3rd Annual Goodspeed Fly-In

JUNE 23-25, 2023

Next summer, Young Pilots USA will again host its annual fly-in event with the 3rd Annual Goodspeed Fly-In. Located at Goodspeed Airport (42B) in East Haddam, CT, the 2021 and 2022 events were days full of flying fun right on the Connecticut River, and the third edition will mark an expansion of the Fly-In.

About the Airport

A privately-owned, public-use airport, Goodspeed is the perfect location to host our event. Featuring a 2,100' asphalt runway and certified 4,500' water runway, it's shaping up to become a haven for the aviation community under new ownership by friends of our organization. Pilots flying in should refer to the VFR sectional and chart supplement to learn more, and contact Young Pilots USA for further questions. By spring 2023, Young Pilots USA, in collaboration with Goodspeed Airport, will issue an unofficial notice regarding the airport arrangements for the event itself.

Event Details

The 3rd Annual Goodspeed Fly-In, scheduled for June 2023, will provide lots of community for young people in aviation and other entertainment. We are working on making sure that all of our logistical needs for 2023 are met well in advance, so that a conventional fly-in and open house environment can return, following a 2022 event with a narrower scope due to logistical difficulties.

Admission & Rates

The Goodspeed Fly-In has been a totally free event in the past, from admission to parking (for both cars and aircraft) to camping. As we mark a further expansion of the event, stay tuned to see if this changes. We are currently evaluating the financial situation of the event, in the hopes of retaining this aspect. However, there is a strong chance that we will have to charge a minimal admission fee in order to make our new model work.

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Goodspeed Airport (42B), East Haddam, CT

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The Young Pilots USA Piper Cub flying over Goodspeed on a quiet April afternoon in 2021.



1st Annual Goodspeed Fly-In: by the Numbers