Mon, Sep 15, 2003
Getting There Is Half The Fun, Right?
Pilots planning to fly
in to this year's AOPA Expo 2003 in Philadelphia (PA) October
30-November 1 can begin at least some of the flight planning now.
Arrival procedures for both Philadelphia International Airport
(PHL) and Philadelphia Northeast Airport (PNE) are now posted on
the AOPA Expo 2003 Web page.
Atlantic is the FBO at both airports. Its general aviation ramp
at PHL is one of the largest on the East Coast and will play host
to Expo's static display of some 60 aircraft.
Pilots are urged to
arrive at PNE, since aircraft parking at PHL will be limited to the
first few hundred arrivals. AOPA will provide ground transportation
from both airports to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Pilots
who decide to land at one of the many other GA airports in the
Philadelphia area will be responsible for their own tiedown and
ground transportation arrangements.
Pilots wishing to avoid delays are advised to arrive VFR if
weather conditions permit. In Philadelphia's busy Class B airspace,
the FAA plans to use a Special Traffic Management Program (STMP),
requiring IFR traffic to reserve a "slot." Due to the limited
number of slots, IFR pilots should expect significant delays. Also,
"pop-up" and air-filed IFR clearances will not be accepted within
200 miles of Philadelphia International Airport.
"AOPA Expo and the thousands of pilots who fly in for it always
present a challenge to local air traffic controllers," said AOPA
President Phil Boyer. "But every year the controllers rise to that
challenge. They work closely with us to develop procedures that
make everyone's lives — theirs and ours — a little
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