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2023 SouthWings Fly-In

April 18, 2023
April 20, 2023
Hendersonville, NC
SouthWings is hosting its annual Volunteer Pilot Appreciation Fly-In April 18-20, 2023 at the Kanuga Inn in Hendersonville, NC. You're invited!
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Join us at our first Fly-In in FOUR years!

We're so excited to be able to gather safely again and can't wait to get to know our new friends and reconnect with our old ones. You can expect a program update from SouthWings staff, a pilot roundtable session and a talk from one of our flight partners. And of course, there will be plenty of time to tell stories around the fire and relax in some super comfortable rocking chairs!

We are very excited to announce that our speaker will be Jeffrey Hunter, senior program manager with National Parks Conservation Association!

Jeff works in Asheville, NC on issues related to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Currently, Jeff is the facilitator of the Safe Passage: I-40 Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Crossing Project, for which SouthWings Volunteer Pilots have conducted many flights.

Jeff Hunter
I-40's Double Tunnel in Haywood County. Photo taken by Paul Noah (NCPA) on a 2019 flight with SouthWings VP Peter Stauble in support of the Safe Passage Project.

Book your rooms with this registration link before March 17, 2023 to enjoy discounted room rates. Limited funds are available for those needing financial assistance. Please contact Chelsea Easter at by December 1, 2022 to request a scholarship application.

Kanuga Inn
Kanuga Lake

Do you have a particular session you would like to see at the Fly-In? Make your suggestions HERE.

If you have COVID or accessibility concerns that would prevent you from fully participating in this Fly-In, please let us know HERE and we will do our best to find a remedy.

Lots more details will be forthcoming, but if you have any questions in the meantime, don't hesitate to reach out!

Hope to see you there!

THANK YOU to our 2023 Fly-In Sponsors:

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Counter Culture Coffee

Sporty's Pilot Shop
Mast General Store

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company
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