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COS chosen as a location for 2015 AOPA Fly-in


AOPA, (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) has announced plans for five new fly-ins in 2015 following the success of last year’s inaugural events.

Map of 2015 AOPA

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 (FDK) on June 6.  

“We had a great time with the AOPA Fly-Ins last year and they put us in touch with thousands of members we’d never met before, so we can’t wait to do it again,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “With new locations we’ll be able to meet even more members, 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.

By Elizabeth A Tennyson