Announcing a new Meetup for The Long Beach Digital Photography/Photoshop Meetup Group!What
: 2010 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Summit at Daugherty FieldWhen
: Thursday, November 11,[masked]:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, November 12,[masked]:00 AM - 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 12,[masked]:00 AM - 8:00 PMWhere
: Long Beach Airport-LGB
4100 E Donald Douglas Drive
Long Beach, CA 90806
An estimated 13,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts are expected to attend the 2010 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit
, which includes public events at Long Beach Airport and downtown.
The summit will be a public display of more than 75 aircraft at Long Beach Airport from Thursday through Saturday, a fundraising barbecue and an aircraft auction to raise funds for flight-school scholarships.
Several thousand AOPA members are expected to fly into Long Beach Airport early this week in aircraft as diverse as World War II-era bombers to multimillion glass-cockpit jets.
A B-29 Superfortress, which was one of the largest military aircraft ever assembled and the airplane that was used to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, will be on display. The B-29, known as "Fifi," is considered one of the last such planes to be in mint or near-mint condition.
The free three-day event at the airport will feature more than 70 aircraft on display - not to mention the hundreds of aircraft expected to fly in. Plus, attendees can enjoy performances by Flying Musicians Association artists each day, attend a presentation by aviation humorist Rod Machado, and stop by an autograph session with air show performer Sean D. Tucker.
Airportfest is open free to the public Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Complimentary transportation will be provided from the Long Beach Convention Center to Daugherty Field.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/digcam-113/calendar/15409975/