Photos: AOPA Fly-In Prescott 2016

Great weather and aviation events draw record crowds for AOPA's final fly-in of the year.

AOPA's final Fly-In for the year in Prescott, Arizona, became a huge success. Five hundred sixty-five aircraft flew in for the event, and a record number of attendees, right around 6,300, walked the flight line to attend seminars on a variety of topics, visit exhibitors and watch a miniature airshow featuring Melissa Andrzejewski, Skip Stewart and Bill Stein.

Here's a taste of what the event looked like.

AOPA Prescott Fly-In
The north ramp on the west side of Runway 21L was packed by Friday evening.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
The weather conditions on Saturday could not have been better, with mild temperatures, light winds and a few puffy clouds providing occasional relief from the sun.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
Quite a few pilots took the opportunity to camp under the wings of their airplanes at a grassy area adjacent to the show.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
While it's hard to camp under a low-wing airplane, they make good fly-in airplanes anyway.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
The main hangar was consistently filled with aviation enthusiasts. Here, Tom Haines, editor-in-chief of AOPA Pilot, welcomes the crowd on Saturday morning.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
This beautiful polished Lockheed Electra was parked at the pilots entrance to the show.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
Kids were allowed to paint an airplane on display by Safelaunch.org, which uses aviation and art to prevent drug addiction in teens.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
The volunteers helping out at the fly-in did a terrific job in keeping the event safe.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
Airplanes ranging in size from this small homebuilt to the regional airliner in the background were a part of the event.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
The exhibit hangar was consistently filled with people.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
AOPA's Rusty Pilot seminar was, once again, a great success, with a large hangar filled with non-current pilots ready to get back in the cockpit.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
Ernest A. Love Field's Runway 12-30 was closed to provide additional airplane parking.Pia Bergqvist
AOPA Prescott Fly-In
AOPA will continue its regional Fly-In concept with shows around the country in 2017.Pia Bergqvist