The big white tent is up and filling up with exhibits. The temporary, portable control tower is in place and awaiting the FAA controllers who've volunteered to fire up the radios at 7 a.m. tomorrow and handle the hundreds of expected inbound aircraft. Technicians are dropping the Ethernet cables for the computers that the specialists from the Leesburg Automated Flight Service Station will use to give pilots on-site weather briefings.
Three tractor-trailer displays from Cirrus, Lancair, and the National Consortium of Aviation Mobility are already here, and static display aircraft are en route.
Oh, and the seminar presenters are polishing their PowerPoints and rehearsing their best jokes. So are you ready for AOPA's 15th Annual Fly-In and Open House? It all kicks off tomorrow. The vendors start serving breakfast at 8 a.m., the exhibits open at 8:30 a.m., and it's non-stop aviation fun and learning all day.
Bring a prospective pilot - you could win a prize. See you at FDK! And if you can't join us, watch AOPA.org. We'll have a live Web cam and regular updates throughout the day. (See " AOPA Fly-In and Open House coming June 4" for more info!)
June 3, 2005