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Governor Jay Inslee commemorates General Aviation Appreciation
Month in Washington State – July 2014 Presentation in Olympia


Pictured Left to Right

David Ketchum, Ryan Zulauf, Devin Osting, Kandace Harvey, Governor Inslee, Tristan Atkins, Les Smith and David Ulane


On July 1, Gov. Jay Inslee invited aviation representatives from around the state to attend a presentation of the Proclamation that commemorated June 2014 as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Washington.


The Event took place at the Governor’s office in Olympia.  In attendance ~ Kandace Harvey President, Washington Airport Management Association, Ryan Zulauf, Legislative Committee Chair, Washington Airport Management Association, David Ketchum President, Washington State Community Airports Association, Les Smith President, Washington Pilots Association, Tristan Atkins Director of Aviation, Washington State Department of Transportation, David Ulane, Airport Owners and Pilots Association and Devin Osting, Alliance For Aviation Across America.


Frederick, MD - The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today announced the dates and locations of its first-ever regional fly-ins to be held nationwide throughout 2014. The Association will host six fly-ins as well as an “AOPA Homecoming” in Frederick, Md., giving AOPA members throughout the United States a chance to interact and share ideas with AOPA President Mark Baker, mingle with one another over breakfast and lunch, and take part in safety briefings, aviation clinics and flying activities.

Each AOPA Fly-In will be held on a Saturday, allowing pilots and their families and friends to attend as part of a weekend outing. The AOPA Fly-In schedule is:

  • San Marcos Municipal Airport, Texas (HYI) - April 26, 2014
  • Indianapolis Regional Airport, Indiana (MQJ) - May 31, 2014
  • Plymouth Airport, Massachusetts (PYM) - July 12, 2014
  • Spokane Felts Field, Washington (SFF) - August 16, 2014
  • Chino Airport, California (CNO) - September 20, 2014
  • Malcolm McKinnon Airport, Georgia (SSI) - November 8, 2014

In addition to the regional fly-ins, AOPA on Oct. 4, 2014 will host an “AOPA Homecoming” fly-in at its Frederick, MD, headquarters (FDK) as the association celebrates its 75th anniversary. This event marks the return of the popular AOPA headquarters fly-ins.

“These Fly-Ins were inspired by our members. They wanted a way to connect with one another and AOPA, and I’m excited that we’re able to bring this experience to so many pilots around the country,” Baker said. “This is going to be a great way for our members to tell us what they care about most when it comes to aviation and to share the aviation experience with family and friends in a fun, relaxed setting. Plus, it’s a great excuse to get out and do some flying that supports airports and aviation businesses close to home.”

The fly-ins will take the place of AOPA’s annual Aviation Summit.

Each AOPA Fly-In and the “Homecoming” will feature a pancake breakfast and pilot town hall hosted by Baker, free lunch for members, exhibits and static aircraft displays, flying activities and safety clinics, a “Learn to Fly” area, and a chance to visit with AOPA staff and program specialists.

Aviation product exhibitors -- a major feature at AOPA summits - will also be welcome at the regional fly-ins, giving pilots a chance to see, test, and buy new products and technologies.

AOPA members who want to take part in the fly-ins, as well as exhibitors, should watch for more information soon at www.aopa.org/fly-in.

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