The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and ForeFlight, a Boeing company, are teaming up this spring to encourage and reward pilots to get out and safely support local airports and FBOs through the ForeFlight Fly-Out program.
Each month beginning in April, AOPA and ForeFlight will highlight a different region of the country and feature fun places to visit. During April, we feature the South in partnership with the following participating locations:
- Island Jet Center, Scholes International at Galveston Airport in Galveston, Texas
- Texas Jet, Fort Worth Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas
- Henriksen Jet Center, Austin Executive Airport in Austin, Texas
- Signature Flight Support, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Savannah, Georgia
- Million Air, Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Branson Jet Center, Branson Airport in Branson, Missouri
- Francis Aviation, Dona Ana County International Jetport Airport in Santa Teresa, New Mexico
- Sun Aviation, Vero Beach Regional Airport in Vero Beach, Florida
Pilots who check-in at these locations during the month of April will be able to pick up free, cool ForeFlight gear and also be entered for a chance to win a monthly and grand prize. (Check out ForeFlight’s official rules here.)
“Our number one goal with this program is to get folks out flying!” said Stephen Newman, ForeFlight’s executive vice president of global sales and marketing. “The flying season has already started across the south, and the ForeFlight Fly-Out will provide a fun, educational, socially distanced opportunity for people to fly and help support local economies and small airports/FBOs.”
In addition to partnering on the ForeFlight Fly-Outs, AOPA will continue to offer monthly prizes for checking into airports using the AOPA app’s Pilot Passport feature. AOPA’s April “See Green” Pilot Passport challenge encourages pilots to check-in at airports with grass strips. The three participants with the most grass strip airport check-ins in April will be awarded a PJ2 radio from Sporty’s Pilot Shop. Check out the official rules here.
AOPA will offer a different challenge each month, giving active pilots even more chances to win.
“AOPA is excited to partner with ForeFlight to reward pilots who support their local communities,” said Jiri Marousek, AOPA senior vice president of marketing. “Our shared mission is to encourage more pilots to fly more often and to more places. We’re happy to team with ForeFlight to encourage pilots to visit some outstanding airports and show support for the aviation community, and the local communities in the surrounding areas.”