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    • 1 Oct 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • 2 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Parlin Airport New Hampshire (2B3)
    Bring your camping gear and stay the night in one of seven campsites on a first come basis. Enjoy the New Hampshire foliage. We'll have an old fashion Cookout around the campfire by the covered bridge and river for lunch. Bring what you want to grill or just bring some sandwiches. Throw that folding bike in the back and ride the trails by the river.
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    Your Host Dennis Oparowski

    • 9 Oct 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Hampton Roads VA (KPVG)

    SEAFOOD BUFFET FLY-IN - Near Norfolk, VA  

    You must register with Bob Reed because...                                               

    A rental car is required. Restaurant is a 1/2-hour drive from airport. Two rental cars are reserved by Bob.

    May be an image of crustacean, food and text that says 'FLY-IN Sunday 10/9 11am Hampton Roads, VA Lunch Captain George's Seafood Buffet VA Beach Castam Georges I Registered Guests only Limited rental cars to share CAPT FIRST I CATCH SEAFOOD 12 PM - PM ADULTS $44.99'

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Peach State Aerodrome GA2 Williamson, GA

    Peach State Aerodrome GA2 is a 2400 x 100 grass runway.  I have flown my Cheetah in there for lunch.  Barnstormers Grill is located right at the airport and has good food and a nice patio where you can watch all the airport activity.

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • (CDT)
    • Mt. Pleasant Regional, (KOSA)

    This little known museum: at Mt. Pleasant, KOSA, is full of still flying warbirds and other vintage aircraft.  It's only open on Saturdays from 8:00 to Noon so let's plan to be on the ground by 10:00 AM.  We'll tour the museum and then take the crew cars into town for lunch at Outlaw's BBQ.  As usual, your total headcount will be helpful for planning purposes so please register if you plan to attend. 

    See you there!

    Scott Sanders,

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Sky Manor Airport NJ (N40)

    Come on over to N40 Sky Manor Airport and the Sky Cafe on Saturday October 22nd. We'll meet around 11:00. We'll plan on dining outside if the weather agrees. As always bring a friend.

    Your Host: Dennis Oparowski

    For those flying home north of NYC I am planning on flying the Hudson River back to CT. Let me know if you want to join me. More info to follow. Make sure you fully familiarize yourself with the procedure. Contact me at

    Sky Manor Airport (N40) in Pittstown, NJ - The Best Little Airport in the East!

    Sky Café at Sky Manor Airport in Pittstown, NJ

    • 12 Nov 2022
    • Calhoun County Airport, Blountstown, FL. F95

    This fly-in is being put on by GOPA member and airport manager Rob Sims.  More details to follow as they develop.  Save the date and stay tuned.

    • 19 Nov 2022
    • (GMT)
    • Leicestershire Aero Club

    Annual 'Bacon Butty' at Leicestershire Aero Club.

    Weather date is Nov. 26.

    PPR with Leicester is required.

    • 2 May 2023
    • 5 May 2023
    • Palm Springs, CA, KUDD

    Here is the GOPA 2023_PowerPoint (22MB) file, in .pdf (5MB) but without Anne Marie singing). Palm Springs, CA, KUDD
    More information will be added here and in the Grumman Star.

    Please note the days are Tuesday to Friday this year.

    Veni, Vidi, Voli… To Palm Springs for the GOPA Convention May 2023!!!!
    by: Anne Marie Radel, Convention Chair
    The excitement is building for this epic Convention! All us cats and kittens will be descending into the Valley of Desert Fun in our Grumman aircraft!!!
    We will be starting our Convention on Tuesday 5/2/23. This is a slight change from previous conventions due to the monster music festivals being held earlier in the area.
    Early arrivals will be on Monday 5/1/23. The convention will continue throughout the week to our culminating banquet day of Friday 5/5/23. Departures will be on Saturday 5/6/23. It is not lost on us that our banquet is on Cinco de Mayo and we will be having an awesome special guest speaker! Arriba!!!
    Lets start with the best of the best!
    Our hosting FBO is Crown Aero at KUDD, Bermuda Dunes. The airport is nestled just east of Palm Spring International, it is non towered and has a little over 5000 feet of runway and has three approaches. Our hosting FBO will be offering discounts on fuel prices and other fun things. Check them out at: Check the airport out at:
    Car rentals are located on the airport by Go Rentals. They will be offering a 20% discount on all rental cars for our attendees. Please make all reservations through their service team at . Please let them know you’re with GOPA.
    They will have all cars available at the airport (KUDD) or if flying commercially into Palm Springs International, they can make sure your rental car will be there for you. You’ll need to let them know this information when you make your reservation.
    Our hosting hotel is the Embassy Suites La Quinta! It is surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains and is located within the Village of La Quinta at Santa Rosa Plaza, across the street  from Old Town La Quinta, a charming village with unique shops, restaurant and art galleries. Here is a link to see the hotel:
    This hotel offers some crazy good facilities and amenities. For our group, they are offering a block of these types of room: Standard 2 Queen for $209 per night plus local taxes (currently 14.2%) or Standard King for $189 per night plus local taxes (currently 14.2%).
    Here is the list of what the hotel offers as amenities:

    • Complimentary full, cooked to order breakfast buffet daily
    • Complimentary Nightly Manager’s Reception from 5:30pm - 7:00pm with cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, and light snacks.
    • Complimentary self parking
    • Complimentary guest room wi-fi
    • Complimentary business center privileges open 24 hours a day
    • Complimentary fitness room admittance open 24 hours a day
    • Complimentary local and 800-number calls
    • Pet friendly with fees and restrictions
    • Non smoking facility
    • Outdoor heated pool, hot tub and kids pool open daily 6am - 11pm
    • Spa Hibiscus is a full service spa that provides a la carte services and treatments including private steam therapy rooms and soothing whirlpool spa. Advance reservations can be made by calling the spa directly at 760-485-4443

    Check in time is 4pm, Check out time is 11am.
    You may use this website to reserve your rooms: or call the hotel directly at 760-777-1711 and let them know you are with GOPA.
    We will have scheduled van shuttle service available to and from the airport (KUDD) to the Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel during convention week.
    As we get closer to the convention time frame, look for Convention Registration forms, and new or updated convention information and links to fun things to do in the Palm Springs area.
    For those who missed it, here is the link to the PP presentation for GOPA 2023 Palm Springs that was shown at the last Convention-
    Looking so forward to seeing all of ya’ll there!!
    Anne Marie Radel
    Cell 818-429-8663

    • 25 May 2023
    • (CEST)
    • 29 May 2023
    • (CEST)
    • EDRY, Speyer, Germany

    The meeting information is now available here in this 6-page pdf. Don't wait, limited spots available. EDRY

    Robert Tompkins,

Past Events

25 Sep 2022 Region 1 Fly-In Sunday Brunch @ Denunzio's on the field.
24 Sep 2022 Willows, CA (WLW)
24 Sep 2022 14th Annual Triple Tree Fly-in, SC
24 Sep 2022 Chanute, KS
17 Sep 2022 Lunch Fly-in at KPCW, Port Clinton, OH
16 Sep 2022 Stand on the CANCELLED Corner in Winslow, AZ
10 Sep 2022 The 17th Great Welshpool Fish and Chip Fly-in!
10 Sep 2022 Annual European Fly-in
27 Aug 2022 Sacramento, CA (SAC)
27 Aug 2022 CANCELED / Reschedule TBD Region 1 Fly-In Lunch Buffet, King's Corner on Field @ KFCI Virginia
20 Aug 2022 Region 1 Fly-In Blairstown NJ 1N7
20 Aug 2022 Lunch at The Flying Machine, GA
19 Aug 2022 Grumman and Friends
13 Aug 2022 Region 1 Meet at the Museum (KBDR) Bridgeport CT August 13-14
6 Aug 2022 Fly-in BBQ Lunch, North Battleford, SK
6 Aug 2022 Region 2 Saturday Lunch at Waco Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI (KBTL)
5 Aug 2022 Ruidoso, NM Weekend Fly-in
25 Jul 2022 Maintaining Your Grumman
24 Jul 2022 Cancelled-Region 1 Ad-hoc meet-up and Fly-In KRUT Vermont
23 Jul 2022 Auburn, CA (AUN)
17 Jul 2022 Region 1 Fly-In @ KMVY Martha's Vineyard
16 Jul 2022 KJNX Johnston Regional Airport NC
16 Jul 2022 Region 1 Fly-In Lunch & Safety Seminar
10 Jul 2022 Sunday Lunch in Lansing
9 Jul 2022 Fly-in BBQ, Estevan, SK (Canada)
9 Jul 2022 St. Petersburg, FL, with lunch at the Hangar restaurant
25 Jun 2022 Payson, AZ Breakfast Fly-in
11 Jun 2022 Region 1 Cookout & Fly-In
2 Jun 2022 GOPA Europe, 2022- CANCELLED
28 May 2022 Texas Gulf Coast Regional Fly-in
9 May 2022 GOPA 2022, Fredericksburg, Texas, Regular Pricing
4 Dec 2021 Region 1 Fly In December 4
6 Nov 2021 GOPA Fly-in, Keene, NH (KEEN)
6 Nov 2021 FLY In Saturday, November 6
6 Nov 2021 Fly-in to Gilbert International Airpark SC (SC45)
21 Sep 2021 GOPA 2021 Comedy Night
20 Sep 2021 GOPA 2021, Harrisburg(KCXY), Pennsylvania- Late Registration
3 Sep 2021 Grumman Fly-in, EDKB
10 Jul 2021 Lunch at The Runway Cafe Greenville SC KGMU
19 Jun 2021 Parlin Field (2B3) in Newport, NH
12 Jun 2021 CANCELLED GOPA Lunch Fly-in at The Pik N Pig Restaurant BQ1
28 May 2021 GOPA Oban, Scotland CANCELLED
9 Oct 2020 #&@* the Coronavirus Fly-In Air Camping Trip & Modified Potluck Dinner
3 Oct 2020 Tyler, TX Lunch & Museum Tour
27 Sep 2020 CYQW FALL FLY-IN
26 Sep 2020 Fly-In, Trier Fohren Airport, Germany (EDRT)
12 Sep 2020 Parlin Field (2B3) in Newport, NH
5 Sep 2020 The 15th Annual Great Welshpool Fish and Chip Fly-in
21 Aug 2020 50 Years of The AA5- Bonn-Hangelar, EDKB
18 Apr 2020 Fly-In Lunch at "Sky Lounge Steakhouse & Sushi Bar"
21 Mar 2020 Fly-In Lunch at "Nancy's Airport Cafe"
22 Feb 2020 Fly-In Lunch at "Wings Grill & Espresso Bar"

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