There will be three STOL demonstrations, two water drops, two movie nights, two warbird flyovers, and one Big Band Dinner Dance. All this takes place Friday and Saturday September 9 and 10 and costs just $20. (For East Coasters, we’ll do this again in Tampa in November; stay tuned.)
This is an AOPA Fly-In; however, it is different than our previous fly-ins. The Hangout is a more casual event. Like the name states, we want you to fly in and hang out with us. Expect outdoor exhibits, a robust static display, educational seminars focusing on STOL and backcountry flying, predominantly led by the AOPA Air Safety Institute. We will have daily, high-energy STOL demos, as well as warbird flyovers and water drops—all the fun stuff. We encourage you to pitch a tent and camp in our large camping area, as well as visit our 39 Lounge, which is where the hanging out will take place. Grab a seat in the 39 Lounge for the STOL demos during the day and in the evenings for a drink and grab something from a local food truck, listen to live music by country music star Nick Hoffman, or visit our fly-in theater and catch a movie. Bring your family and make a weekend of this event.
The Historic Flight Foundation museum on the field will be hosting a Big Band Dinner Dance on Friday night. Bob Hope impersonator William Johnson will present a tribute to the USO. On Saturday night there will be a camp party at fire pits on the field.