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Fall Fly-in 2020 Date Announced

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GROTON, CT, August 31st, 2020 – The Columbia® group of aviation companies today announced that its Fall 2020 Fly-In will be held on Saturday October 24th, 2020 from 10AM-2PM on the Columbia Aircraft Sales ramp at Groton-New London Airport, CT (KGON). Aviation enthusiasts, pilots and aircraft owners are invited to attend. The event will feature the latest in new Daher TBM and Columbia Select Pre-Owned TBM aircraft. The event is also a celebration of Columbia’s 40th year in business and commemorative T-shirts and discounted 100LL or Jet-A fuel will be available to aircraft which fly in, in addition to door prizes for best aircraft, longest distance flown to attend, and other categories.

On display will be Daher’s newest TBM 940 featuring the revolutionary HomeSafe™ emergency autoland technology. In the event of pilot incapacitation, HomeSafe will assume control and fly the aircraft and its occupants to a safe landing. The system can either be activated manually by an easily recognizable orange button on the top of the cockpit instrument panel, or automatically engages if an unresponsive pilot triggers the TBM’s eCopilot emergency descent mode. These new automated safety systems, which also include autothrottle and auto-ice protection, make the TBM the safest and most capable family aircraft built to date.

Social distancing guidelines, mask usage and common-sense safety protocols will be in effect during the event in accordance with state guidance. Pilots planning to fly in from another state are currently not required to quarantine provided their stay in CT does not exceed 24 hours. Regular updates will be sent out by Columbia and current guidelines can be checked at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Travel.

This will be a great opportunity to go flying, see the Connecticut coastline and foliage during a beautiful time of year, and safely socialize with other aviators, so save the date! In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held the next day, Sunday the 25th . For more information visit https://www.columbiaaironline.com or email tbmsales@columbiaaircraftsales.com

About the Columbia® Group of Aviation Companies
The Columbia® group of aviation companies (https://www.columbiaaironline.com) is an alliance of several affiliated, stand-alone, “Columbia®” branded aviation businesses, under common ownership and management. The Columbia® group includes Columbia® Aircraft Sales, Inc., Columbia® Air Services, Inc., and Columbia® Fuel Services, Inc., each located at the Groton-New London Airport in Groton CT (KGON); Columbia® Air Services-BHB, LLC located at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton, ME (KBHB); and Columbia® Air Services-RUT, LLC, located at the Southern Vermont Rutland Regional Airport in North Clarendon, VT (KRUT).Together, the Columbia® group provides a full range of FBO services, specializing in the sales, service and management of jet, turboprop, and piston-powered aircraft. Columbia® Aircraft Sales, Inc., is an exclusive authorized sales agent for Daher TBM series turboprop aircraft.