Fuel Discounts Available For Fly-In Traffic
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association (AOPA) will hold its annual Fly-In and Open House
Saturday, June 2 at the association's headquarters on the Frederick
Municipal Airport (FDK) in Frederick, MD.
"We look forward to meeting our members and also telling the
general public about our industry," said AOPA President Phil Boyer.
"Our building will be open for self-guided tours and staff will be
on-site throughout the day to interact with members and answer
Thousands of people annually attend the Fly-In, now in its 17th
year. AOPA representatives say on a nice flying day, the event
attracts hundreds of aircraft that fly in for the day -- making
Frederick Airport one of the busiest airports in the country. A
temporary air traffic control tower will be set up to handle the
increase in traffic.
This year the FBO at the airport, Frederick Aviation, is
partnering with Avfuel to provide pilots with the "Take 25"
promotion. All pilots who fly into Frederick on June 1 or 2 will
receive a discount of $0.25 per gallon of fuel. Pilots who buy 25
gallons or more will be entered to win one of ten $25 savings
Additionally, AOPA members are encouraged to bring a student
pilot or prospective pilot to the Fly-In and sign up to be their
mentor through the AOPA Project Pilot program. Every student/mentor
pair that signs up at Fly-In will be entered to win a Bose Aviation
Headset X. The winning student and mentor will each receive a
Among the 40-plus aircraft on display will be the AOPA 2007
Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes airplane. The 1977 Cessna 177 is
undergoing refurbishments throughout the year and will be awarded
to a pilot early in 2008.
At the AOPA Fly-In, the Cardinal will have a new paint job, a
factory overhauled Lycoming O-360-A1FB engine, and a completely
upgraded panel. Pilots are encouraged to stop by and check
out the airplane that might be theirs in less than a year.
More than 40 aircraft will be on display for the Fly-In.
Everything from small single-engine planes to the latest in
business jets will be on the ramp for all to enjoy.
Seminars will also be held throughout the day on subjects
ranging from communication skills to aviation regulations. Boyer
will host a seminar at 12:30 p.m. to discuss general aviation
issues of importance to all pilots, including the FAA funding
In addition, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation will debut its
latest seminar, Regulations: What Every Pilot Should Know; Project
Pilot Spokesman Erik Lindbergh will speak about learning to fly,
and sharing your passion for flying with others; and popular
aviation humorist and educator Rod Machado will return to Fly-In
with his seminar, Aviation Humor With Rod Machado.
One hundred vendors will be exhibiting under the tent behind the
AOPA headquarters building. Pilots can browse the aisles for a
variety of goods, such as avionics, insurance, and safety
information. Prospective pilots will find books, headsets, and
valuable information to get their flight training started on the