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    • 9 Jul 2022
    • 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • KSPG, Albert Whitted Airport, St. Petersburg, Florida

    Where: KSPG, Albert Whitted Airport, St. Petersburg, Florida

    FBO:  Sheltair – 727-824-2880

    Date/Time:  July 9th arrive by 11:30 am.

    Hosts:  Guy and Heidi Warner

    Guy Warner,


    GOPA Fly-in – St. Petersburg, Florida

    Albert Whitted Airport - KSPG/Sheltair FBO

    Saturday, July 9th – Hangar Restaurant – 11:30 am

    Hosted by: Guy and Heidi Warner

    Come for lunch and fellowship, stay for the day. Or for the weekend if you want.  There’s plenty to do in St. Petersburg!

    Please, let me know if you are coming for the luncheon with your airplane information, head count and your contact information (i.e. Cell number) by July 7th.  Thanks!

    A few activities and attractions nearby the airport

    • ·         The Salvador Dali Art Museum – immediately adjacent to the airport.  The Dali museum features surrealistic art paintings by Salvador Dali and others.  The museum has immersion experiences, very knowledgeable docents, and over 900 glass panels that are an integral part of the building architecture.   Admission: $25 – adults, $23 – seniors, $10 – youth.
    • ·         The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art – (a personal favorite) – walking distance = 0.5 miles, or about 10 minutes from airport.  Featuring fantastic life size, and larger, bronze sculptures with one so large it had to be put in place and the building put up around it.  Paintings by well-known western artists, beautiful jewelry, and much more.  There will also be a special traveling art exhibit by Ansel Adams and Clyde Butcher on the theme of America the Beautiful running through July 31st.  Admission: $20 – adults, $15 – seniors, Free – child, other discounts apply.
    • ·         St. Pete Pier – walking distance = 0.8 miles, or about 15 minutes from airport.  A very picturesque waterfront pier featuring 26 acres of unique architecture, sloping grass areas, splash pads, kayak rentals, restaurants, ice cream shop, specialty shops and unique art exhibits.
    • ·         MLB baseball game featuring the Tampa Bay Rays vs the Orioles– 4:30 pm, at Tropicana Field (totally enclosed and air conditioned Stadium) – Free trolley ride from downtown St. Pete to the stadium and return.
    • ·         Nightlife around downtown St. Pete is similar to that of South Beach in Miami with sidewalk seating around cafes, musicians, and people strolling by.

    Getting around the Area

    There is a free step-on, step-off trolley that loops around the downtown area of St. Pete, known as the “Looper Trolly.”  One of the stops is on the street in front of the Hangar restaurant.  The trolley passes by every 15 – 20 minutes.

    Nearby Accommodations

    • ·         Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel – walking distance = 0.2 miles, or about 5 minutes from airport.
    • ·         Others include: Courtyard Marriott and the Hampton Inn and are listed as stops for the Looper Trolley

    For additional information, GOOGLE any of these attractions, and so much more.  Hope that I have piqued your interest!

    • 9 Jul 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • CYEN, Estevan, SK, Canada

    11 am to 4 pm fly in BBQ in CYEN, Estevan, SK. In conjunction with flying club fly-in, monument dedication, COPA rides, Air Training Plan aircraft will be there as well giving rides in the Tiger Moth, Cornell and Harvard.

    Our CANPASS arrival is open again in Estevan for those US pilots who are registered with CANPASS they can clear customs in Estevan.

    Doug Reetz,

    • 10 Jul 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • KIGQ, Lancing, Ill

    KIGQ, Meet at the Restaurant for lunch.
    Restaurant is on the second floor.

    Robert Hess, 815-222-4100

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • KLNS, Lancaster, PA.

    Lunch on the field at Fiorentino’s Restaurant and then stay for an engine out emergency landing video and discussions about decision making.

    Your Host Bob Reed RSVP

    KLNS, Lancaster, PA.

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • KJNX Johnston Regional Airport, NC

    Lunch at the Low and Slow Smokehouse,  KJNX  Johnston Regional Airport, NC


    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • KPCW, Port Clinton, OH

    There is a $15 Facility Fee that is waived with any fuel purchase, OR, if you eat at the Diner. Lunch at the Tin Goose Diner, 11:00 AM, Visit the attached Liberty Air Museum after on your own. Cost is $15 per adult.

    Cliff Daugherty, 440-781-5224, or

    • 17 Jul 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Martha's Vineyard KMVY

    Come to Martha's Vineyard and enjoy the "View" then tour the Island in the afternoon. Ride the Carousel and grab the Brass Ring


    RSVP Dennis

    Flying Horses Carousel – Vineyard Preservation Trust (

    Route Maps | Vineyard Transit Authority

    KMVY - Martha's Vineyard Airport

    Plane View Restaurant | Facebook

    • 23 Jul 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Wings Restaurant

    Meet at Wings Restaurant at noon for Lunch 

    • 6 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)
    • CYQW, North Battleford, SK

    11 am to 3 pm fly-in BBQ lunch. In CYQWNorth Battleford, SK.


    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 21 Aug 2022
    • EDKB, Bonn-Hangelar, Germany

    Das Fly-ln "Grumman and Friends"

    19.-21.08.22 in Bonn Hangelar EDKB

    Nachdem 2020 und 2021 trotz aller Schwierigkeiten ein großer Erfolg war, wird es auch in 2022 ein Grumman Treffen in Bonn geben. Das Ziel ist, an diesem Wochenende noch mehr dieser wunderbaren Flugzeuge zusammen zu bringen, genauso wie auch einige Freunde mit schönen anderen und zum Teil viel älteren Klassikern zu begrüßen. Alle Liebhaber der besonderen und seltenen Flieger sind herzlich eingeladen, aber ich bitte um rechtzeitige Anmeldung. Mit der Registration erhält jeder Teilnehmer einige Vergünstigungen während des Fly-In, wie z.B. Übernahme der Lande- und Abstellgebühren oder ein Los für die Tombola oder kleinen Begrüßungsgeschenken.
    Der europäische Teilehändler für Grumman-Parts "Fly Moore" wird, soweit es möglich ist, diesmal auch dabei sein.

    After 2020 and 2021 has been a great success despite all obstacles, there will be a Grumman and friends meeting again in Bonn in 2022. The intention is to bring together even more of these wonderful planes on this weekend. As well we want to welcome other vintage and classic aircraft. All fans of special and rare aircraft are also welcome to visit. Early registration is recommended. With the registration each participant receives free landing, free parking and a ticket for the raffle or little gifts. Fly Moore, try to come to the event.

    Full information, registration and hotel is here-

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • KLZU Gwinnett County Airport Briscoe Field GA

    Lunch at The Flying Machine,  KLZU, Gwinnett County Airport, Briscoe Field, GA.  We'll meet at 1100. Ronnie,

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Runway Cafe Blairstown

    Come fly and bring your hunger to Blairstown NJ (1N7) and 

    Donna's Runway Cafe 

    1N7 Blairstown Airport 

    Six Airport Restaurants That Focus on Breakfast - FLYING Magazine                                                                               

    Your host Dennis Oparowski -  

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • KFCI Richman Executive VA.
    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Aviators Restaurant at Sacramento Executive Airport

    Meet at noon for lunch at Aviators Restaurant at Sacramento Executive Airport.

    • 10 Sep 2022
    • (CEST)
    • 11 Sep 2022
    • (CEST)
    • Germany EDRT Trier

    Trier, EDRT, Yogi Beck +49-178-2634500, 

    • 10 Sep 2022
    • (UTC)
    • Welshpool, ECGW, Whales

    Once again, thanks to the kind cooperation of Linda Jones and Whizzard Helicopters, we’ll be running our small but beautifully formed 17th Fish and Chip Fly-in on Saturday 10th September at Welshpool, ECGW.

    It will follow the usual format: arrivals any time during Saturday with the Fish and Chips order placed late afternoon and served in the cafe room from about 6pm, with soft drinks/beers/wine available. For those who wish to stay overnight, we’ll publish ‘Arthur’s List’ soon with details of local B&B’s etc, and willing helpers will be around to drop-off/collect you at/from accommodation, with departures Sunday am.

    For those of you who can’t stay for the evening, you’ll be more than welcome to come along for lunch and a natter in the Airport cafe which will be open for normal business until 4pm when we will take over occupancy.

    Landings will be free with upload of 50L fuel, and overnight parking charges waived.

    Stick it in your diary now, and let me know if you are likely to join us. I’ll collect PPR details from you closer to the time.

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • (CDT)
    • KCNU, Chanute, KS

    KCNU, Chanute, KS

    Chanute is a small town with lots of charm. There is a very interesting Museum the with African artifacts brought here by Martin and Osa Johnson in the 1930's. There is quite a story of their travels. After traveling the world and flying over Africa, he died in a plane crash in America. There is an arts festival that Saturday, a small town Rodeo on the 24th and 25th, an antique car exhibit in town, and other attractions. 

     So step back in time, and see Africa as it was before cell phones and Google. Arrive in the morning on the 9/24/2022. You can visit the museum and eat lunch and stay over night or head home. There is a Holiday Inn Express in town if you want to stay overnight. I will provide transportation to town and back to the airport.  See attached information.

    Steven Jones

    Welcome to Chanute Brochure.pdf

    Live the Adventure Brochure.pdf

    Restaurant List.pdf

    Shop-Hike Brochure.pdf

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • SC00, Woodruff, SC

    14th Annual Triple Tree Fly-in, SC00, Woodruff, SC.  If you have never been to Triple Tree it's a 7000 ft x 400 ft grass runway (3/21) that is like landing on carpet.  Their fly-in goes from September 19 thru the 25.  I will be there on Saturday the 24.  We can meet under the WW II control tower at 1100.  Several food vendors to choose from. There is a fee for the fly-in and also an arrival procedure, please follow.  In the past they have gotten over 500 aircraft for this event.  Check out their website for information.


    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Nancy's Restaurant

    Meet for lunch at noon at Nancy's Restaurant

    • 25 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • KLBE, Latrobe, PA

    Sunday Brunch @ Denunzio's on the field.

    Your Host Bob Reed RSVP to

    KLBE - Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

    • 1 May 2023
    • 4 May 2023
    • Palm Springs, CA, KUDD

    Here is the initial GOPA 2023_PowerPoint (25MB) file, in pdf (5MB but without Anne Marie singing).

    Palm Springs, CA, KUDD

    More information will be added here and in the Grumman Star.

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

    Info will be added as it becomes available.


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