The top three participants with the most grass strip check-ins will each win an easy-to-operate handheld PJ2 Com Radio provided by Sporty’s Pilot Shop, valued at $199 each. The robust backup radio has twin aviation headset plugs and can be powered either by internal AA batteries or an external USB-C plug and battery pack.
If you don’t already have a few grass landing strips in mind, look for some nearby or plan a weekend camping getaway at one by using the AOPA Airports and Destinations Directory. You can filter search results for grass runways, camping, and outdoor activities, for example. Also use the directory and iFlightPlanner for AOPA to check on fuel prices, which are now updated daily—rather than weekly.
To get an aviation fix before or after you fly, listen to the AOPA Hangar Talk podcast and learn about other aviators while getting up to speed on the latest aviation news and special events. Enter the code HangarTalk21 in the AOPA Pilot Passport’s affiliate code redemption field in the AOPA app for a special badge to help the podcast celebrate its 1 millionth download. Look for the new badge on your points and badges page.
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.