FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) held the second of four AOPA 2016 Fly-Ins at Bremerton National Airport (KPWT) on Aug. 19 and 20. The event drew more aircraft and attendees than any previous AOPA Fly-In.
“With more than 4,000 people and nearly 700 aircraft, the AOPA Bremerton Fly-In was our biggest yet,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “Thanks to the help of the airport staff, local pilots, and volunteers from groups including the Civil Air Patrol, the Experimental Aircraft Association, and the Washington Pilots Association, we were able to bring together thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest who share a common interest in aviation.”
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AOPA Bremerton Fly-In By The Numbers
• 690 Aircraft
• 4,034 Attendees
• +$700,000 AOPA Fly-In Economic Impact Estimate
General Aviation Contributes…
• 1.1 Million American Jobs
• $219 Billion To The U.S. Economy
• 30,400 Washington Jobs
• $3.6 Billion To The Washington Economy
Bremerton National Airport Contributes…
• 531 Jobs
• $83 Million To The Local Economy
Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. As the world’s largest community of pilots and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., Wichita, Kans., and seven regions across the United States, AOPA’s events, initiatives, and services bring current and future pilots together and make aviation more accessible to everyone. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.
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