AOPA President Phil Boyer and SAA
founder Paul Poberezny at the SAA Fly-In.
AOPA President Phil Boyer joined hundreds of other "grass roots" aviation pilots at the Sport Aviation Association Fly-In at Frasca Field (C16) in Urbana, Illinois, this weekend. This annual event runs through Sunday, June 15. SAA was founded to "promote using the talents and freedoms we enjoy to build and restore aircraft of all types, and to fly and enjoy them with those having similar interests," according to founder Paul Poberezny.
Frasca Field is also home to simulator maker Frasca International and houses Rudy Frasca's collection of World War II aircraft in the Frasca Air Museum.
SAA members are welcome to come for fun and fellowship (memberships available on-site). Educational forums will highlight a variety of topics, including: Building a War Replica Fighter, Carving Props, Aircraft Painting, Aircraft Covering, and Hatz Aircraft. A registration fee of $20 includes Frasca Air Museum tours, plant tours, and forums (fee does not include meals).