Thousands attend AOPA 75th anniversary fly-in

FREDERICK, Md. — Low clouds, gusty winds, and early threats of showers did not keep the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association from having a successful 75th anniversary celebration at its headquarters here Saturday, Oct. 4.

More than 3,000 people attended the homecoming fly-in. According to association officials, 345 aircraft arrived and more than 1,400 cars filled the parking area where drivers and passengers had to slush through wet, grassy areas to reach the paved walkways.

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SUN ‘n FUN slates Aerospace Discovery Weekend

LAKELAND, Florida — For the first time ever for Aerospace Discovery Weekend (formerly Wings ‘n Things) on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus, Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby, a fighter pilot at the controls of his RV-8A known as Wild Blue with a maximum speed of over 200 mph, will fly as part of the activities Oct. 24-26.

Event activities have been enhanced with a MOSI traveling show, Rock Wall, Laser Tag and Geocaching. Students (ages 8-17) can register for their first flight at no additional cost above camping or daily registration, SUN ‘n FUN officials noted.

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Aviation Roundup at Minden-Tahoe Airport Oct. 11

On Oct. 11, the Minden-Tahoe Airport (KMEV) in Nevada, will hold its annual Aviation Roundup. This year will have a few new events, according to organizers. In the morning there will be rocket launches. As Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) dominate a lot of news today across the country, the Aviation Roundup has secured a “Drone Zone.” Roundup attendees will be able to observe UAS flights on an obstacle course and learn more about UAS applications.

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