Regardless of the weather, breakfast is sizzling at the 13th Annual AOPA Fly-In and Open House.
Rain or shine (it's rain), the thirteenth annual AOPA Fly-In and Open House is under way. There's a tower for fly-in traffic (the first aircraft arrived IFR at about 7:30 this morning), plenty of parking for drive-in traffic, more than 100 vendors are all in place under the big tent, nearly three dozen aircraft are on the ramp for the static display, and Sporty's has ponchos for sale!
Weather won't affect the seminar schedule. Visitors can pick from more than a dozen free seminars ranging from air safety to aircraft ownership, to just plain fun at Rod Machado's popular "Hangar Flying" session.
Once again this year, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation is hosting its spatial disorientation seminar and, once again, has arranged with Environmental Tectonics Corporation for a General Aviation Trainer II (GAT II) motion-visual simulator to demonstrate firsthand the hazards of spatial disorientation. Demonstrations are by appointment only. To sign up for one of the limited number of slots, visit the ASF booth under the big top behind the AOPA building.
Pilots who have attended the ASF spatial disorientation seminar have said the information presented is a real wake-up call about a potentially deadly situation.