FT. WORTH, TEXAS – A large contingent of pilots from the Midwest are expected to attend the AOPA Summit this year in Fort Worth, Texas, October 10-12, 2013, as Fort Worth is an easy one-day flight for most general aviation aircraft. The flight is also over the central plains states and there are no mountains to worry about, as compared with summits on the West Coast.
The AOPA Aviation Summit will feature 100-plus hours of seminars with topics ranging from pilot skills and aircraft maintenance, to medical/legal and technology. Among the speakers will be flight training gurus, John and Martha King; air show and competition pilot, Michael Goulian; flight instructor and comedian, Rod Machado; and AOPA staffers Craig Fuller, president; Tom Haines, editor; Bruce Landsberg, foundation president, and many others, who can answer your questions face to face and in large forums. For a full list of seminars and speakers, visit aopa.org/summit/education.
When you leave the summit, you can immediately use what you’ve learned to boost safety, manage costs, and get more out of your pilot certificate. Summit is also the place to plan your next equipment upgrade, buy the hottest gear, and learn about the newest apps available. The Summit Exhibit Hall will bring you 400 live-action opportunities to reach out and try things, talk with the pros, and make money-saving deals.
On Friday, October 11, it will be “Chow Down in Cowtown” at the Stockyard Station featuring Riscky’s BBQ and live country music. Then mosey on over to the Cowtown Coliseum for the Stockyards’ Championship Rodeo and visit the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, October 12, 2013, its pilots, planes and pancakes at “Airportfest” at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport. A “hangar dance” at The Vintage Flying Museum will top the evening entertainment with the sounds of the “big band era” of the 1940s.
Be sure to meet up with friends at the Whiskey and Rye “Lift” Lounge sometime during the summit.
Make your plans now to attend AOPA Summit 2013, and register online at www.aopa.org/summit. Hotel and transportation information is also available on the AOPA website.