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GOPA 2024 Convention

  • 9 Sep 2024
  • (CST)
  • 13 Sep 2024
  • (CST)
  • Port Clinton, OH, KPCW

The 2024 GOPA Convention will be held in Port Clinton, OH, KPCW, September 9-13.

Hello Grumman Community. The Grumman Owners and Pilots Association (GOPA) convention committee has selected Port Clinton, Ohio, as the next gathering of our unique brand of planes.

The dates are Monday, September 9 through Thursday September 12, 2024.
The Port Clinton area offers many advantages to host our group. It is centrally located and easy to reach from most areas of the country. The uncontrolled airport (KPCW) has two runways running north-south and east-west. There will be plenty of aircraft parking. Most planes will be directed to a concrete pad while the rest will be on grass.
The Liberty Aviation Museum will be the focal point for the convention. All activities will be centered here: The ground games will be on the spacious ramp on the north side of the museum. All seminars, meetings, and meals will take place in the museum. The museum has many relics and displays of eras gone by, housed in two hangers.
For those folks flying commercial there are three airports within 85 miles of Port Clinton.
Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) 66 miles
Toledo Express (TOL) 58 miles
Detroit Metro Wayne County (DTW) 85 miles
Cleveland would offer the better choice in airline flights.
Upon arrival you can get a car rental
We will offer shuttle service from Cleveland for a nominal fee. We will have more info later on.
We have booked 60 rooms at the Country Inn and Suites, a short 0.3 miles away. Because the date of the convention is after Labor Day, we have a great off season rate. We expect these rooms to sell out fast.
Port Clinton is a great vacation spot in season. Fishing is one of the mainstays of the community, in fact the city has been nicknamed the "Walleye Capital of the World", due to the productive fishing waters for the species lying offshore in Lake Erie's Western Basin.
We will have the usual flying and ground games scheduled along with the seminars. We will have a group lake cruise.
Come early or stay late to take advantage of activities such as Cedar Point Amusement Park, the African Safari Wildlife Park, or a short hop over to the islands.
We will have a fun filled convention that we believe will be well attended. Hope to see many of you in Port Clinton in September.

2024 Convention Hotel
The discounted rate offered by the Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Port Clinton, Ohio, for the Grumman Owners and Pilot Association (GOPA) is $65 + taxes per each rooms (60 maximum). Please call the hotel directly when making a reservation (419)732-2434 or you may choose to use the booking link below to make their reservations online.
All Individual reservations would have a cancellation policy of 24 hours prior to the arrival date to avoid a no-show/cancellation fee of one night (room and tax).
The group would normally have a cut-off date by 08/08/2023, which means any guest rooms from the requested 60 rooms block not specifically reserved by the cut off date will be released for resale with no further obligations to hold space.

Further info will be available at, in the International Grumman Star and here.

Some tourist information is here.

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