Summer Aviation Events Gearing Up

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Pilots in search of an aviation destination for summer have plenty to choose from. This week, the FAA published instructions for pilots flying into Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture, July 28 to August 3. The NOTAM takes effect starting July 25, and outlines procedures for arrival and departure. There have been some major changes since last year, EAA says, so be sure to check. "Besides following the published arrival and departure procedures in the AirVenture NOTAM, pilots should maintain high vigilance in watching for other aircraft," adds EAA. "Pilots are expected to have a copy of the NOTAM available for in-flight reference." Also coming up soon -- the annual AOPA fly-in and open house at their headquarters in Frederick, Md., on June 7. The free event features 100 aviation exhibitors, 40 aircraft on display, safety seminars, and tours of the HQ.

Check the AOPA site for fly-in procedures. A temporary control tower will be in operation at the Frederick airport.