EAA Chapter 1343 and GTO Aviation, Inc. are hosting a Tennessee Valley regional fly in and expo on Saturday June 23, 2012 at Sumner County Regional Airport (M33). This all-day event will feature a pancake breakfast, live music, catered lunch, displays, vendors, educational sessions and lots of airplanes. All EAA chapters in Tennessee have been invited to attend as well as those chapters in border states. Organizers said tht all pilots, aviation professionals and enthusiasts are invited. In honor of their very useful landmark 2 miles south of the extended centerline of runway 17, they are calling their event the Tennessee Steamplant Fly-In.
Gates open at 8am for a pancake breakfast. Vendors and displays will be ready by 9am. At noon there will be a catered lunch for purchase accompanied by live music by "Flyte Three." Late morning and early afternoon will feature some educational sessions and vendors will be open all day. Several manufacturers representing both Part 23 and LSA category aircraft as well as avionics, aircraft finishing, and more will be on hand. In addition they will have information on learning to fly with representatives from EAA and AOPA on hand to answer member questions or sign up new members. AOPA members who renew on site will get an AOPA Tennessee pin. Planes will around all day, with a mix of warbirds, trikes, experimental and certificated models. Biplane rides will be available for purchase.
Sumner County Regional is conveniently located just northeast of Nashville right in the heart of Tennessee, within a 2 hour flight for thousands of pilots. Details about M33 are here: http://www.airnav.com/airport/M33.