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Membership: New York fly-in canceledMembership: New York fly-in canceled

Pandemic ends hopes for AOPA’s 2020 events

AOPA Canceled its September fly-in at Rochester, New York, as a result of ongoing issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The fly-in was originally scheduled to take place September 11 and 12.
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“As we have anticipated the reopening of most activities following the early COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, our AOPA events team has worked hard to maintain the viability of our Rochester fly-in with the hopes that it could be our first big event of this unique year,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “A number of factors went into this decision: the continuing constraints that COVID-19 is expected to have on large-scale events in New York state, and local staffing issues related to the health crisis and resulting slowdowns. The serious challenges and potential restrictions ahead of us just won’t allow us to create the type of member and exhibitor experience that would meet our high standards.”

Those who registered for the event will receive a full refund. Registrants don’t need to take any action to initiate refunds; AOPA will process credit card refunds. Please expect delays for refunds by check.

Earlier this year, AOPA canceled its fly-in events in San Marcos, Texas, and Casper, Wyoming. AOPA is working with local officials and organizers for all its 2020 fly-ins on potential future dates for those events.

For pilots looking to return to the skies in these uncertain times and as states modify social distancing restrictions, AOPA and its Air Safety Institute have created aviation resources. The COVID-19 Flight Operations Guide is designed to help flight schools, flying clubs, FBOs, and other aircraft operators; the Return-to-Flight Proficiency Plan, created in partnership with Hartzell Propeller Inc., helps to ensure that pilots safely return to the air after a period of inactivity.

The annual meeting of the members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association will be at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at the headquarters of AOPA, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, Maryland, 21701, located on Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK), for the purpose of receiving reports and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting, specifically including the election of trustees. If you are not able to attend, but would like to appoint your voting proxy, please visit or call 800-872-2672. —Justine A. Harrison, Secretary

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