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Staying safe: AOPA to offer numerous safety-related seminars at 13th annual Fly-In and Open HouseStaying safe: AOPA to offer numerous safety-related seminars at 13th annual Fly-In and Open House

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AOPA's thirteenth annual Fly-In and Open House is a great chance for fun and to shoot the breeze with fellow aviation enthusiasts, but there's much more to it than that.

Pilots will have a number of opportunities to brush up on aviation safety.

The AOPA Air Safety Foundation will present three of its acclaimed safety seminars: "Spatial Disorientation" at 9 a.m.; "Single-Pilot IFR" at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; and "Operation Airspace" at 12 noon and 3 p.m. In addition, Tom Kirton of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will present two sessions of "Aeronautical Decision Making for Private Pilots," and Rod Machado will host a seminar on defensive flying.

The AOPA Fly-In and Open House is free and open to everyone. In addition to the seminars, visitors can check out the AOPA Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes prize, a fully restored 1940 Waco UPF-7 biplane. It and more than two dozen other aircraft will be on display on the AOPA ramp, and more than 100 aviation vendors will have their wares on display.

Local vendors will offer meals and refreshments for sale.

For more information, directions, or aircraft arrival procedures, visit AOPA Online.

Photo: Rod Machado at the 2002 AOPA Fly-In and Open House.

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