The laid-back, two-day event is AOPA’s last Hangout of the year, and invites visitors to immerse themselves in everything aviation. From participating in educational seminars to camping under the wing of their aircraft, visitors don’t want to miss out on the fun in Tampa.
“I’m thrilled that AOPA has made the commitment that parts of the proceeds for our fly-in are going to go to storm relief south of us, because they desperately, desperately need anything people can do,” Cooper said. “Our own airport system is doing that through volunteerism and other contributions as well.
“For anybody that’s planning on coming in,” Cooper continued, “One: you get to do good for the folks down south of us, and two: you can rest assured that our airports are in really good shape, and we look forward to hosting.
Those looking to get involved can join in on the fun by becoming a volunteer. “We are specifically in need of student pilots and pilots to assist on the flight line,” said AOPA Director of Outreach and Events Elizabeth O’Connell. Other volunteer opportunities include hospitality roles like guest registration and check-in. You can learn more and sign up to volunteer online.