Green Bay, WI – As many as sixty Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprops and their owners and operators are gathering for their biennial Fly-in. This year, the Jet Air FBO in Green Bay will host the three-day event beginning July 26. The event serves as a tribute to general aviation and the MU-2, a light, twin-engine turboprop aircraft rated the safest in its class and has once again taken first place in the Aviation International News’ product support survey. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries continues to support the MU-2, which has been out of production since 1986. There are approximately 300 MU-2 still in operation worldwide.
Speakers such as Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) will discuss the latest trends affecting aviation nationwide. Other presentations will discuss engine overhaul, navigation, and maintenance of MU-2s.
“The presence of such a diverse group of aviators from all parts of the U.S., Congressman Ribble from the General Aviation SubCommittee and other guests promise to make a very interesting and fun event,” commented Joe Megna, Jet Air Group FBO.
Attendees will experience the culture and cuisine of Wisconsin including a trip to Door County and tasting brats with all the fixings. They also have the opportunity for to visit the nearby Green Bay Packers stadium, golf, fish and enjoy local attractions.
The MU-2 biennial Fly-in precedes AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, an event that according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette draws as many as 500,000 attendees and provides $110 million in revenue for the local economy. Celebrities are expected to attend the festivities, too, including the band Chicago who will perform after the air show on July 29.
"Flight of the Concordes" remembered fondly, celebrated at fly-in.