News from HQ

AOPA Fly-In Schedule Announced

From music to rodeo, car shows to airshows, and Wild West excursions to a metropolitan vibe, our three locations will have something for everyone. AOPA staff have worked for months identifying, selecting, and finalizing this year’s fly-ins. Click here to see the upcoming locations.

At each fly in, we’ll be holding a Maximum Fun, Minimum Cost seminar for those interested in starting a flying club, and also a space-limited Flying Clubs Workshop to help existing clubs improve their operations.

Sectional Charts for Students

High schools in your area may be looking for expired sectional and TAC charts to help with their curriculum. This year, 161 schools in 34 states are using the You Can Fly High School Initiative’s curriculum to engage over 5,000 students in aviation. If your club is contacted by a local high school looking for expired charts, please do what you can to help. Expired charts are very useful for teaching navigation and flight planning.

Flying Clubs Survey

As the survey wraps up, we will be analyzing the data and presenting our findings in an upcoming edition. Stay tuned.   Thanks to all who participated!

Survey Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to the RFTS Flying Club for winning the 2019 Flying Clubs survey sweepstakes! For participating in our annual survey and entering the stakes, they win a $200 AOPA store gift card! The RFTS Flying Club is based at the Tacoma Narrows Airport and has around 40 members operating 4 aircraft.

2019 Achievements

The Flying Clubs team has helped in the creation of 33 clubs so far this year and a total of 135 clubs since the initiative started!  Happy flying!

Wishing you a very happy holiday season

As always, we are keen for you to let us know what topics you would like us to cover, next year.  Please don’t be shy in contacting us at [email protected]

AOPA Club Connector Staff
AOPA Club Connector Staff writers and editors are active flying club members, pilots, flight instructors and aircraft owners who have a passion for bringing you the latest news and topical articles from the world of flying clubs. Club Connector is the official newsletter of the AOPA Flying Clubs Initiative.

Related Articles