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SMAC152 AOPA Fly In – Norman Oklahoma

Welcome to a special edition of the Stuck Mic AvCast. Our reporter in the field, Russ Roslewski was in Norman Oklahoma for the AOPA Fly In. AOPA fly-ins happen around the country bringing many people together in the aviation community. This event broke all previous attendance records with over 7500 people including 500 planes. The AOPA Fly In’s are a great place to learn, share your passion for aviation, and help advocate for the GA community.

Preflight Checklist:

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We have postponed our meet ups until after we clean up from Hurricane Irma. As you know we moved to Lakeland recently and as we record this show the storm is passing through the area. To learn more about upcoming meetups please visit our facebook page.

Cruise Flight:

  • What airlines do during a hurricane.

Interviews From AOPA Fly-In:

  • AOPA Volunteers – Mike Woods – http://www.aopa.org
    - Information on how you can be a volunteer for an AOPA Fly-In near you.
  • Sooner Flight Academy – Dawn Machalinski – http://flightcamp.ou.edu
    - Year-round and summer programs for students ages 6-18
  • Oklahoma Pilots Association – Bill Halpain – http://opa.link
    - Dinner meetings, guest speakers and flyaways around Oklahoma
  • Grand Seaplanes – Steve Robinson – http://grandseaplanes.com
    - Get your seaplane rating in a Lake Amphibian on Grand Lake, OK
  • Air Plains – Eric Papan – http://airplains.com
    - Engine conversions and airframe modifications including the 300-hp Cessna 182
  • Angel Flight South Central – Troy Whistman – http://angelflightsc.org
    - Volunteer humanitarian flights for medical patients
  • University of Oklahoma Aviation Department – Ken Carson – http://pacs.ou.edu/aviation
    - College degree programs in aviation, including piloting, air traffic control, and aviation management

After Landing Checklist:

Picks Of The Week:

Carl: Bay News 9 Weather. A great local news source to Carl's area that even gives info for pilots.

Russ: Operation Air Drop Facebook and Operation Air Drop Website. This group used airplanes to move needed supplies into Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and have turned to Florida to assist with relief after Hurricane Irma.

Video Of The Week:

Video From Fun Places To Fly

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