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    • 10 May 2021
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    • 13 May 2021
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    • Fredericksburg, Texas, T82,

    Due to the uncertainty regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic the 2020 AYA Convention was been postponed to May, 2021.

    Information will be updated on March 1, 2021.

    AYA 2020, Fredericksburg, Texas, T82, Scott, aya2021@grummanpilots.org

    Preview of GOPA 2021 is here. It looks a lot like AYA 2020.

    Area Info-  https://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/

    Interested in joining up/ride sharing to the Convention?
    Send an email to aya2021@grummanpilots.org and we will try and match you up.

    Well, the word is out.....TEXAS will be the site for our next convention!  Fredericksburg, TX, to be specific, in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  This neat little German themed town is where our 2006 convention was held and for those of you who attended back then, you'll remember what a great time we had (aside from the blazing HEAT!)  As it will have been 15 years since we last met in Fredericksburg, we decided it was a good time to revisit.  The town has grown in the last 15 years but you'll find it to be as charming and interesting as ever.  In order to avoid the intense summertime heat, as well as to take advantage of off season pricing, we've scheduled the event to take place May 10-13, 2021.

    The primary convention hotel will be The Hangar Hotel, http://www.hangarhotel.com  conveniently located right on the field (T82) and next door to the convention facility.  They will begin accepting reservations on October 14, 2019.  We have booked the entire facility, (50 rooms) and negotiated the rates down to $119.00 for Sunday through Thursday.  Rates outside those days will be higher.  You can call 830-997-9990 to make your reservation and be sure to mention the AYA BLOCK RATE. 

    The overflow hotel, Fredericksburg Inn & Suites https://www.fredericksburg-inn.com/en-us  will also be the same one we used last time, but it has recently undergone a $4 million renovation and is extremely nice.  It also benefits from having a full complementary breakfast and is an easy, one block walk from main street where all the shopping, restaurants and museums are located.  They are accepting reservations now and you can contact them at 830-997-0202.  Again, be sure to mention the AYA BLOCK RATE.

    Your convention chairs, Bill and Cindy Daly, my wife Susan Dollar and myself are determined to put on a great convention for you so please mark your calendars now, polish your boots and spurs and start planning to attend.  More updates on the activities and attractions will be coming in the near future so stay tuned and check back to the AYA website often.  See you in TEXAS!!


    • 28 May 2021
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    • 31 May 2021
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    • Oban, Scotland

    Robert Burns famously wrote 'The best laid schemes o' mice an' men, gang aft a-gley', and that probably sums up most of 2020. Despite all our plans, including booking good weather, we were unable to gather together  in Oban last May.  We cancelled all plans except the weather and Oban basked in glorious sunshine and enjoyed temperatures of  23C for the whole weekend we should have been there!

    However, with hope in our hearts we are looking to reschedule this year.  The details so far are as follows:

    Dates: Thursday 27th May - Monday 31st May 2021.

    Fly-In airport - North Connel/Oban Airport  EGEO

    Hotel - Falls of Lora Hotel,  Connel , Argyll

     At this stage we cannot confirm the itinerary, numbers permissible, flying details  or even that the event will take place.  However, if you would like to register your interest so that we can keep you informed please email:

    valmitchell2@gmail.com

     giving your details and number in your group.

    The Falls of Lora Hotel have blocked off their rooms for the GOPA for above dates, and they are kindly offering the same preferential rates we agreed last year.   If you wish to make a reservation with them please email them direct at: enquiries@fallsoflora.com stating you are GOPA.  The hotel is closed for the winter until 4th February, but they will answer emails.

    We must state again that at the moment we cannot confirm that the event will take place, but we have everything crossed, are saying our prayers every night, and are doing our daily sun dance.  Our plane is polished and ready to go, as we assume is yours,  so let's hope we can all meet again in May!

    Best wishes

    Sandy and Valerie

    • 20 Aug 2021
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    • 22 Aug 2021
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    • Bonn-Hangelar, EDKB

    Save The Date.

    Kathrin Kaiser, kathrin.n.kaiser@gmx.de



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