AOPA Open House Set For June 4

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AOPA's 15th annual Fly-In and Open House is coming up on Saturday, June 4, at the Frederick, Md., airport, and it's not just for the already-converted. AOPA is offering special activities for folks who want to fly but haven't yet made the plunge. Three one-hour seminars on "How to start learning to fly" will be held throughout the day, covering such topics as the value of being a pilot and the overall training process. A local flight school will have a 172 and flight instructors on hand, offering a chance for the newbies to sit in the cockpit and get a feel for what it's like. A drawing will select 10 prospects for free introductory flights at their local flight schools. Every AOPA member who brings a curious friend along gets a free AOPA mini-MagLite. There are also seminars for current pilots, 100 exhibitors, a Q&A with AOPA President Phil Boyer, and static displays of aircraft. The Fly-In and Open House runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.