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San Marcos is first 2020 AOPA Fly-In

Editor's note:

AOPA has postponed its San Marcos and Casper fly-ins. Click here for more details.

This may be our second time around in San Marcos, Texas, but the 2020 season-opener AOPA Fly-In will look nothing like the first.
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We’ve grown (fly-ins are now two-day events), we’ve expanded (pancake breakfasts each day, two days of workshops and seminars, and more entertainment), and we will be co-locating this event with a high-energy, family-friendly celebration called Go Wheels Up! Texas. This year’s San Marcos fly-in on May 29 and 30 will serve up everything you’ve come to expect at an AOPA Fly-In, with a heaping side of music, cars, food, and fun.

Cory Morrow’s Go Wheels Up! Texas is an annual event at the San Marcos Regional Airport, combining the country singer/songwriter’s love of music, cars, and aviation. Morrow and his friend Clayton Corn, a Piper Comanche owner and pilot, planned this event to celebrate all the things they love about Texas. There’s a whole concert series both Friday and Saturday featuring music from Morrow and many of his friends, a classic and muscle car show and parade on Saturday, and two afternoons of airshows presented by local aerobatic pilots. The presenters promise a food festival, warbird display, a best-in-show car competition, and a one-of-a-kind Texas jaw-dropping live stage show.

And while all this excitement is taking place, AOPA will be hosting AOPA members with its time-honored fly-in staples—educational seminars, in-depth workshops, Pilot Town Hall meetings, aircraft displays, exhibitor’s booths, and product demonstrations.

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Why you should go: The two-day Go Wheels Up! Texas event is $52 but AOPA members will receive a 70-percent discount, getting access to everything for both days for just $15.

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Something for everyone

In addition to the great music and family friendly vibe of Go Wheels Up! Texas, the AOPA Fly-In at San Marcos will feature special events that include a short takeoff and landing (STOL) invitational competition to showcase the skills and aircraft of backcountry flying, afternoon airshows and a nighttime drone show, a comprehensive career fair presented by American Airlines (see “Careers Taking Off,” p. 52), and so much more.

2020 AOPA Fly-Ins

May 29-30
San Marcos Regional Airport (HYI) San Marcos, Texas

June 19-20
Casper/Natrona County International Airport (CPR) Casper, Wyoming

September 11-12
Rochester International Airport (ROC)Rochester, New York

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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