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    • 18 Apr 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Midfield Cafe on the field

    Feel the need to fly or drive. Join us at the Midfield Cafe for Third Thursday gathering. 

    AirNav: KASH - Boire Field Airport

    (2) Facebook

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    Dennis Oparowski

    Region 1 Coordinator

    • 4 May 2024
    • (CDT)
    • Center Point, TX

    Southern Region Fly-in 

    Kerrville, TX

    May 4, 2024

    Let's get tropical and meet up for lunch at the funky Toucan Jim's in Centerpoint, TX. This is an off the beaten path, eclectic dive with twenty-seven palapas, two stages, two bars, seating for 300 and more palm trees and plants than you can count!  Be sure to check out the 'virtual tours' tab on their website to see what it's all about.

    Let's plan to be tied down on the ramp at Kerrville, (KERV) by 11:30, Saturday the 4th of May and I'll have ground transportation ready for the 5 minute drive to beautiful downtown Centerpoint.  If you've got a gaudy Hawaiian shirt, this will be the perfect venue to show it off!

    Please register on-line with the number of guests you're bringing so I'll know how many oysters to shuck!  

    • 16 May 2024
    • (BST)
    • 19 May 2024
    • (BST)
    • Oban, Scotland

    The GOPA Europe Annual Meeting and Fly-In will take
    place 16 – 19 May, 2024, in Oban, Scotland.

    Great Scenery, Great Flying, Great fun!!

    Meeting details here.

    Registration details here.

    • 23 May 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Sky Manor N40 and the Sky Cafe

    Looking for a host since I will be traveling back from the European Convention in Oban Scotland UK. Decided to stay a bit longer.  Contact me if you are interested.

    Third Thursday plus one week. We are adding 1 week to our Third Thursday gathering to allow for those attending the GOPA European conference in Oban, Scotland.

    Join us at N40 Sky Mannor airport and the Sky Cafe

    AirNav: N40 - Sky Manor Airport 

    (2) Facebook

    Dennis Oparowski


    Region 1 Coordinator

    • 1 Jun 2024
    • (UTC)

    Region 7 - Carlisle EGNC (UK) Fly In and Museum visit

    Saturday, 1st June 2024

    Organiser - Drew Brown,

    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Arrive at Sky Acres 44N @ 1030hrs.

    It's Back Again This Year

    Come Fly the Hudson River and NYC

    Region 1 presents, the 2nd annual and all are invited to come and fly the Hudson River Skyline Route on Saturday, June 15th. This is a VFR only adventure. We will meet at 44N Sky Acres for breakfast around 1030 hours and a briefing before departure down the river via the Hudson River Skyline Route and return.

    Check out last year's flight on our Grumman Owners and Pilots Facebook page. Just search "Bruno NYC"

    Leading the pack again this year is Bruno Brasileiro of Fly with Bruno. If you missed this last year don't miss it this year.  See NYC from 1300-1500 MSL. We will fly again as a group in a safe trail distance, so you won’t even have to talk to ATC. Mandatory brief with optional breakfast is 1100 hours. Departure is scheduled for 1230 hours. Round trip from 44N and return is approximately 1.5 hours or just return to your home base.

    Join us for the flight or just breakfast. 

    Registration is mandatory because of planning and safety.

    See some great video provided by Fly with Bruno on the incredible flight to come.

    Jaw-Dropping Views! NYC Skyline Route (ATC + Class B clearance) - YouTube

    This Is What Aviation Is All About | Flying Formation Over NYC - YouTube

    Pre-Requites are:

    1.  ADSB Out - installed and operational

    2.  Completion of [ALC-79 New York City Special Flight Rules Area  (SFRA) course]

    3.  Attend the mandatory brief @ 44N Sky Acres

    4Life jackets per person on board

    Dennis Oparowski,

    Region 1 Director


    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • KAFN Jaffrey Airport and Kimball Farms Restuarant

    Come join us for Lunch and some fantastic Ice Cream at Kimball Farms Restuarant with outside seating. A short 5 minute walk from the tiedowns is all it takes.

    AirNav: KAFN - Jaffrey Airfield Silver Ranch 

    Jaffrey, NH | Kimball FarmProvided by Tripadvisor

    • 5 Jul 2024
    • (UTC)
    • 7 Jul 2024
    • (UTC)

    Region 7 - Leicester EGBG (UK) Grumman Weekend

    Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July 2024

    Organiser - Drew Tarmey,

    • 23 Aug 2024
    • (UTC)
    • 25 Aug 2024
    • (UTC)

    Region 7 - Bonn Hangelar EDKB(Germany), Grumman & Friends Weekend

    Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August 2024

    Organiser - Kathrin Kaiser,

    • 9 Sep 2024
    • (CST)
    • 13 Sep 2024
    • (CST)
    • Port Clinton, OH, KPCW

    The 2024 GOPA Convention will be held in Port Clinton, OH, KPCW, September 9-13.

    Hello Grumman Community. The Grumman Owners and Pilots Association (GOPA) convention committee has selected Port Clinton, Ohio, as the next gathering of our unique brand of planes.

    The dates are Monday, September 9 through Thursday September 12, 2024.
    The Port Clinton area offers many advantages to host our group. It is centrally located and easy to reach from most areas of the country. The uncontrolled airport (KPCW) has two runways running north-south and east-west. There will be plenty of aircraft parking. Most planes will be directed to a concrete pad while the rest will be on grass.
    The Liberty Aviation Museum will be the focal point for the convention. All activities will be centered here: The ground games will be on the spacious ramp on the north side of the museum. All seminars, meetings, and meals will take place in the museum. The museum has many relics and displays of eras gone by, housed in two hangers.
    For those folks flying commercial there are three airports within 85 miles of Port Clinton.
    Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) 66 miles
    Toledo Express (TOL) 58 miles
    Detroit Metro Wayne County (DTW) 85 miles
    Cleveland would offer the better choice in airline flights.
    Upon arrival you can get a car rental
    We will offer shuttle service from Cleveland for a nominal fee. We will have more info later on.
    We have booked 60 rooms at the Country Inn and Suites, a short 0.3 miles away. Because the date of the convention is after Labor Day, we have a great off season rate. We expect these rooms to sell out fast.
    Port Clinton is a great vacation spot in season. Fishing is one of the mainstays of the community, in fact the city has been nicknamed the "Walleye Capital of the World", due to the productive fishing waters for the species lying offshore in Lake Erie's Western Basin.
    We will have the usual flying and ground games scheduled along with the seminars. We will have a group lake cruise.
    Come early or stay late to take advantage of activities such as Cedar Point Amusement Park, the African Safari Wildlife Park, or a short hop over to the islands.
    We will have a fun filled convention that we believe will be well attended. Hope to see many of you in Port Clinton in September.

    2024 Convention Hotel
    The discounted rate offered by the Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Port Clinton, Ohio, for the Grumman Owners and Pilot Association (GOPA) is $65 + taxes per each rooms (60 maximum). Please call the hotel directly when making a reservation (419)732-2434 or you may choose to use the booking link below to make their reservations online.
    All Individual reservations would have a cancellation policy of 24 hours prior to the arrival date to avoid a no-show/cancellation fee of one night (room and tax).
    The group would normally have a cut-off date by 08/08/2023, which means any guest rooms from the requested 60 rooms block not specifically reserved by the cut off date will be released for resale with no further obligations to hold space.

    Further info will be available at, in the International Grumman Star and here.

    Some tourist information is here.

    • 19 Sep 2024
    • 11:30 AM (EDT)

    Break out your short field talents for a great little airport Hampton Field (7B3) and lunch on the field at The Airfield Cafe

    Meet at 1130 hrs.

    No photo description available.

    AirNav: 7B3 - Hampton Airfield

    (2) Facebook The Airfield Cafe

    Dennis Oparowski

Past Events

8 Apr 2024 Cancelled Region 1 See the Eclipse @ KEFK
22 Mar 2024 National STOL Series Fly-in
2 Mar 2024 Lunch Fly-in to Ponca City, OK
17 Feb 2024 National Wasp WWII Museum
10 Nov 2023 Deep South Texas Fly-in
28 Oct 2023 Region 1 - Come Fly the Hudson River and NYC
19 Oct 2023 Region 1 October Third Thursday
7 Oct 2023 Cancel Due to Weather Region 1 Bring A Lunch Fall Fly-In in New Hampshire
7 Oct 2023 Southern Region Texas Pot Luck Lunch
21 Sep 2023 Region 1 September Third Thursday
16 Sep 2023 Region 3 Fly-In Lunch at Spruce Creek Airport (7FL6)
9 Sep 2023 Cancel due to weather Region 1 Fly-In to (44N) Sky Acres NY and the Hangars Cafe
25 Aug 2023 International Grumman Fly-in
17 Aug 2023 Region 1 Third Thursday Lunch Meetup Jaffrey NH
5 Aug 2023 Region 1 Fly-In to (KEEN) New Hampshire
25 Jul 2023 KOSH Grumman Forum
24 Jul 2023 Grumman Talk by John Sjaardema at OSH
22 Jul 2023 KMCC, Sacramento, CA
20 Jul 2023 Third Thursday Region 1 Lunch @ KPYM Plymouth MA
8 Jul 2023 Region 1 BBQ Fly-In and FAA Preventive Maintenance Seminar at the Hangar @ (KIJD) CT.
5 Jul 2023 Pool Party
15 Jun 2023 Third Thursday Southbridge MA (3B0) @ Josh's Place
10 Jun 2023 Petaluma, O69, Potluck
10 Jun 2023 Region 1 and Martha's Vineyard MA. Fly-In
10 Jun 2023 Region 3 Fly-in Cook out to the Outer Banks / Kill Devil Hills
3 Jun 2023 Stinson Airfield KSSF Lunch Fly-in
25 May 2023 Annual European Fly-in
21 May 2023 Weather delay to Sunday May 21st - Region 1 Fly-In @ the Sky Cafe (N40)
18 May 2023 May 18th Third Thursday Lunch @ KASH and Midfield Cafe
2 May 2023 GOPA 2023, Palm Springs, CA, KUDD
15 Apr 2023 Region 1 Area Fly-In Cape May NJ
11 Feb 2023 CHOWDERFEST Downtown Saratoga NY 5B2 Region 1. This is an open event.
20 Jan 2023 Grummans to Galveston, January 20-23
17 Dec 2022 Region 5 Llano BBQ Run
20 Nov 2022 Cancelled Region 1 Brunch Fly-In (KLBE) Latrobe, PA and DeNunzio's Restaurant
19 Nov 2022 Annual 'Bacon Butty' at Leicestershire Aero Club.
12 Nov 2022 Southeast Region 3 Fly-in
5 Nov 2022 Southeast Region 3 EAA Chapter 1467 Fly-in
22 Oct 2022 Region 1 Meet @ Sky Manor NJ (N40)
22 Oct 2022 Southern Region Fly-in to Mt. Pleasant, TX
15 Oct 2022 Southeast Region 3 Lunch at Barnstormers Grill, Georgia
9 Oct 2022 SEAFOOD BUFFET FLY-IN (Region 1 Area - Close to Region 3 too.)
8 Oct 2022 Region 1 Cookout and Campout Parlin Field NH (2B3) Postponed to October 8th (weather)
25 Sep 2022 Region 1 Fly-In Sunday Brunch @ Denunzio's on the field.
24 Sep 2022 Willows, CA (WLW)
24 Sep 2022 14th Annual Triple Tree Fly-in, SC
24 Sep 2022 Chanute, KS
17 Sep 2022 Lunch Fly-in at KPCW, Port Clinton, OH
16 Sep 2022 Stand on the CANCELLED Corner in Winslow, AZ
10 Sep 2022 The 17th Great Welshpool Fish and Chip Fly-in!
10 Sep 2022 Annual European Fly-in
27 Aug 2022 Sacramento, CA (SAC)
27 Aug 2022 CANCELED / Reschedule TBD Region 1 Fly-In Lunch Buffet, King's Corner on Field @ KFCI Virginia
20 Aug 2022 Region 1 Fly-In Blairstown NJ 1N7
20 Aug 2022 Lunch at The Flying Machine, GA
19 Aug 2022 Grumman and Friends
13 Aug 2022 Region 1 Meet at the Museum (KBDR) Bridgeport CT August 13-14
6 Aug 2022 Fly-in BBQ Lunch, North Battleford, SK
6 Aug 2022 Region 2 Saturday Lunch at Waco Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI (KBTL)
5 Aug 2022 Ruidoso, NM Weekend Fly-in
25 Jul 2022 Maintaining Your Grumman
24 Jul 2022 Cancelled-Region 1 Ad-hoc meet-up and Fly-In KRUT Vermont
23 Jul 2022 Auburn, CA (AUN)
17 Jul 2022 Region 1 Fly-In @ KMVY Martha's Vineyard
16 Jul 2022 Region 1 Fly-In Lunch & Safety Seminar
16 Jul 2022 KJNX Johnston Regional Airport NC
10 Jul 2022 Sunday Lunch in Lansing
9 Jul 2022 Fly-in BBQ, Estevan, SK (Canada)
9 Jul 2022 St. Petersburg, FL, with lunch at the Hangar restaurant
25 Jun 2022 Payson, AZ Breakfast Fly-in
11 Jun 2022 Region 1 Cookout & Fly-In
2 Jun 2022 GOPA Europe, 2022- CANCELLED
28 May 2022 Texas Gulf Coast Regional Fly-in
9 May 2022 GOPA 2022, Fredericksburg, Texas, Regular Pricing
4 Dec 2021 Region 1 Fly In December 4
6 Nov 2021 GOPA Fly-in, Keene, NH (KEEN)
6 Nov 2021 FLY In Saturday, November 6
6 Nov 2021 Fly-in to Gilbert International Airpark SC (SC45)
21 Sep 2021 GOPA 2021 Comedy Night
20 Sep 2021 GOPA 2021, Harrisburg(KCXY), Pennsylvania- Late Registration
3 Sep 2021 Grumman Fly-in, EDKB
10 Jul 2021 Lunch at The Runway Cafe Greenville SC KGMU
19 Jun 2021 Parlin Field (2B3) in Newport, NH
12 Jun 2021 CANCELLED GOPA Lunch Fly-in at The Pik N Pig Restaurant BQ1
28 May 2021 GOPA Oban, Scotland CANCELLED
9 Oct 2020 #&@* the Coronavirus Fly-In Air Camping Trip & Modified Potluck Dinner
3 Oct 2020 Tyler, TX Lunch & Museum Tour
27 Sep 2020 CYQW FALL FLY-IN
26 Sep 2020 Fly-In, Trier Fohren Airport, Germany (EDRT)
12 Sep 2020 Parlin Field (2B3) in Newport, NH
5 Sep 2020 The 15th Annual Great Welshpool Fish and Chip Fly-in
21 Aug 2020 50 Years of The AA5- Bonn-Hangelar, EDKB
18 Apr 2020 Fly-In Lunch at "Sky Lounge Steakhouse & Sushi Bar"
21 Mar 2020 Fly-In Lunch at "Nancy's Airport Cafe"
22 Feb 2020 Fly-In Lunch at "Wings Grill & Espresso Bar"

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