Experience Fort Worth and grow your personal network at one of our many evening social events. Each night AOPA offers an activity that allows the fun to continue long after the exhibit hall closes. Whether you're looking to attend a gala or hit a rodeo, these custom events for Summit attendees will be sure to leave a lasting impression.
Friday, October 11, 2013 (2 part event)
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$75 (all inclusive)
For the drovers herding longhorn cattle up the Chisholm Trail to the railheads, Fort Worth was the last major stop for rest and supplies. Between 1866 and 1890 more than four million head of cattle were trailed through Fort Worth, formerly known as "Cowtown" and is better known today as Fort Worth's historic Stockyards.
5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
AOPA invites you to join them in the Stockyards for a Friday evening event full of good food, great entertainment and fun atmosphere. Chow down on some famous Riscky's BBQ (a local favorite since 1927), grab a drink, enjoy a comedy gun fight, and relax to the sounds of Live Country music. Don't forget your camera! You'll want to capture a photo of yourself and a few pilot friends in front of an authentic Texas Longhorn who will be on display just for our attendees.
8 p.m. - Conclusion of the Rodeo
After you've eaten and drank till the cows came home (or the longhorn goes to sleep), mosey over to Cowtown Coliseum, the Stockyards' Championship Rodeo. Here you will view the best in Rodeo and Western action in a reserved seating area just for Summit attendees. Be sure to check out the pictorial timeline on the entry wall and the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame that occupies the corridors with its entire memorabilia for a brief glimpse into rodeo life. The Rodeo and Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame is included in the purchase of the event ticket.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join AOPA for a Pancake breakfast and Saturday keynote in the aircraft display at Meacham Airport. Hear updates on the latest in general aviation news, mingle with your fellow pilots and enjoy the ambiance of the dozens of aircraft on display.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
5 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Vintage Flying Museum
Step back in time and live it up at Fort Worth’s Vintage Flying Museum. Take the opportunity to dress vintage in your military or 40’s style apparel, and hear the sounds of Glenn Miller, Harry James and other greats from back in the day. When you’re not enjoying dinner, dancing or the live swing dance performances, take some time to check out over 20 aircraft on display. Unique exhibits include an A-26, B-26 and the T-33 just to name a few. Be ready to enjoy a wonderful, relaxed, and fun evening, listening to the best big band around, in the atmosphere of the WWII era.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 10-12, 2013
9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Cash bar; drink specials
Looking for more Summit fun after hours? Join attendees at Whiskey & Rye located in the Omni hotel for some late-night excitement. This great neighborhood bar features regional draft beers from Rahr & Sons Brewery, HD TVs, and live entertainment that will keep the fun going long after the exhibit hall closes. The oversized leather chairs and complimentary pool tables will have you mingling and networking all night long. Join us for reserved seating and drink specials offered just to our attendees. The Whiskey & Rye “Lift” Lounge is a great place for meeting old friends or making new ones.