircraft into their parking spaces, or taking down displays and exhibits at the end of the event, there are many ways volunteers help make the magic happen. But volunteering isn’t all about hard work – it’s also about meeting other volunteers, seeing the fly-in from the “insider’s” perspective, and making friends and valuable contacts that you will keep for years. You’ll be proud to have participated, knowing that you did your part to support GA. If you want something better than a front-row seat, join our community of AOPA Fly-In volunteers! Plus, we'll feed you and give you a free AOPA Volunteer T-shirt and cap for your efforts!
Just 45 minutes east of bustling San Francisco, Livermore offers a variety of options to fit every visitors’ whim. Visit historic downtown and enjoy shopping, dining, spa services, and live music.
San Francisco Premium Outlets is a shopper’s paradise with over 150 stores. Browse for Stetsons and cowboy boots then stroll through downtown Livermore and visit many of the local shops or restaurants. Take a relaxing walk through one of the many local parks or visit the Carnegie Museum.
With more than 50 wineries to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity for plenty of tasting experiences including relaxing on the patio of Blacksmith Square, home to several tasting rooms pouring local vintages.
For the kids, there are excellent places to shake off extra energy! Check out Boomers Family Fun Center, Pump It Up or Lost Worlds Adventure for fun for the entire family.
The area also boasts beautiful parks, hiking trails, and a 27-mile self-guided tour of local wineries. There are outside activities for every level of interest. All this and more just 10 minutes from the Livermore airport.
Go inside CAL FIRE/DynCorp, Aerospace Museum of California, and Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento!
Eight years after its closure in 1995 McClellan Air Force Base was turned in to McClellan Business Air Park. The former military facility is now home to hundreds of private companies, as well as state, federal and local government agencies.
Guests will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the CAL FIRE/DynCorp facility, the agency responsible for California’s fire protection totaling 31 million acres, then head to the Aerospace Museum of California for boxed lunches and free time to tour one of aviation's greatest showcases. This museum has over 40 military and civilian aircraft and a world-class engine exhibit. After, take an exclusive tour of the Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento hangars where they operate the Alenia C-27J Spartan aircraft patrol and search and rescue missions.
Attendees will meet at Mariposa-Yosemite Airport (KMPI) by 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. briefing with the airport manager. Scenic flights will depart Mariposa-Yosemite Airport for the beautiful fly over Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias at 11 a.m. Attendees will return to Mariposa-Yosemite Airport between 12:30/1:00 p.m., attendees will have the option to depart or take a trolley to downtown Mariposa for shopping and lunch on your own, the shuttle fee is $25.
For questions, please contact Rachael Snedecor at [email protected].
No wings required for these three flights! Take in the views of rolling hills covered in grapevines as you soar along the Livermore Valley Wine Country runways in our iconic Trolley, listening to great music and with a super fun Tour Guide! You will visit three top-rated wineries for a full flight of Livermore wine tasting at each and enjoy a custom ordered deli-style lunch along the way.
Book your tickets 21 days in advance notice for rescheduling consideration.
*Some restrictions apply.
Be sure to truly experience Livermore! Visit the local Farmer’s Markets, check in with one of the local tour companies who will make sure you don’t miss a thing, and check out the live entertainment to see the local talent. Livermore, CA has something for everyone.
If you’re ready for an adventure a little further afield, head out to San Francisco, approximately an hour away! If you’d like a tour of the city, there’s an app for that! Check out the downloadable app for the tour that interests you. For a night of fine dining, check out the list of the most popular restaurants to try. While you’re there, be sure to see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, a well-known and popular sight. What you may not know about the Bay Bridge -- there’s Treasure…Island that is. Treasure Island sits in the middle of the Bay Bridge and offers extraordinary views, wineries, food and art.
|8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||Pancake Breakfast|
|9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Free Seminars / Paid Ground School Workshops|
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Aircraft Display / Exhibit Hall Open|
|11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.||Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker|
|11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Lunch: Food Trucks|
|4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Happy Hour|
|5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen
Featuring special AOPA STOL Invitational demonstration; night drone show
|9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
||Drone Aerial Light Show, produced by The Great Lakes Drone Company|
|8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||Pancake Breakfast|
|9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Free Seminars / Paid Ground School Workshops|
|9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Aircraft Display / Exhibit Hall Open|
|11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.||Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker|
|11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Lunch: Food Trucks|
|12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Special AOPA STOL Invitational demonstration|
|4:00 p.m.||Fly-In Ends|
Tuition required for Ground School Workshops. All seminars are free, with the exception of Rusty Pilots, which is free to AOPA members and $79 for non-members.
Presented by Jeppesen
Join us for an evening with family, friends, food, entertainment, and camaraderie. Eat and create lasting friendships with fellow aviation enthusiasts while watching the AOPA STOL Invitational participants show off their backcountry flying skills. Then, add to the evening by watching the night Drone Show!
Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door (Children 12 and under - $10 in advance/$12 at the door)
Who can pass up a traditional pancake breakfast at the airport? Join us for hot coffee, orange juice, water, sausage, fruit, and syrup atop a stack of buttermilk pancakes – all served up with a smile by AOPA staff and volunteers.
Cost: $7 in advance/$10 at the door (Children 12 and under - $5 in advance/$7 at the door)
You won’t go hungry with an assortment of local food trucks, some with gourmet choices, plus, vegetarian options and desserts. They’ll be able to satisfy every appetite! Lunch will be available for purchase onsite from our vendors.
Flying to an AOPA Fly-In is the most enjoyable way to attend, but you don’t have to bring an airplane to participate. We will provide special flight procedures for pilots, and great directions and parking accommodations for drivers.
Safety is a priority for any pilot, and flying into the AOPA Fly-In is no exception. Detailed special arrival and departure procedures will be developed and released approximately six weeks prior to the show, along with an FAA NOTAM to help guide you safely to the event.
Put 680 Terminal Cir, Livermore, CA into your favorite GPS and follow event signs to parking.
One of the favorite aspects of an AOPA Fly-In is the chance to camp with your aircraft, and join other outdoors enthusiasts and pilots. New this year, our Friday night Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen, will be centered near the aircraft camping area, complete with an exciting AOPA STOL Invitational aerial demonstration. This “don’t miss” event will be a highlight of your fly-in weekend! Camping fees apply. Camping is “primitive,” with limited shower facilities.
AOPA has contacted local hotels to let them know about our event. Some may offer discounts or other incentives to AOPA members. Please make your own reservations directly; AOPA does not assume responsibility for any hotel accommodations and provides these links only as a convenience to you.
Need to book a hotel room? Thanks to our partnership with Priceline, we are able to offer AOPA members discounts on hotels. Please visit www.aopa.org/hotels to check availability.
Stay tuned for more updates. Plan to book early to get the best rate!
Need to rent a car? Thanks to our partnership with multiple rental car companies, we are able to offer AOPA members discounts on vehicle rentals. Reservations are required, and rental cars will not be available at the airfield without prior reservations.
Click here to book with Hertz
Click here to book with Enterprise
Click here to book with Avis
Check back for information on taxi and shuttle services.