The events, which will include an AOPA Homecoming at the association’s Frederick, Maryland, headquarters, will be free to all attendees and will include aviation product and service exhibitors, aircraft displays, seminars, activities, food and more, association officials said.
“The AOPA Fly-Ins were a huge hit with our members in their first year, and we’re thrilled to be able to continue them in 2015,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “With new locations we’ll be able to meet folks we’ve never met before, support more general aviation airports and continue our mission to build the GA community all across the country.”
During 2014 more than 16,000 people attended AOPA Fly-Ins, which also drew more than 2,800 aircraft. AOPA received requests from more than 40 airports to host a 2015 Fly-In. Final selections were made based on a combination of location, runway and ramp capacity, facilities, prevailing weather and several other important factors.
The AOPA Fly-Ins are designed to give anyone the chance to experience the fun, wonder and excitement of general aviation.
AOPA's 2015 Fly-ins are scheduled for California’s Salinas Municipal Airport (SNS) on May 16, Minnesota’s Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE) on Aug. 22, Colorado’s Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) on Sept. 26, and Tennessee’s Tullahoma Regional Airport (THA) on Oct. 10. In addition, the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In will be held at Maryland’s Frederick Municipal Airport on June 6.