A Few Reasons To Visit Philly In October

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Philadelphia may be home to several historic treasures, but aviation will be the main draw next month. The city is playing host to a couple of major aviation events that will surely draw in thousands of enthusiasts. The Franklin Air Show, The Franklin Institute's newest exhibit on aviation, opens to the public Oct. 18 after seven months of intensive renovations. Aside from the Franklin Institute’s exhibit, the upcoming AOPA Expo will also make the headlines in Philly from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. The Franklin Air Show is a 5,000-square-foot permanent exhibit that will "immerse visitors in the simulated environment of an actual air show and introduce them to the history, majesty, science and technology of powered flight." The centerpiece of The Franklin Air Show is the Wright 1911 Model B Flyer, claimed to be the most intact Wright airplane remaining in the world. AOPA's big show will host over 60 aircraft this year on static display at the Philadelphia International Airport. Inside the exhibit hall, seminars will cover topics such as safety, medical issues and TFRs. FAA Administrator Marion Blakey will also attend the event.