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Florida ‘fly-in, drive-in’ canceled

The news dashed the hopes of Sunshine State aviators ready to emerge from the winter doldrums. “We’ve watched the news, seen the infection rate keep up at a breathtaking pace, and we have seen the vaccination rate struggle along slowly,” an email from organizer Jana Filip said

Originally, Central Florida pilots and aviation enthusiasts were invited to visit Seamax Aircraft, Pipistrel, and other manufacturers’ ramp displays; test drive a Tesla electric automobile; and participate in a pancake breakfast sponsored by the local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter.

The latest setback comes several months after the postponement until November 2021 of the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase.

We hate it as much as you do, but please know that your safety is our number one concern… and so we wait for better times,” the email continued. “We hope to see you all November 11-13th, 2021 … if not sooner.”

David Tulis

David Tulis

Associate Editor Web/ePilot

AOPA Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a private pilot with single-engine land and sea ratings and a tailwheel endorsement. He is also a certificated remote pilot and co-host of the award-winning AOPA Hangar Talk podcast. David enjoys vintage aircraft and photography.

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