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    • 15 Apr 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • Cape May NJ KWWD

    Come for the food at the Flight Deck Diner and stay for the NAS Wildwood Museum tour visit after.

    Please register if you plan to come. VFR for safety, PIC's choice.

    Cape May NJ, 

    KWWD - Cape May County Airport

    Flight Deck Diner (

    Tours | NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum (

    Prices may vary.

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

    Please Note The Convention is Tuesday, May 2, to Friday, May 5, This Year

    Proposed Schedule is here.

    Apparel rendering is here.

    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

    Our May convention is at the Hollywood Celebs Favorite Desert Playground, Palm Springs!! As promised, here are links to a small portion of the fantastic things to do in the area:
    Here are three of our favorite websites for all areas of the Coachella Valley:
    Here are a couple of our favorites:
    Agua Caliente Casino,
    The Living Desert Zoo/Gardens,
    Red Jeep Adventures,
    Joshua Tree National Park,
    El Paseo California Artist Gallery,
    Modern Celebrity & Architecture Tours,
    Here are the websites to our convention tours:
    Palm Springs Air Museum,
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway,
    Also, for those who may want to stay in the area before or after our convention and explore cool places that are close (by Grumman flight), here are some distances from KUDD airport (Bermuda Dunes). If anyone needs guidance through any of the airspace around the area, or would like to know about other airports, please feel free to contact me.
    Las Vegas (KLAS), 150.4 nautical miles
    Catalina Island (KAVX), 109 nautical miles
    Santa Barbara (KSBA), 181.8 nautical miles
    San Diego (KSAN), 76.3 nautical miles
    Van Nuys (KVNY), For those who saw the movie “16 Right”, 113.6 nautical miles
    Mohave Air and Spaceport (KMHV), 121.7 nautical miles
    Fullerton (KFUL) close to Disneyland, 85.3 nautical miles
    Harris Ranch & Hotel (308) For delicious steaks, 338 nautical miles
    Let’s have some fun and see some things!!!!
    Cheers, Anne Marie and Mike Radel,, Cell 818-429-8663
    • 20 May 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • Sky Manor Airport NJ (N40)

    Join us for some outside dining and good conversation at the Sky Cafe @ N40 - Sky Manor Airport New Jersey.

    Sky Café at Sky Manor Airport in Pittstown, NJ

    • 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

     Joerg Beck,

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • KMVY Airport and Plane View Restuarant at the Airport

    Come for lunch and stay for the day at Martha's Vineyard. So many things to do on the Island. Public Transportation right at the terminal to everywhere on the Island.

    KMVY - Martha's Vineyard Airport 

    Dining in the Terminal – Martha's Vineyard Airport (

    Martha's Vineyard Airport (

    Vineyard Transit Authority |

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Petaluma, CA (O69)

    Meet in Petaluma, CA at noon on June 10, 2023 for a potluck at Colin Perry's hangar. Please bring an appetizer or salad to share. Drinks, meat and dessert will be provided.

    • 8 Jul 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • (KIJD) Windham Airport Connecticut

    The food and fixins will be flying off the grill at the Hangar BBQ in Connecticut on Saturday July 8, 2023.

    All donations will go to the GOPA Scholarship Fund providing training resources to young men and women applicants ages16-22.

    Please register for this event. Burgers, dogs, sides, drink and more provided. Look for the large hanger in the aircraft parking area and come hungry.

    KIJD - Windham Airport

    Aerial photo of KIJD (Windham Airport)

    • 5 Aug 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • KEEN Airport NH

    Enjoy some great food and more outside dining at (KEEN) airport and the Dinner Table Restaurant on the Field.

    Aircraft parking and restaurant on the on the northeast side of RWY 2 - taxiway A and crossing RWY 32 to parking.

    This Restaurant is not located in the terminal building.

    KEEN - Dillant/Hopkins Airport Aerial photo of KEEN (Dillant/Hopkins Airport)

    The Dinner Table Menu, Keene, NH (

    See the source image

    • 25 Aug 2023
    • 27 Aug 2023
    • Bonn-Hangelar, EDKB - Germany

    Catering: it is safe the whole weekend 

    Overnight: special price in the Hotel or camping under the wings (shower and breakfast is available)

    Program: Fly-out to an active air force base with special permission only for registered Grummans, 

    If the political situation permits it, than incl. visiting and talking with real fighters.

    Topics in EDKB: special guests, lectures about Grumman maintenance, about ForeFlight and about the Atlantic crossing adventure as well and of course the legendary Tombola and much more surprises

    But the most important -> Grummans come together and have fun 

    Registration: starts soon

    Kathrin Kaiser,

    • 9 Sep 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • 44N Sky Acres

    We're off to Sky Acres Airport in NY and the Hangars Cafe. A great little airport with some of the best gas prices in the area. The food is pretty good too. Outside dining available.

    44N - Sky Acres Airport

    Everyone Gets the Window Seat | Hangars Cafe

    (2) Hangars Cafe | Facebook

    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • Parlin Field (2B3) NH

    See the source image

    One of the prettiest little airports in New Hampshire. Picnic down by the covered bridge. Bring a picnic lunch of your choice, something to drink and your favorite chair and relax in the picnic area by the river.

    After landing taxi down the grass runway to the picnic area to parking. Feel like camping for the weekend? There are 7 first come first serve campsites available.

    2B3 - Parlin Field Airport

    Parlin Field Airport | Newport NH

Past Events

11 Feb 2023 CHOWDERFEST Downtown Saratoga NY 5B2 Region 1. This is an open event.
20 Jan 2023 Grummans to Galveston, January 20-23
17 Dec 2022 Region 5 Llano BBQ Run
20 Nov 2022 Cancelled Region 1 Brunch Fly-In (KLBE) Latrobe, PA and DeNunzio's Restaurant
19 Nov 2022 Annual 'Bacon Butty' at Leicestershire Aero Club.
12 Nov 2022 Southeast Region 3 Fly-in
5 Nov 2022 Southeast Region 3 EAA Chapter 1467 Fly-in
22 Oct 2022 Region 1 Meet @ Sky Manor NJ (N40)
22 Oct 2022 Southern Region Fly-in to Mt. Pleasant, TX
15 Oct 2022 Southeast Region 3 Lunch at Barnstormers Grill, Georgia
9 Oct 2022 SEAFOOD BUFFET FLY-IN (Region 1 Area - Close to Region 3 too.)
8 Oct 2022 Region 1 Cookout and Campout Parlin Field NH (2B3) Postponed to October 8th (weather)
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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