The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced its much anticipated 2020 fly-in locations. The coveted three location, two-day events, will kick off May 29 and 30 in San Marcos, Texas (KHYI), followed by June 19 and 20 in Casper, Wyoming (KCPR), and close out the fly-in season Sept. 11 and 12 in Rochester, New York (KROC).
Each location has a personality of its own. From music to rodeos, car shows to airshows, and Wild West excursions to metropolitan vibes, the 2020 fly-in locations will have something for everyone.
The fly-in at San Marcos will be a new and unique experience with AOPA co-locating its event as the Featured Sponsor with Go Wheels Up! Texas for an exciting weekend that will include regular AOPA Fly-In programming, along with an airshow, concert series, and a car show.
Attendees at the San Marcos, Casper, and Rochester fly-ins will have a chance to experience the AOPA programming they’ve come to enjoy with a Friday night Flightline Cookout, short takeoff and landing (STOL) invitational, drone show, seminars, exhibits, and more!
"This year's AOPA Fly-Ins will take us to two new states in parts of the country we've not yet visited with exciting opportunities to explore their unique strengths," said AOPA Senior Director of Outreach and Events, Chris Eads. "And, we will also revisit the roots of our regional fly-in program by returning to our very first fly-in location from 2014. We are looking forward to a fun year with lots of new flying adventures, and we hope you can join us!" Eads continued.
AOPA’s two-day fly-ins will continue with in-depth workshops on Fridays before the main Saturday event. The all-day intensive workshops, which in the past have included ground school for IFR proficiency; owner-performed maintenance; VFR long cross-country flight, and mountain flying techniques and survival skills; and aviation adventures, proved wildly popular with members and will continue to be offered in the 2020 fly-in season.
“We will be bringing back some of the most requested workshops for 2020 offering engaging lessons to improve aviation knowledge and safety,” said Eads. "And, as always, we are working hard to create new and exciting opportunities for pilots of all levels to improve and expand their skills."
Registration for all 2020 fly-ins will open in February. Read AOPA's announcement.