AOPA Scrubs Frederick Fly-In

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AOPA has scrubbed its annual fly-in at its headquarters in Frederick, Md., in favor of more outreach at flying events and some non-aviation events in the coming year. In a story on its Web site the organization says the shift is in keeping with its Let's Go Flying promotion encouraging people to discover flying. "The association will bring the excitement of GA flying to new venues throughout the year," the AOPA story reads.

Along with Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture, which it has traditionally attended in force, AOPA is making first appearances at the Dayton Air Show and the Reno Air Races. It's also going to display at "boat shows, motorcycle events and more." Last year's event attracted about 500 aircraft and 5,000 people. AOPA says members don't need a fly-in to visit Frederick. The office is open weekdays and anyone is welcome to drop by.