What to expect
Join us as we return to our roots, providing a unique, casual environment to hangout with like-minded pilots, enjoy some entertainment, food and camaraderie.
The spot to be is the 39 Lounge where guests can grab some food and beverage from a Food Truck, engage in lawn games, meet Influencers and AOPA Staff, listen to some live music and watch some STOL demonstrations from the flight line.
This is a two-day event that you will not want to miss! Admission is $20 per person for both days, those under 17 years old are free. The Hangouts are open to everyone that has a love and respect for all that is General Aviation!
Music + Food + Fun = 39 Lounge
The 39 Lounge will be our hub for entertainment. Located close to the flight line, you will be able to leisurely hang out under a tent to grab food and beverages from a food truck. Meet and mingle with AOPA Staff and some of the top aviation influencers. This is going to be prime viewing area for our aerial entertainment, which is set to include STOL Demonstrations by Jimmy Gist, Warbirds and first class aerial acts.
In the evening, the 39 Lounge will convert itself into a music venue with bands, beverages and copious amounts of Pilot Talk. Catch Nick Hoffman, Country Musician and Host of Outdoor Channel’s, “Nick’s Wild Ride” as he performs, as well as other acts.
We will also be hosting some Fireside Chats and a “Fly-in Movie” being featured each night.
The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting a Big Band Dinner Dance Friday September 9th from 5:30pm-10:00pm. Join the Historic Flight Foundation for fine food, big band music and a Bob Hope Impersonator in a tribute to the USO. Click here for tickets
Presented by the biggest and brightest in the industry, discover how technology is shaping aviation today and tomorrow. Be in the know, with seminars hosted by the AOPA Air Safety Institute, to get all the tools you need to be the best and safest pilot. Topics may include: Thunderstorm Avoidance, Tips for Flying the Back Country, VFR into IMC Avoidance and Accident Case Study: Into Thin Air.
Feeling a little rusty, or a lot rusty? No worries, we will be hosting a Rusty Pilots Seminar on Saturday morning. If you are one of the more than 500,000 pilots who have stopped flying for one reason or another, or just needs a solid refresher, getting back to flying is easier than you think. Register to attend and find out what it takes to get back in the air, or pick up tips on the latest tools to make you a better equipped pilot.Rusty Pilot Registration
Hangout with your customers and show off your latest product or service by exhibiting at the The Hangout: an AOPA Fly-In. Pilots and aircraft owners will be eager to not only see, but also learn, and buy; they’ll be hungry for the latest information on new aircraft, avionics, flight planning tools, safety resources, and aviation services. Take full advantage of this laid back opportunity to meet your customers face-to-face by exhibiting at first ever Hangout: an AOPA Fly-In!Prospectus
We encourage you to come spend the weekend with us and pitch a tent under the wing of your airplane. AOPA has expanded our camping area to include camping hospitality. Our hospitality area will have everything from charging stations, to ice, water, snacks, and coffee. The Camper Hospitality Tent will be set up for you to get out of the sun and enjoy some food with other campers. You can spend the evening sitting around the fire pits or catch a movie at our fly in movie theater set up in the camping area.
Please note: this is primitive camping, however we will supply our campers with restrooms, a shower trailer and hand washing stations.
*Do you want to camp, but do not want to haul all your equipment with you? AOPA has partnered with Kit Lender to supply all your camping gear for the weekend. You can pick it up onsite as well as ship it back onsite after the show. Please click below for more information.Kitlender & AOPA Rental Gear
*Camping is included in your admission to the event, however we ask that you reserve your spot when registering, as camping space is limited.
AOPA has secured several room blocks at the following locations:
Tru by Hilton 13509 E. Mansfield Ave. Spokane Valley, Washington 99216. Click here to reserve your room!
Holiday Inn Express Spokane Valley 9220 E Mission Ave, Spokane, WA 99206. Click here to reserve your room!
Comfort Inn & Suites, 12415 East Mission Ave, Spokane Valley WA 99216. Click here to reserve your room!
Attendees wishing to reserve a rental car from Enterprise can do so by contacting the local Enterprise location at 7202 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99212 by calling 866-315-9155 and enter “*” to go direct to the local branch; ask to speak with Misha. Misha is also available via email at [email protected]
Car Pick up
- Rental cars can be picked up at the local Enterprise location at 7202 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99212
- A shuttle van will operate at the top of the hour to that location during the following times: Friday 11 am – 4 pm and Saturday 9 am – 1 pm
- Contact the local office at the phone number above to reserve your seat on the shuttle bus
Car Drop off
- Cars can be dropped off anytime at Enterprise at 7202 E. Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99212
- If needed, AOPA members can arrange to drop off vehicles at Felts Field rather than returning them to Sprague Ave office by contacting the local office and notifying them of your request to return the car to Felts Field and be charged for a 2 day rentall
- Enterprise is open Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm and Saturday 7:30 am – 2 pm
Normal Hours of Operation
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how AOPA puts on our events by working side-by-side with our team as a volunteer! Join other pilots and aviation enthusiasts serving in either airside or show-side roles: marshalling and parking aircraft, greeting attendees, helping with event set-up or clean-up, and assisting exhibitors. We wouldn’t be able to pull off these events without your help, and we’ll be sure to reward you for your help!
Registering as a volunteer is part of the event registration process. Click the link below to register and be sure to click “Yes, I’d like to volunteer” to let us know how you’d like to help!Volunteer
Stop by the Outdoor Exhibit Area on the ramp and airport grounds to see, touch and experience the newest tech, gear, and services you need to make your next flight safer and more efficient. The industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers will be there to talk with you about what’s new and what the future of flying holds.
Want to see what the latest tech could look like in your aircraft? Just want to see the latest models? Take a stroll through the Aircraft Display and talk to the manufacturers or dealers to learn about the latest innovations in technology.
- AeroLEDs LLC
- Aero-Mach Wilco LLC
- Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.
- Airspace Coffee Co.
- Angel Flight West
- Assured Partners Aerospace
- AVEMCO Insurance Company
- Backcountry Flying Experience
- California Aeronautical University
- Cessna Pilot Society
- Concorde Battery Corporation
- Electronics International, Inc
- Garmin International
- KITPLANES Magazine/ Belvoir Media Group
- Lifestyle Aviation
- Lightspeed Aviation
- Lycoming Engines
- No Limits
- Pacific Coast Avionics Corp
- Six Pack Aero
- Spokane County Sheriff's Office
- Tempest Aero Group (Precision Airmotive)
- Trig Avionics Limited
- Western Aircraft - Pilatus
- Western Aircraft - Piper
- Whelen Aerospace Technologies
From the moment the show opens at 12pm on Friday, we have a jammed-packed schedule full of non-stop aviation fun. From seminars about safety and backcountry flying to STOL demo's and warbird fly-overs and much more, you will always have something to do! After the fun of the day, start your evening off with Happy Hour in our 39 Lounge and go straight into meet and greets, fireside chats with your favorites in aviation and end your evening with the camper after party and outdoor movie on the flight line.
Safety Seminar Tent
1:00pm Back Country Flying with Mike Vivian
2:00pm Top 10 Flying Tips with Richard McSpadden
8:00am Rusty Pilots Seminar
1:00pm Pilot Town Hall with Mark Baker
2:00pm VFR Into IMC Accident Case Study: The Planning, Execution Gap
Industry Seminar Tent
1:00pm Navigating the Insurance Marketplace, sponsored by Assured Partners Aerospace
2:00pm What’s New in ForeFlight, Foreflight
9:00am Building a Career in Aviation, CAU
10:00am Five Things about Datalink Weather, Sirius XM
2:00pm General Aviation and Weather: How to Coexist, Leidos Flight Service
Come tour Moody Aviation’s missionary aviation training facility right here on Felts Field!
For 75 years, we’ve prepared missionary aviators with aircraft maintenance and flight certifications, a solid Biblical education, and cross-cultural skills to serve around the world. You will see simulators, classrooms set up for virtual learning, and hands-on engine and aircraft labs where we provide aviation training with a bush-flying emphasis.
Tour registration is required at Moody Aviation tour and group size is limited. Tours will be held Friday at 1pm and 3pm and Saturday at 10am and 1pm. Tours will depart promptly from Moody’s aircraft on the static display ramp.REGISTER NOW
Felts Field Airport (KSFF)
In the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Felts Field is a dream destination for visitors. Despite its cool, wet climate, the airport’s location in one of the country’s most scenic landscapes is something every pilot should experience at least once! Those flying into Felt’s Field have the option of touching down via pavement, turf, or even water— with its nearby proximity to the Spokane River.