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AOPA Fly-Ins: That Tampa VibeAOPA Fly-Ins: That Tampa Vibe

Peter O. Knight Airport is a great site for AOPA’s final 2017 fly-in

Editor's note: The print edition of the November issue of 'Flight Training' mentions the wrong month for the Tampa fly-in. The online version has been corrected to show the date as October 27 and 28.
Preflight October

If you’ve never been to Peter O. Knight Airport in Tampa—and if you have, you know where this is going—you’re in for a treat. Situated on the tip of Davis Islands, Peter O. Knight has a gorgeous setting, with runways and taxiways bordering Hillsborough Bay and the shipping channel. Flying in, you’ll have a beautiful view of the waterways and Tampa’s sparkling skyline. On the ground, you’ll delight in the picturesque airport, which borders a yacht club and provides incredible views of massive cruise ships and freighters in the Port of Tampa heading out to sea.

The airport is truly a magical place, and for the AOPA Fly-In at Tampa October 27 and 28, presented by Peter O. Knight Airport, the airport management and FBO are rolling out the red carpet.

“We are excited to host this great event and welcome AOPA to the Peter O. Knight Airport and City of Tampa,” said Brett Fay, senior manager of general aviation for the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. “We are fortunate to have one of the most beautiful waterfront airports in the country, which provides an experience and atmosphere that is second to none.”

In addition to the speakers, seminars, exhibitors, and aircraft display at an AOPA Fly-In, experience downtown Tampa, fly out on one of our planned excursions (the Piper factory in Vero Beach, Florida, and a group excursion to the Bahamas), or tour nearby MacDill Air Force Base.

AOPA’s new two-day schedule starts with day-long seminars on Friday, followed by an open house and cocktails with exhibitors, and the popular Friday night Barnstormers Party. There will be plenty of food to choose from on site, but downtown Davis Islands is close with great neighborhood restaurants. Saturday concludes with a pilot town hall and an ice cream social with AOPA President Mark Baker.


Julie Walker

Julie Summers Walker

AOPA Senior Features Editor
AOPA Senior Features Editor Julie Summers Walker joined AOPA in 1998. She is a student pilot still working toward her solo.

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