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AOPA FLY-IN: Livermore, California

June 21-22, 2019

June 21-22, 2019

Livermore Municipal Airport (KLVK)

ABOUT LIVERMORE, CA

New this year! Expanded content, fresh Friday programming, new options, and exciting aerial activities. Join us for an incredible weekend of aviation fun!

Just 45 minutes east of bustling San Francisco, Livermore offers a variety of options to fit every visitor's whim. Visit historic downtown and enjoy shopping, dining, spa services, and live music. San Francisco Premium Outlets is a shopper’s paradise with over 150 stores. With more than 50 wineries to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity for plenty of tasting experiences. The area also boasts beautiful parks and hiking trails. All this and more just 10 minutes from the Livermore airport.

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LEARN

BE A MORE INFORMED PILOT

About

Be a More Informed Pilot

AOPA is committed to helping you become a better, safer, more informed pilot. At AOPA Fly-Ins, you'll find plenty of focused workshops and short, dynamic seminars that are led by some of the greatest experts and voices in aviation.

New this year, we are expanding our educational content with the Air Safety Institute’s Ground School Workshops (fees apply). These are focused learning opportunities with endorsements that apply towards your Focused Flight Review.

If you haven't been in the left seat for a while, our Rusty Pilots program can help you get current again.

Don't miss two opportunities to join AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker at the Pilot Town Hall where you can share your ideas and receive updates about AOPA initiatives.

Workshops

About Our Paid Ground School Workshops

Air Safety Institute – Ground School Workshops
$99 in Advance or $120 at the door gets you all-day access for two full days.

Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How would you like to walk out of a low-cost, in-depth workshop with an endorsement from AOPA for your logbook?

Not to be confused with our free seminars, these in-depth learning experiences will be at a professional “ground school” level of education. Offered in two, three-hour sessions on both Friday and Saturday, these workshops will provide an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and deepen your skills in subject areas, provided by world-class presenters. You’ll leave each workshop with a logbook endorsement attesting that you've completed three hours of ground training applicable toward the Air Safety Institute’s Focused Flight Review.

The Air Safety Institute’s Focused Flight Review qualifies you for WINGS credit! The Focused Flight Review program was developed with and is recognized by top aviation industry partners with an intent to sharpen your skills, proficiency and knowledge using carefully designed flight scenarios.

We have expanded our workshops offerings this year. Purchase a “Workshops Pass” to attend our all-day Friday and Saturday Workshops, then pick from any of the four workshops that are most interesting to you on both days. 

Check back later for more detailed content information.

Note: Workshop titles and content subject to change.

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Seminars

FREE Seminars

Friday & Saturday

Led by world-renowned presenters, our free 45-minute seminars are the core of the AOPA Fly-In experience, and as always, are free to anyone attending. New this year will be an expanded offering of free seminars all day both Friday and Saturday. Choose from over two dozen excellent topics that are sure to help you add new experiences to your logbook with confidence and competency. Take the time to increase your proficiency, improve your decision-making, and enhance your situational awareness as you learn from leading aviation experts. Leave the fly-in a safer, better pilot while you connect and develop friendships with other aviators.

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Rusty Pilots

Rusty Pilots 

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

If you’re ready to get back in the left seat, it’s not as difficult as you may think. At just over three hours, Rusty Pilots gives you all the information you need to get current again, including credit toward the ground training portion of your Flight Review. Plus, attendees will be eligible for a chance to win a Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset. Click here for rules.

Free to AOPA members.

Not a member? Join AOPA to waive the non-member registration fee of $79 and get all the benefits of an AOPA membership for one year.

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Pilot Town Hall

Pilot Town Hall

Friday & Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

No AOPA Fly-In would be complete without a Pilot Town Hall to meet with AOPA President and CEO, Mark Baker. This event is your opportunity to talk with him, share your thoughts, ideas, and ask questions. Choose between two offerings on either Friday or Saturday and learn about the very latest happenings in general aviation and get updates on AOPA initiatives.

EXPERIENCE 

FLY-IN ACTIVITIES AND EXHIBITS

About

Fly-In Activities & Exhibits

There’s so much to experience at an AOPA Fly-In!

Enjoy TWO FULL DAYS exploring the show, including the Exhibit Hall for all things aviation-related and a stroll through the Aircraft Display to see some of the most amazing aircraft – from the latest GA has to offer to rare vintage aircraft.

Don't forget to stop by the AOPA Village in the Exhibit Hall, meet your dedicated AOPA staff, and learn how to make the most of your AOPA membership. Fly-Ins offer fun for the whole family, including the Kids Zone where they can share in the excitement of learning about aviation!

Volunteer for one of our many airside or show side positions and get a behind-the-scenes look as you help produce the Fly-In. You’ll get interactions with our dedicated Outreach Staff and become an integral part of presenting the face of AOPA.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FLIGHTLINE COOKOUT

Presented by Jeppesen

$20 Advance
$25 at the door
Children 12 and under $10 in Advance/$12 at the door

Friday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for the Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen, under the stars on Friday night featuring the AOPA STOL Invitational and a night Drone Show you won’t forget! Spend a fun evening with family and friends enjoying drinks, camaraderie, and entertainment, and unlimited food. You’ll get an up-close look at the amazing flying skills of the AOPA STOL Invitational pilots as they demonstrate mind-blowing short take offs and landings! The night Drone Show won’t fail to mesmerize and thrill!

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STOL Invitational

AOPA is excited to bring you a Short Field Take-off and Landing (STOL) Invitational! While you relax at the Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen, let some incredibly talented pilots demonstrate backcountry flying techniques.

Interest in STOL and Backcountry flying is spreading across the nation and growing with annual competitions in Alaska and Texas. Experienced pilots use multiple aircraft to demonstrate short take-offs and landings on a turf surface located near the airport infield, in close view of the spectators. The aircraft categories range from single-engine bush airplane to turbine powered, heavy touring aircraft.

All AOPA Fly-Ins will include seminars discussing STOL techniques and Backcountry Flying Safety.

Texan Jimmie Gist, acting Aircraft Wrangler, orchestrates a STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) demonstration at the 2018 AOPA Fly In at Missoula.Missoula Airport (MSO)Missoula, MT

Exhibit Hall & Aircraft Display

Photography of the 2014 AOPA Fly In at Frederick, MD.

Exhibit Hall & Aircraft Display

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Aircraft Display will be open until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday)

In celebration of AOPA’s 80th anniversary, we have expanded our Exhibit Hall to get you up close and personal with more of the cutting-edge technologies that make your flying safer and more fun. There’s no better way to see, test, and buy than at an AOPA Fly-In, where you’ll find many of aviation’s leading manufacturers and product suppliers under one roof. Get the scoop, directly from specialists in the field, on competitive aviation brands and what the future of flying will bring.

Stop by the Aircraft Display, featuring dozens of aircraft from manufacturers, type clubs, and local collectors. From the newest models to the rarest vintage aircraft and warbirds, there’s something for everyone.

Looking to purchase? Learn straight from the manufacturer about the latest innovations in airframes and avionics. Interested in updating or upgrading? Speak with owners and experts to discover what they’re doing to preserve their vintage aircraft or to refurbish their general aviation fleet aircraft.

If you still need more incentive to attend, the Exhibitor Show Specials should propel you. These on the down-low specials will only be good for IN-PERSON purchases from the select exhibitors listed on the download below. If you’ve been considering purchasing from one of these fine exhibitors, there will be no better time than at an AOPA Fly-In.

 

AOPA Village

AOPA Village in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Stop by the AOPA Village in the Exhibit Hall and meet your friendly AOPA staff. We look forward to showing you all the valuable resources available to members. Looking to save money? Talk to our financing experts. Ask about our members-only Pilot Protection Services with critical legal and medical coverage created to keep you flying. Learn how we can help you become a better, safer pilot through our courses, quizzes, and videos or assist you with an aircraft. Show your support of AOPA initiatives with the AOPA Foundation or find your local Airport Support Network Representative with staff from the AOPA Airports and State Advocacy team. Check out the AOPA Pilot Gear Store for the latest AOPA gear and pick up a cap, T-shirt, or commemorative souvenir.

Aircraft Sellers Corral

Trade-A-Plane Aircraft Sellers Corral

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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BUYING AN AIRCRAFT

At the Trade-A-Plane Aircraft Sellers Corral, the airplane comes to you, where you can talk to the owner, ask lots of questions, and kick some tires. A package from AOPA allows you, as a buyer, to see what the aircraft is worth based on Vref, the industry-respected valuation service. With estimates from AOPA Finance, you’ll have a clear sense of the cost to own. Buying an airplane can be a daunting task – but not at the Trade-A-Plane Sellers Corral. Be sure to stop by!

SELLING AN AIRCRAFT

If you have an aircraft to sell, why park it on “the back 40” when you can park it where the action is – at the AOPA Fly-In!

For only $99, the Trade-A-Plane Aircraft Sellers Corral gives private owners of piston aircraft the opportunity to show their aircraft and connect with interested buyers.

Located near show center, just a short walk from Main Stage, you’ll get plenty of traffic. AOPA will provide a seller’s package for your airplane which will include Vref, and a financing model.

Show your aircraft and connect with prospective buyers – space is limited to 25 aircraft!

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Kids Zone

Kids Zone

Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

AOPA Fly-Ins have cool things for kids, too. Our Kids Zone has all kinds of entertainment, from interactive games to a fun play area including activities, learning, games, and more!

Volunteer

Volunteer

AOPA plans the fly-ins, but volunteers bring them to life. Whether it’s setting up the Main Stage area, guiding cars and aircraft into their parking spaces, or taking down displays and exhibits at the end of the event, there are many ways volunteers help make the magic happen. But volunteering isn’t all about hard work – it’s also about meeting other volunteers, seeing the fly-in from the “insider’s” perspective, and making friends and valuable contacts that you will keep for years. You’ll be proud to have participated, knowing that you did your part to support GA. If you want something better than a front-row seat, join our community of AOPA Fly-In volunteers! Plus, we'll feed you and give you a free AOPA Volunteer T-shirt and cap for your efforts!

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Explore

Local Attractions

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Just 45 minutes east of bustling San Francisco, Livermore offers a variety of options to fit every visitors’ whim. Visit historic downtown and enjoy shopping, dining, spa services, and live music.

San Francisco Premium Outlets is a shopper’s paradise with over 150 stores. Browse for Stetsons and cowboy boots then stroll through downtown Livermore and visit many of the local shops or restaurants. Take a relaxing walk through one of the many local parks or visit the Carnegie Museum.

With more than 50 wineries to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity for plenty of tasting experiences including relaxing on the patio of Blacksmith Square, home to several tasting rooms pouring local vintages.

For the kids, there are excellent places to shake off extra energy! Check out Boomers Family Fun Center, Pump It Up or Lost Worlds Adventure for fun for the entire family.

The area also boasts beautiful parks, hiking trails, and a 27-mile self-guided tour of local wineries. There are outside activities for every level of interest. All this and more just 10 minutes from the Livermore airport.

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Fly-Outs

FLY-OUTS

Our team is busy planning exciting fly-outs for you to enjoy! Check back soon for more information!

Excursions

EXCURSIONS

We’re planning some fantastic excursions in and around Livermore, CA. Check back soon for more information!

Local Activities

view of golden gate bridge from aircraft

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Livermore

Be sure to truly experience Livermore! Visit the local Farmer’s Markets, check in with one of the local tour companies who will make sure you don’t miss a thing, and check out the live entertainment to see the local talent. Livermore, CA has something for everyone.

San Francisco

If you’re ready for an adventure a little further afield, head out to San Francisco, approximately an hour away! If you’d like a tour of the city, there’s an app for that! Check out the downloadable app for the tour that interests you. For a night of fine dining, check out the list of the most popular restaurants to try. While you’re there, be sure to see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, a well-known and popular sight. What you may not know about the Bay Bridge -- there’s Treasure…Island that is. Treasure Island sits in the middle of the Bay Bridge and offers extraordinary views, wineries, food and art.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PLANNING YOUR STAY IN LIVERMORE, CA

Schedule

Friday

Friday, June 21, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free Seminars / Paid Ground School Workshops
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Aircraft Display / Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch: Food Trucks
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen
Featuring special AOPA STOL Invitational demonstration; night drone show

Saturday

Saturday, June 22, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free Seminars / Paid Ground School Workshops
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Aircraft Display / Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch: Food Trucks
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Special AOPA STOL Invitational demonstration
4:00 p.m. Fly-In Ends

Tuition required for Ground School Workshops. All seminars are free, with the exception of Rusty Pilots, which is free to AOPA members and $79 for non-members.

FOOD 

WHAT YOU CAN EAT AT THE FLY-IN

Flightline Cookout

Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Presented by Jeppesen

Join us for an evening with family, friends, food, entertainment, and camaraderie. Eat and create lasting friendships with fellow aviation enthusiasts while watching the AOPA STOL Invitational participants show off their backcountry flying skills. Then, add to the evening by watching the night Drone Show!

Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door (Children 12 and under - $10 in advance/$12 at the door)

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Pancake Breakfast

Friday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Who can pass up a traditional pancake breakfast at the airport? Join us for hot coffee, orange juice, water, sausage, fruit, and syrup atop a stack of buttermilk pancakes – all served up with a smile by AOPA staff and volunteers.

Cost: $7 in advance/$10 at the door (Children 12 and under - $5 in advance/$7 at the door)

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San Marcos Fly Out

Lunch

Friday & Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

You won’t go hungry with an assortment of local food trucks, some with gourmet choices, plus, vegetarian options and desserts. They’ll be able to satisfy every appetite! Lunch will be available for purchase onsite from our vendors.

2015 FDK FlyIn

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Travel

DIRECTIONS & OVERNIGHT STAY

Travel Directions

Fly or Drive

Flying to an AOPA Fly-In is the most enjoyable way to attend, but you don’t have to bring an airplane to participate. We will provide special flight procedures for pilots, and great directions and parking accommodations for drivers.

COMING SOON

Flying

Special Flight Procedures

Safety is a priority for any pilot, and flying into the AOPA Fly-In is no exception. Detailed special arrival and departure procedures will be developed and released approximately six weeks prior to the show, along with an FAA NOTAM to help guide you safely to the event.

Coming Soon!

Driving

Driving Directions

Put 680 Terminal Cir, Livermore, CA into your favorite GPS and follow event signs to parking. 

Camping

Camping

One of the favorite aspects of an AOPA Fly-In is the chance to camp with your aircraft, and join other outdoors enthusiasts and pilots. New this year, our Friday night Flightline Cookout, Presented by Jeppesen, will be centered near the aircraft camping area, complete with an exciting AOPA STOL Invitational aerial demonstration. This “don’t miss” event will be a highlight of your fly-in weekend! Camping fees apply. Camping is “primitive,” with limited shower facilities.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AIRCRAFT CAMPING

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RV/CAR (TENT) CAMPING

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Hotels

Nearby Accommodations

AOPA has contacted local hotels to let them know about our event. Some may offer discounts or other incentives to AOPA members. Please make your own reservations directly; AOPA does not assume responsibility for any hotel accommodations and provides these links only as a convenience to you.

Need to book a hotel room? Thanks to our partnership with Priceline, we are able to offer AOPA members discounts on hotels. Please visit www.aopa.org/hotels to check availability.

Stay tuned for more updates. Plan to book early to get the best rate!

Car Rentals/Taxis

Car Rentals/Taxis

Need to rent a car? Thanks to our partnership with multiple rental car companies, we are able to offer AOPA members discounts on vehicle rentals. Reservations are required, and rental cars will not be available at the airfield without prior reservations.

Click here to book with Hertz

Click here to book with Enterprise

Click here to book with Avis

Check back for information on taxi and shuttle services.

AOPA Strategic Partners

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AOPA Premier Partners

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AOPA Supporting Sponsors

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