Parade of Planes kicks off Summit 2012
Taking to the streets
Was that an airplane that just taxied past your window? Residents of Palm Springs, Calif., were treated to an unusual sight Oct. 10: a series of airplanes traveling under their own power from Palm Springs International Airport to the convention center for AOPA Aviation Summit.
From the grass-strip-ready 2012 Tougher Than A Tornado Sweepstakes Husky to the sleek Phenom 100, the assortment of aircraft strutting down the city streets in the Parade of Planes turned heads.
Some familiar airframes made appearances: The Tornado Husky led the procession, and a few of AOPA’s former sweepstakes airplanes took their place among the nearly 80 aircraft taxiing along the route from the airport to the convention center. Astute plane spotters picked out the Win-a-Twin Sweepstakes Twin Comanche or the Commander Countdown Sweepstakes Commander from the sidewalk or while viewing the live stream on AOPA Live.
Attendees and online viewers documented the experience on online media: Experience their reactions on Storify.
October 10, 2012