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AOPA Fly-In Casper, Wyoming | June 19-20
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ABOUT CASPER, WY

The AOPA Fly-In at Casper is Presented by Advance Casper!

Dust off your boots and hitch up your chaps, the historic city of Casper, Wyoming will host an AOPA Fly-In on June 19 and 20. This is a western town, with roots in the era when pioneers came west to search for gold and when the horse was essential transportation. We’ve saddled up with the city of Casper to hold our fly-in the same weekend as the College National Rodeo Finals so you can see exciting rodeos as well as enjoy two days of aviation entertainment and education. Casper is also home to the remains of an 11,600-year-old Wooly Mammoth, fossils, and dinosaur tracks! If that’s not enough excitement, Yellowstone, the Bighorn Mountains, and the Grand Tetons are nearby.

Expanded content, fresh Friday programming, new options, and exciting aerial activities. Join us for an incredible weekend of aviation fun!

AOPA would also like to thank our Casper Fly-In Supporting Sponsors, Casper/Natrona County International Airport and Natrona County, WY.

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LEARN

BE A MORE INFORMED PILOT

About

Be a Better, More Informed Pilot

Whatever your knowledge or experience level, you’ll learn something new at our workshops and seminars led by some of aviation’s top experts. We’ll have plenty of educational content to choose from that will help you become a better, safer, and more informed pilot. Complete your AOPA Fly-In experience by getting an AOPA endorsement at any of our interactive workshops and seminars.

If you’ve been out of the cockpit for a while, learn how easy it is to get back in. Our Rusty Pilots program will get you current again—fast!

Join us at one of the two offered Pilot Town Halls where AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker will bring you up-to-date on AOPA’s latest initiatives, issues that impact your flying, and take your questions on what matters most to you.

Workshops

About Our Paid Ground School Workshops

Air Safety Institute – Ground School Credits

$99 in Advance or $120 at the door gets you all-day access for two full days!
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

GROUND SCHOOL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE -$99, two full days of content and a logbook endorsement for each session!

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 important safety 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 or other flight training elements.

The Air Safety Institute’s Focused Flight Review qualifies you for FAA 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 are continuing our ever-popular workshops offerings this year. Purchase a “Workshops Pass” to attend our all-day Friday and Saturday Workshops, then pick from any of the four that are most interesting to you on both days.

New Ground School Workshops curriculum includes sessions covering:

Mountain Flying and Short Field Landings
Aircraft Maintenance for Owners
IFR Beginner and Refresher
VFR Advanced and Long Cross-Country Flying
IFR Advanced
Introduction to Formation Flying
Aerobatics and Upset Recovery

Note: Workshop titles and content subject to change.

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Seminars

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FREE Seminars

Friday & Saturday

With dozens of free seminars, you’ll find plenty of relevant topics to help you remain current in the latest techniques, regulations, and safety information. Led by world-renowned industry experts, these 45-minute seminars will help you develop new skills, increase your proficiency, improve your decision-making, and enhance your situational awareness. Looking to fly more often and spend less? We have a seminar for that, too!

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Rusty Pilots

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Rusty Pilots Seminar

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Getting back to flying is easier than you think. Join us for a fun three-hour seminar that will give you the information you need to get current again. You'll get credit toward the ground training portion of your Flight Review and leave with valuable take-home materials. 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.

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Pilot Town Hall

Pilot Town Hall

Friday & Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

No AOPA Fly-In would be complete without a Pilot Town Hall to meet with AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker. Take advantage of this interactive forum to talk with him, share your thoughts, ideas, and ask questions. Learn about the latest developments in the general aviation industry and what AOPA is doing to keep GA safe, fun, and affordable.

EXPERIENCE 

FLY-IN ACTIVITIES AND EXHIBITS

About

Fly-In Activities & Exhibits

Nothing beats the camaraderie shared among pilots when we gather to enjoy our favorite pastime—aviation! And there’s plenty to pack in over the weekend at an AOPA Fly-in!

Enjoy TWO FULL DAYS exploring the show. Visit the Exhibit Hall for an abundance of products and services and stroll through the Aircraft Display to get up close to incredible aircraft.

Drop by the AOPA Village where staff will be on hand to show you how to make the most of your AOPA membership. And don’t forget to score some official AOPA gear!!

AOPA Fly-Ins offer fun for the whole family, including the Kids Zone where they can share in the excitement of learning about aviation!

AOPA's regional fly-ins depend upon hundreds of volunteers to be successful, fun, and safe. If you want something better than a front row seat, volunteer and be part of the team that makes the AOPA Fly-In awesome.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Flightline Cookout

Presented by Jeppesen

Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.*

Join us for the Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen, under the stars on Friday night featuring the AOPA STOL Invitational! Spend a fun evening with family and friends enjoying drinks, camaraderie, entertainment, and amazing 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 field take offs and landings!

* Dinner food service begins at 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door (Children 12 and under - $10 in advance/$12 at the door)

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STOL Invitational

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 field take-offs and landings located near the airport infield, in close view of the spectators.

All AOPA Fly-Ins will include seminars discussing STOL techniques and Backcountry Flying Safety.

Texan Jimmie Gist, acting Aircraft Wrangler, orchestrates a STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) demonstration at the 2018 AOPA Fly In at Missoula.Missoula Airport (MSO)Missoula, MT

College National Finals Rodeo

The CNFR is the best of the best in college rodeo. Students from over 100 universities and colleges around the country will compete in events that range from saddle bronc riding to goat tying. National team championships are also awarded to both men’s and women’s teams. Over 400 cowboys and cowgirls from over 100 universities and colleges compete in Casper each year. Join AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker and other AOPA leadership on Saturday night for a wrangling good time!

Get your CNFR ticket information here!

Good Aviation and Veterans Museum

Feed your inner aviator with a visit to the Good Aviation and Veterans Museum. The museum boasts a collection of World War II vintage planes including two rare MIG fighters. Self-guided tours are available during business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Exhibit Hall & Aircraft Display

Exhibit Hall & Aircraft Display

Photography of the 2014 AOPA Fly In at Frederick, MD.

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Offering two full days, the Exhibit Hall will allow you to see, feel, and experience the latest technologies and gadgets 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 all in one place. Speak directly with specialists in the field about what is new to the market and what the future of flying will bring.

Take a stroll through the Aircraft Display and climb into the cockpit of planes ranging from the newest models to the rarest vintage aircraft and warbirds. Talk with aircraft manufacturers, type clubs, and collectors and aviation enthusiasts. One thing’s for certain, there’s sure to be 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.

If you need even more incentive to attend, allow good deals to propel you! Select exhibitors will be offering exclusive show specials and incentives only good for IN-PERSON purchases made on-site.

AOPA Village

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AOPA Village in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The AOPA Village in the Exhibit Hall has something for everyone. Stop by to meet your friendly AOPA staff who look forward to meeting you and updating you on the many valuable resources available to members.

Our financing experts will show you how you can save money on purchasing an aircraft or pursuing primary or advanced training. Learn about our members-only Pilot Protection Services with critical legal and medical coverage to keep you flying. Discover our many courses, quizzes, and videos created to help you become a better, safer pilot.

Talk to AOPA Foundation staff about ways you can support important AOPA programs or have someone from the AOPA Airports and State Advocacy team help you identify your local Airport Support Network representative. Visit our You Can Fly program staff for information on initiatives designed to support you at every stage of your aviation journey.

And before you leave, be sure to shop for the latest AOPA gear at the AOPA Pilot Gear Store— bring home a cap, T-shirt, or commemorative souvenir.

Meet us at the AOPA Village:

Kids Zone

Kids Zone

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

AOPA Fly-Ins have cool things for kids, too, including the Kids Zone where they can share in the excitement of learning about aviation. Kids will find all kinds of entertaining activities, from interactive games to a fun play area .

Volunteer

Volunteers Have More Fun

One of the best ways to enjoy an AOPA fly-in is to volunteer. Whether it’s setting up the main stage area or marshalling aircraft, volunteering will give you a unique perspective on the day’s activities. It’s also an opportunity to work the show alongside AOPA staff members, meet new people, and make lasting connections. Not only will you enjoy the camaraderie of fellow pilots and aviation enthusiasts as you help AOPA present a fly-in in your local area, but we’ll feed you and give you a free AOPA Volunteer T-shirt and cap, too!

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Explore

Local Attractions

About

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Located in the heart of the Cowboy State, Casper is a hub of fun things to do.  In fact, Casper offers many of the best things to do in Wyoming, all in one place. With amazing landscapes to explore like Casper Mountain, the legendary North Platte River, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, Fremont Canyon’s stunning rock walls and miles upon miles of multi-use trails, you can get your fill of the great outdoors in Casper. But the fun doesn’t stop when you go inside.  Casper is also home to more than a dozen great museums, touchable natural and human history, amazing local dining, craft breweries and distilleries as well as a vibrant arts and music scene.

With wide open spaces to explore, Historic Downtown Casper to visit, Garden Creek Falls to wander and David Street Station’s Splash Pad for the kids to enjoy, this location covers family fun with a wild west twist! You just can’t miss!

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Fly-Outs

FLY-OUTS

Our team is busy planning exciting fly-outs for you to enjoy! Check back soon for more information!

Excursions

EXCURSIONS

We’re planning some fantastic excursions in and around Casper, WY. Check back soon for more information!

Local Activities

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Every week there is something fun happening at David Street Station.

Hairy tarantulas, bearded dragons, a Bubble Zone, and countless rotating exhibits make The Science Zone a must for families visiting Casper.

Wyoming knows a thing or two about the Western way of life. Rodeo is considered the official state sport so it’s fitting that the Cowboy State plays host to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

Plan on visiting Crimson Dawn Park. For more than 90 years, locals and visitors have gathered on Casper Mountain during the summer solstice to celebrate the Midsummer Festival.

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Schedule

Friday

Friday, June 19, 2020

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 a.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 AOPA STOL Invitational
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Food Service

Saturday

Saturday, June 20, 2020

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
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.

FOOD 

WHAT YOU CAN EAT AT THE FLY-IN

Flightline Cookout

Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.*

Presented by Jeppesen

Nothing beats the camaraderie shared among pilots when we gather to enjoy our favorite pastime. So, what better way to end the day than to party at the Flightline Cookout! It’s all about family, friends, food, and fun—plus, fantastic entertainment.

Don’t risk a sell out—purchase your tickets in advance.

*Dinner food service begins at 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door (Children 12 and under - $10 in advance/$12 at the door)

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Pancake Breakfast

Friday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Start the day with a traditional pancake breakfast at the airport. Enjoy hot coffee, orange juice, water, sausage, fruit, and a delicious 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)

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San Marcos Fly Out

Lunch

Available for purchase onsite
Friday & Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Food is a big part of any pilot gathering and you won’t go hungry at this show. You’ll find an assortment of local food trucks, some with gourmet choices, plus, vegetarian options and desserts. They’ll satisfy every appetite!

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Travel

DIRECTIONS & OVERNIGHT STAY

Travel Directions

Fly or Drive

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.

COMING SOON

Flying

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Special Flight Procedures

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.

Coming Soon!

Driving

Driving Directions

Put 8500 Airport Pkwy, Casper, WY into your favorite GPS and follow event signs to parking.

Camping

Camping

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. Our Friday night Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen, will be 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, and no hookups available.

Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!

Hotels

Nearby Accommodations

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!

Car Rentals/Taxis

Car Rentals/Taxis

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.

Enterprise – Commercial/FBO Availability

Hertz – Commercial/FBO Availability

Local taxi and rideshare options through Uber and Lyft are available.

AOPA Strategic Partners

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AOPA Premier Partners

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AOPA Supporting Sponsors

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