Airportfest at Meacham

Make the trip out to Fort Worth Meacham International Airport and see all that Airportfest has to offer:

  • Nearly 100 aircraft on display
  • Live music
  • Food concessions
  • Vintage aircraft
  • Scenic tours from Epic Helicopters
  • Aircraft manufacturers offering demonstration flights
  • AOPA Learn to Fly Center
  • Special guest speakers
  • Fun aviation activities for adults and kids

…and much more!

Cook Children’s Medical Center PrayerBear Drive

AOPA has partnered with Cook Children’s Medical Center at this year’s Airportfest. Cook Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization based in Fort Worth, Texas. Their promise is to improve the health of every child in its regions through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease, and injury. To thank the Fort Worth community for their hospitality, AOPA is asking Airportfest attendees to bring a teddy bear as an in-kind donation to the Cook Children’s Medical Center PrayerBear Drive. These stuffed friends are given to help children on difficult days or when they are whisked off to surgery. They bring comfort to a child who misses home or has trouble sleeping. All “soft friends” must be new and of sufficient quality to withstand extended hospital stays. We hope you will participate in this special cause.

Music Provided by the Flying Musicians Association at Airportfest

"Pilot Musicians sharing their passion while encouraging and educating youth (& adults) in the science and art of aeronautics and music."

FMA, founded in 2009, is an organization of pilots who are musicians, spanning the globe, proficiency levels and genres. The goal is to share our passions in order to inspire, educate, and encourage others by creating enthusiasm and promoting personal growth in aviation and music. FMA fosters enthusiasm and growth through tireless efforts, given freely by members. Are a musician and a pilot? FMA would love to have you as a member. Join during Summit and receive a free FMA shirt!

Hands-on Discovery into the World of Aviation – For Teens!

AOPA has partnered with Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) to provide a free three-hour discovery program at Airportfest for teens ages 13 – 18, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of aviation and learning to fly through eight dedicated learning stations led by industry professionals. They will also get a chance to get up close and personal with general aviation aircraft. During lunch, participants will be entertained by Luke Hickerson and Jon Ponts, from the TV show, Flying Wild Alaska, who will talk about their exciting flying experiences. This program also satisfies the requirements for the Boy Scouts Aviation Merit Badge. Registration is required and space is limited to 100 participants, so first come, first served. Register online at

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