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AOPA Fly-Ins: Back to TullahomaAOPA Fly-Ins: Back to Tullahoma

Returning to a fan favorite

What’s not to like about Tullahoma, Tennessee? It offers gracious Southern hospitality, a world-renown aviation museum that honors all things Beechcraft, and it is just a few miles the Jack Daniel Distillery.
Pilot Briefing August 2019
The bare bones of a Staggerwing are among the many displays at the Beechcraft Heritage Museum.

Oh, and Tullahoma Regional Airport/William Northern Field (THA) is pretty gorgeous, too, what with two 5,000-foot asphalt runways and two turf landing strips. AOPA enjoyed a great fly-in at Tullahoma in 2015—and we’re going back to have an even better, expanded event September 13 and 14, 2019.

Expanded content, fresh Friday programming, new educational options, and exciting aerial activities are planned. We will welcome visitors at a Friday morning pancake breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Throughout the day free seminars and paid ground school workshops will take place. AOPA President Mark Baker will present a Pilot Town Hall meeting at 11 a.m. Area food trucks will arrive and sell an array of food selections from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. At 4 p.m. the Exhibit Hall happy hour begins, followed by a flightline cookout presented by Jeppesen.

Evening highlights include a short takeoff and landing invitational demonstration and a drone aerial night show produced by The Great Lakes Drone Co.

Saturday, we do it all again with the STOL invitational taking place at noon. The fly-in concludes at 4 p.m. Make a weekend of your visit—local activities such as tours of the Beechcraft Heritage Museum, Arnold Air Force Base, and the Jack Daniel Distillery are must-sees.

Plan ahead to enjoy that Southern hospitality at restaurants such as Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House, Piggy’s Barbeque, and One22West (just to name a few; Miss Mary Bobo’s will require reservations).

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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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