When the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association holds its annual convention, a significant number of the 10,000 or so attendees don't worry about airfare, lines at security, or sitting in the middle seat. That's because they fly their own planes to the meeting. For this year's meeting at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, some 2,000 attendees are expected to arrive via their own aircraft, says Scott Phelps, president, Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau. To ...

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