The AOPA Tent at Oshkosh will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily July 26 through August 1 for AOPA members and all pilots to partake of AOPA's expert technical services, member assistance, safety education, and special discounts on aviation-related products and services.
The AOPA Tent is located on the central "midway" between the main entrance gate and the West Ramp theme area south of the control tower. The site (Exhibit 164-166) is near Exhibit Building A and fronts on the paved midway.
The AOPA 2000 sweepstakes grand prize Millennium Mooney will be front and center with its brand-new paint job and Mattituck Red Gold engine overhaul. Inside, its technologically advanced panel includes the latest in UPS Avionics—including the UPSAT MX20 multifunction display—packing exciting navigation and systems instrumentation into new, compact displays.
AOPA member service representatives will be on hand for questions about AOPA services and membership. For the first time, they will be linked live with AOPA's computers in Frederick, Maryland, for instant answers on membership inquiries.
AOPA aviation services will be demonstrating the AOPA Online Web site and answering technical and regulatory questions pilot to pilot, just as they do every working day in Frederick by telephone and e-mail for more than 100,000 pilots a year. AOPA partner DTN will be on hand, showcasing weather data via satellite and personal computer.
The editors of AOPA Pilot will meet their readers in the AOPA Tent with free samples of the largest circulation monthly magazine in general aviation, plus AOPA's new AOPA Flight Training magazine for student pilots and their flight instructors.
AOPA National Flight Training Mentor Ralph Hood will be on hand to chat with flight instructors and to autograph reprints of his AOPA Flight Training articles.
Among AOPA Certified Services to be featured at Oshkosh this year are the AOPA Insurance Agency for aircraft and renter's insurance, and the AOPA Aircraft Financing Program through MBNA America Bank.
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation will feature a competitive skill game titled "Wheel of Misfortune," which challenges pilots on a safety subject determined by the spin of a giant wheel of chance. Correct answers win a prize.
Along with AOPA's generous supply of cool water for thirsty Oshkosh-goers, the Air Safety Foundation will offer pilots special ASF "Fortune Cookies" containing messages and reminders on aviation safety.
Anyone who joins AOPA or renews AOPA membership at Oshkosh will take home this year's edition of the AOPA ball cap. An AOPA Ironman Watch will be awarded to one visitor each day in a daily drawing among registered visitors to the AOPA Tent at Oshkosh.
On closing day, August 1, the AOPA Tent will close at 3 p.m.
June 28, 2000