Pilots planning to attend the thirteenth annual AOPA Fly-In and Open House in Frederick, Maryland, this Saturday need to pay close attention to P-40 northwest of Frederick Municipal Airport. While President Bush hasn't decided that he'll be coming to the Fly-In, he will be hanging out at nearby Camp David. And that means that the prohibited area surrounding the mountain retreat will expand to a 10-nm radius. But not to worry; the Fly-In arrival procedures are designed to keep pilots clear of expanded "no-fly" zone and the Washington ADIZ.
Despite the restriction and regardless of the forecast, AOPA is putting the finishing touches on this year's event, which kicks off at 8:30 Saturday morning.
The giant vendors' tent is up in the AOPA parking lot, where more than 100 vendors will offer everything from aviation souvenirs to the latest in avionics.
So is the Speakers Tent, where AOPA President Phil Boyer and aviation funnyman Rod Machado will host their seminars. All told, visitors can choose from 14 seminars.
Some two dozen aircraft will be on display on the ramp in front of AOPA's headquarters, including the AOPA Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes aircraft, a restored 1940 Waco UPF-7 biplane.
Local vendors will offer food service. And extra parking—served by a free shuttle service—has been arranged for those who prefer to drive.