Pilots descend on Spokane for AOPA Regional Fly-In

Pilots descend on Spokane for AOPA Regional Fly-In

SPOKANE, Wash. - Hundreds of airplanes descended on Felts Field for the AOPA Regional Fly-In on Saturday. AOPA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots organization, is celebrating it's 75th anniversary by hosting these events nationally.

"We're going across the country to some of America's greatest airports, greatest general aviation airports, and celebrating general aviation," said AOPA's Katie Pribyl.

General Aviation covers all non-commercial flying and Felts Field is one of their chosen venues.

"It's just a great opportunity for families to come out and realize the gem that they have here in a general aviation airport here at Felts Field," said Pribyl.

Activities included classes on flying and guest speakers. It's estimated that over 300 aircraft showed up for the event, from small passenger planes, to one-of-a-kind collectibles.

"It's kinda neat deciding that Felts Field would the spokesman for the pacific northwest for general aviation," said pilot Addison Pemberton.

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