Weather Smiles On AOPA Expo

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Although it's one of the biggest aviation extravaganzas anywhere, AOPA Expois getting competition for attention from the weather. However, according to the 10-day forecast from Intellicast, there doesn't appear to be much to worry about as thousands (including one very un-hurricane-savvy AVweb reporter) descend on Tampa for AOPA's big show starting next Thursday. So far, the weather calls for sun and temperatures in the low 80s (isn't that why God created Florida?) and we can't think of a more pleasant thing than looking at, flying and writing about airplanes for three days. Our AOPA wrap-up will appear in the Nov. 7 edition of AVweb's NewsWire and AVflash. There are several components to AOPA Expo that will have something of interest to any pilot and/or aircraft owner. In terms of education and knowledge, there are general sessions discussing topics of interest and seminars on specific topics. Also, more than 500 aviation-related companies have display booths. Of course, virtually every aircraft manufacturer will have its wares on display. And it's not all work by any stretch. There are social events all three nights and Tampa's a fun place to visit even without airplanes to ogle.