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AOPA Red, White, and Badge Challenge AOPA Red, White, and Badge Challenge

It’s coming up on the time of year where we in the United States celebrate a key moment in our history on July 4. Many of us, myself included, usually gather with family and friends, fire up the grill, set up the Slip ‘n Slide for the kids (and those who act like kids), and kick back with an ice-cold beverage while we wait for the fireworks to begin.

Photo by Mike Fizer.

AOPA’s home base of Frederick, Maryland, has called off fireworks celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic. I’m sure many of your towns have, as well. So, let’s turn the entire month of July into a celebration!

During the month of July, get out to your airport, log in to the AOPA app for the Pilot Passport contest, and start flying. Earn badges by sharing on social media (after you’ve landed, of course), posting photos, comments, and ratings, and checking in to airports. The four individuals with the most badges earned in July will win an AOPA Freedom to Fly book and a PilotWorkshops Real World Coast to Coast USB drive (retail value of each prize is $179). If your local regulations permit, how about taking someone else along and introducing them to the joy of flight?

Even if you don’t win the contest, you still win by enjoying one of the great freedoms we’re privileged to have: the freedom to fly. Hey, I had to sneak that in somewhere!

Check out the full contest rules here.

Alyssa J. Miller

Erick Webb

AOPA Manager, Aviation Events
Erick began working at AOPA in 2015, shortly after becoming a student pilot. He is a VFR private pilot and manages AOPA’s presence at the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo and EAA AirVenture, in addition to his logistical role at the AOPA Regional Fly-Ins and other AOPA events.
Topics: AOPA, Apps, Travel

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