If you had the chance to attend an AOPA fly-in, you enjoyed the grand spectacle of aerial entertainment, unmatched camaraderie, and enthusiasm for all things aviation. Since 2014, we’ve seen more than 100,000 attendees at our gatherings around the country. And while we cherish our past fly-ins, this year we’ve got some new adventures planned. AOPA is excited to bring pilots together for our revamped aviation fly-ins—or “Hangouts” as we’re calling them.
AOPA Hangouts will offer the ultimate experience for pilots and aviation enthusiasts looking for an adventurous escape back to the grassroots fun of GA flying. During these two-day informal events, attendees can pitch a tent, participate in educational seminars, swap stories, and enjoy friendly camaraderie around the campfire. Stroll through aircraft displays, mingle with aviation vendors, and connect with likeminded individuals while enjoying food trucks, live music, and entertainment. Attendees will also have the chance to meet with AOPA staff and socialize with top aviation influencers. Capping off the events is an exciting afternoon of world-class aviators facing off in a high-energy STOL competition.
Aviation life as it’s meant to be
“We are thrilled to introduce these new Hangouts in 2022. While a departure from our normal big-scale events, pilots and aviation enthusiasts can bet on an unforgettable experience commemorating the fun and simplicity of GA flying,” said AOPA Director of Outreach and Events Elizabeth O’Connell. “We look forward to gathering with our members and attracting new audiences who all share a passion for aviation. This will be a fly-in season to remember.”
The cost to attend the Hangouts will be $20 for AOPA members and $30 for nonmembers for all events both days. Pilots are encouraged to check back on AOPA’s website for more information.