FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will host four regional fly-ins in 2016 at new locations:
May 21 – Michael J. Smith Field (MRH) in Beaufort, North Carolina.
Aug. 20 – Bremerton National Airport (PWT) in Bremerton, Washington.
Sept. 17 – WK Kellogg Airport (BTL) in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Oct. 1 – Earnest A. Love Field (PRC) in Prescott, Arizona.
Since the AOPA Fly-Ins began in 2014, more than 27,000 people have attended and more than 4,000 aircraft have flown to a dozen events in 10 states.
The 2016 events will be the first AOPA has held in North Carolina, Michigan, and Arizona. Previously AOPA has held fly-ins in California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.
Features for the 2016 fly-ins include a barnstormers party on Friday night with food and entertainment; free on-field camping at all four 2016 fly-in locations; traditional pancake breakfast cooked and served by local pilots and volunteers; lunch with a variety of offerings available from gourmet food trucks and local restaurants; dozens of aircraft displays and exhibitors; new seminars, speakers, and a Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President Mark Baker; and a free AOPA Rusty Pilots seminar.
Visit the 2016 AOPA Fly-In webpage to learn more as additional information becomes available: www.aopa.org/Community-and-Events/AOPA-Fly-In/2016
Those planning to attend one or more fly-ins will be able to pre-register beginning in early 2016.