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AOPA names 2016 fly-in locations

2016 AOPA Fly-in Map

AOPA will host four regional fly-ins, all in new locations, in 2016. The events will be held May 21 at Michael J. Smith Field (MRH) in Beaufort, North Carolina; Aug. 20 at Bremerton National Airport (PWT) in Bremerton, Washington; Sept. 17 at WK Kellogg Airport (BTL) in Battle Creek, Michigan; and Oct. 1 at Ernest A. Love Field (PRC) in Prescott, Arizona. AOPA also will participate in other aviation events, including EAA AirVenture and Sun 'n Fun.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the success of the AOPA Fly-Ins, so we’re excited to bring them to brand new locations, with new seminars, social events, and activities for 2016,” said AOPA President Mark Baker.

Since the AOPA Fly-Ins began in 2014, more than 27,000 people have attended and more than 4,000 aircraft have flown in to a dozen events in 10 states. AOPA has visited California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. But the 2016 events will be the first AOPA has held in North Carolina, Michigan, and Arizona.

The 2016 locations were carefully selected from among numerous detailed proposals submitted by airports nationwide. AOPA has hosted a fly-in at its Frederick, Maryland, headquarters for the past two years, but has decided to visit a different mid-Atlantic location in 2016.

"We wanted to be able to visit another fun airport within reach of the greater Washington, D.C., area and meet folks who might not be able to make it to Frederick,” said Baker. “So for 2016, we’ll spend a weekend in North Carolina instead. But we also know our members enjoy coming home to headquarters, so we’ll definitely return to Maryland in the future."

For 2016, plan to join AOPA beginning the Friday night before each fly-in for an evening Barnstormers social event featuring food and entertainment. Free on-field camping will be available at all four 2016 fly-in locations, making it easy to come for the weekend.

On Saturday morning, come hungry. Each fly-in will begin with a traditional pancake breakfast cooked and served by local pilots and volunteers. Then spend the day getting up close to a wide range of display aircraft from classic airplanes to the newest models currently in production. You also can shop for everything from aircraft and avionics to pilot gear and attend seminars on a wide range of fun and educational aviation topics.

At each fly-in, Baker and other members of AOPA’s leadership team will provide an update on the association’s latest initiatives and advocacy efforts and answer audience questions about the issues that matter most to pilots.

For those who hold a pilot certificate but aren’t actively flying, each AOPA Fly-In will feature a free Rusty Pilots seminar. Pilots who complete the seminar can receive a logbook endorsement for the ground portion of the flight review, making this an easy way to get up to speed on current regulations.

All 2016 AOPA Fly-Ins also will feature a “You Can Fly” area where visitors can learn more about getting started in flying, joining or launching a flying club, growing the aviation community, and making flying more affordable.

Lunch also will be available at each event with a variety of offerings available from local restaurants.

You can begin planning your visit to one of the events through AOPA's 2016 AOPA Fly-In Web section, where you’ll find more information and a map of upcoming events. Members will be able to pre-register for events beginning in early 2016.

There’s no charge to attend AOPA Fly-Ins, which are funded by donations to the AOPA Foundation and through contributions from AOPA’s sponsors and partners.

For those who would like to exhibit at the 2016 AOPA Fly-Ins, additional information, including rates, is available now. AOPA Fly-Ins are a great way for companies to meet new, highly qualified prospects at locations not reached by other aviation events. Exhibitors should make their 2016 plans early as all exhibit space for 2015 fly-ins sold out.

AOPA has already begun exploring 2017 locations, and airports that want to be considered shouldemail Chris Eads, AOPA director of outreach and events, for more information.

"We have many more states and communities to visit, so we are particularly hoping to receive strong proposals from airports in Florida, the Midwest, and the South Central United States," Eads said.

AOPA Insurance Services

Protecting both Owners and Renters

AOPA Insurance Services

Owner's Insurance

For 20 years, AOPA Insurance Services has insured more GA aircraft—including Light Sport, Turbine and Experimental planes—than anyone else in the world. We have access to all major carriers with “A” ratings and will provide you with coverage options to fit your needs.

Renter's Insurance

Protect yourself financially, add AOPA Renter’s Insurance to your flight plan.  Even a minor incident in a rented or borrowed plane can cost you plenty — and surprise — your FBO’s insurance probably won’t cover you, leaving you financially liable for repair costs and legal fees.

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Gemini Diesel Aircraft Engine Available on American Legend Cub


Dan Johnson talks to Scott Hayes of Gemini Aircraft Engines, and Darren Hart of American Legend about the installation of the Gemini three cylinder diesel engine on the American Legend Cub.

For More:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK2-TMB1R2rI7nm1iSlP3Q

New Product Announcement

Fuel Stop


The Fuel Stop snaps onto standard straw fuel gauges and prevents the gauge from ever slipping into the tank. The Fuel Stop promises you will never lose a fuel gauge again! Shaped like a pair of red pilot wings, The Fuel Stop is easy to find when stored in a pilot bag and in a hurry. The Fuel Stop works with FuelHawk, or any other ½ inch diameter fuel gauge tube. The Fuel Stop acts as a grip to make handling and checking fuel easier!


For more information, please contact Aircraft Spruce at 1-877-477-7823 or 951-372-9555, and reference part number 13-17631. Volume discounts available!


Aircraft Spruce’s complete product line is available at www.aircraftspruce.com.  Request your complimentary copy of the company’s free 1000+ page catalog (available in print, CD, or PDF formats).


Aviation Life Insurance

Aviation Life Insurance — Do you really have the right policy? It is possible you do not have the correct coverage for general aviation. The Pilot Insurance Center knows aviation life insurance — we help pilot find the right policy. Do you need it fast? — ApplyMeNow.com for our fast application process. (800) 380-8376 or PilotInsurance.com

NBAA 2015 Las Vegas

November 17-19, 2015

Coming Next Month: NBAA2015 Lands in Las Vegas
It’s expected that 26,000 people will attend NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), taking place Nov. 17 to 19 in Las Vegas, NV. While there, they will have an unrivaled opportunity to see and discuss the business aviation industry’s newest products and services from 1,100 exhibitors on site. Combine that with dozens of education sessions and networking opportunities, and NBAA2015 is sure to be business aviation’s biggest – and most important – event of the year. Register now for NBAA2015.


IS THE BEST MAXINE EVER, EVER, ..................EVER!


This is the best analogy yet!
Leave it to Maxine to come up with a solution for the mess that America/Canada/UK/Germany/Australia/NZ are? now in economically.

I bought a bird feeder.  I hung it
on my back porch and filled it
with seed. What a beauty of
a bird feeder it was, as I filled it
with seed.
Within a week we had hundreds of birds
taking advantage of the
continuous flow of free and
easily accessible food.

But then the birds started
building nests in the boards
of the patio, above the table,
and next to the barbecue.

Then came the shit. It was
everywhere: on the patio tile,
the chairs, the table ...

Then some of the birds
turned mean. They would
dive bomb me and try to
peck me even though I had
fed them out of my own

And others birds were
boisterous and loud. They
sat on the feeder and
squawked and screamed at
all hours of the day and night
and demanded that I fill it
when it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn't even
sit on my own back porch
anymore. So I took down the
bird feeder and in three days
the birds were gone. I cleaned
up their mess and took down
the many nests they had built
all over the patio.

Soon, the back yard was like
it used to be ..... quiet, serene....
and no one demanding their
rights to a free meal.

Now let's see......
Our government gives out
free food, subsidized housing,
free medical care and free
education, and allows anyone
born here to be an automatic

Then the illegal’s came by the
tens of thousands. Suddenly
our taxes went up to pay for
free services; small apartments
are housing 5 families; you
have to wait 6 hours to be seen
by an emergency room doctor;
Your child's second grade class is
behind other schools because
over half the class doesn't speak

Corn Flakes now come in a
bilingual box; I have to
'press one ' to hear my bank
talk to me in English, and
people waving flags other
than ”ours” are
squawking and screaming
in the streets, demanding
more rights and free liberties.

Just my opinion, but maybe
it's time for the government
to take down the bird feeder.

If you agree, pass it on; if not,
just continue cleaning up the s#*t!

Avianor Inc. sells Wheel and Brake Maintenance Business to AeroRepair Canada Inc.

Avianor Inc. (www.avianor.com) is pleased to announce that it has completed an agreement to sell its Wheel and Brake Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business to AeroRepair Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aero 3 Inc. of Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA.

Avianor’s wheel and brake MRO facilities located in Mirabel, Quebec and Calgary, Albert a will join the Aero 3 network of four (4) MRO locations across the USA forming a strong North American Wheel and Brake MRO network.

“The sale of this division will allow the Avianor organization to focus its energy and resources on continued growth and development of its core Cabin Integration business”, said Earl Diamond CEO of Avianor.

“All members of the Avianor Wheel and Brake team are looking forward to supporting and working with the AeroRepair Canada team to ensure their expansion into Canada is a great success” added Avian or President and Founder, Sylvain Savard.

The transaction has now closed and has an effective date of Au gust 31, 2015. Terms and conditions remain private. 

Memphis Belle Pilot’s Instrument Panel Donation [VIDEO]

from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Officials from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force donated the pilot’s instrument panel from the Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony. Current plans call for the aircraft to go on display in the museum’s World War II Gallery in May 2018 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the aircraft and crew's 25th missions.