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Eyes on the Skies: Invitation to AOPA membersEyes on the Skies: Invitation to AOPA members

Eyes on the Skies: Invitation to AOPA members

"Eyes on the Skies," May 17, 2003, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., will salute America's air traffic control team and "Potomac Approach," the new Potomac Consolidated Tracon at Vint Hill, Virginia.

The Washington Airports Task Force in inviting AOPA members to to participate in this by-invitation-only event. Cost to cover food and event facilities is $40.

The event is informal and will bring together air traffic control staff from across the region with their customers—pilots—as well as business, civic, and elected leaders. AOPA members will be able to tour the facility—currently the most advanced of its kind in the world—and fly a training simulator for the Wright brothers' airplane.

Aviation notables are expected to include Senator John Glenn.

The event is co-hosted by the Honorable Marion C. Blakey, FAA administrator, and the Washington Airports Task Force. Please fax your reservation ASAP to 703/572-8418, or call 703/572-8714 for a formal invitation and more details. If you plan to attend, please RSVP as your name must appear on the attendance list in order to be admitted. Because the tracon is a secure government facility, some restrictions apply:

  • No cameras
  • No one under the age of 16
  • Registration/check-in open only from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. No admittance thereafter.
  • Admittance of foreign nationals requires pre-registration clearance—call Carol Welti at 703/572-8714 to coordinate.

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