AOPA Fly-ins

Discussion in 'AOPA Open House' started by Ravioli, Dec 9, 2016.

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Are you planning to attend an AOPA Fly-in?

  1. No!

    39.1%
  2. Yes - Camarillo, CA

    6.5%
  3. Yes - Norman, OK

    17.4%
  4. Yes - Groton, CT

    21.7%
  5. Yes - Tampa, FL

    10.9%
  6. Yes - ALL FOUR!

    4.3%
  1. Ravioli

    Ravioli Pattern Altitude

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  2. DrewG

    DrewG Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I'm planning on hitting Norman. Very close to home!
     
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  3. neilw2

    neilw2 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Groton, CT! Pretty cool to have one in New England! I'll be there for that one
     
  4. frfly172

    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Might get both Groton and Tampa in depending on when I leave Ma for Fla.
     
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  5. BigBadLou

    BigBadLou En-Route

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    KOUN is the closest for us Texans. So I'll plan on being there. Maybe we can meet some Okies.
     
  6. Tampico Trauma

    Tampico Trauma Line Up and Wait

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    CMA..... sounds foggy with a four hour wait for lunch to me.


    Wait, that's every Saturday there.

    It'd be nice if they could pick a place in Ca with better weather. BFL/MCC/CIC
     
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    Ryanb En-Route

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    Wish they were holding another one at THA this year.
     
  8. pkuhns

    pkuhns Pre-Flight

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    Zero of these are anywhere close to the Midwest. Our country is just too damn big to keep everyone happy all the time...
     
  9. Bill Jennings

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    With the medical changes I'm really hoping to hit Gastons thi year. Last time was......2008. Wow, that long ago.
     
  10. Ravioli

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    Edit - This thread is about AOPA fly-ins. NOT PoA fly-ins.

    There're plenty of Gaston's threads. Just ask "he who shall not be named" and he'll fill you in on all the rulez.
     
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  11. Mason

    Mason Pattern Altitude

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    Maybe.
     
  12. BigBadLou

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    Agreed.
    With the limited number of fly-ins they do per year, it is not easy to cover the whole country.
    The first year, they actually came to my area. I was excited and thought that it would be a regular occurrence. I quickly learned that it was just a rare coincidence. Afterall, a fly-in is for us to fly in, right? :)
    Last year, they had nothing closeby. This year, they have one in OK. Close enough for me!
    IMHO, if they stopped kissing California's butt every year, they could move that one fly-in to a more useful location.
     
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    James331 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    That CT one looks good
     
  14. Marc Whisman

    Marc Whisman Filing Flight Plan

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    CMA is great! You get to practice your instrument skills, and the secret to short wait times at the Waypoint is go there for breakfast and be wheels down and chocked by 0800.

    regards
    ~Marc
     
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    Yeah, no IR yet and only a single KX-125 in the stack so no Morning CMA runs for me.

    I do love their food though.


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  16. C.J.

    C.J. Filing Flight Plan

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    Going to Norman, quick hop from Central TX, and my wife's grandparents live an hour away by car. Will be my first fly-in after getting my license!
     
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    Where from in CTX? I think a few of us from Nuevo Kalyfornya (Austin area) will be going up there together.
     
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    Be careful. I don't get mad, I get even. :devil:
     
  19. C.J.

    C.J. Filing Flight Plan

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    KGTU, maybe I'll drop into hangar 2 and borrow your bird . If not I'll prolly fuel you just before I leave, lol!
     
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    Having them in coastal areas restricts possible fly in and drive in directions to basically 180* or a semi circle. Having them further inland opens it up to 360*. This would theoretically double the number of people who could attend.
     
  21. BigBadLou

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    Oh sh*t, it's you! :D
    Hah, we'll form a convoy. Imagine the line for takeoff at 18, all asking for left turnout north. I wonder if Matt's head would start spinning. :)