Great video coverage of the First Annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase

Published: November 13th, 2016

Great Press for Showcase 2016!

Published: November 10th, 2016

Several members of aviation’s media attended Showcase 2016, and their stories are now being published on various news sites. Here are links to some of those stories that give a variety of perspectives about Showcase 2016. We invite you to visit these sites for more news:

– DeLand Showcase 2016 a Success in Inaugural Event by Dan Johnson on http://www.bydanjohnson.com/Sidebar.cfm?Article_ID=2142.

– DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Shows Promise by Alton Marsh on https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/november/07/deland-sport-aviation-showcase-shows-promise

– DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Opens, by Paul Bertorelli on http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Deland-Sport-Aviation-Showcase-Opens-227270-1.html

– DeLand Sport Aviation Expo Has a Respectable First Outing by Jim Campbell et al, http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=e9e3a4bf-c589-4a8e-a988-d9c78edcc5af.

The 1st annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is in the history books...

Published: November 10th, 2016

The 1st annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is in the history books…, and the first chapter is a great success story! Now it’s time to start thinking about chapter two – the 2017 Sport Aviation Showcase – set for Nov. 2-4, 2017.

Accolades continue to pour in for the layout and organization of the event, with many exhibitors, vendors, and visitors commenting that it was the most organized first-ever event they’ve experienced… “It was organized as well as many shows that have been running three years or more,” said one attendee. Paul Mather, owner of M-Squared Aircraft, was impressed with the quality and quantity of exhibitors. “100 exhibitors in the first year is impressive; and these are quality companies that are participating.”

One volunteer commented that it’s amazing how well this event came together, “To think this event just started coming together six months ago and was this organized and successful is amazing. Obviously, this wasn’t the organizers’ first rodeo.”...read more

Welcome to Showcase 2016!

Published: November 4th, 2016

Where the fun never ends

Walking onto the Showcase field this morning about 8 a.m., we were greeted with the sight of three powered paragliders having a great time plying the morning sky. Several folks were watching in envy, myself included; it looked like they were having a lot of fun!

And, having fun … and finding the right aircraft for your dreams … is what the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is all about. Visitors coming from this week’s NBAA Convention in Orlando were enjoying seeing the “other side of aviation.” “It’s good to see the sky and people having fun in the sky” was a sentiment shared by many of them...read more

Welcome to Showcase 2016!

Published: November 3rd, 2016

What’s the best way to open a new sport aviation show? With a sport aviation flyover, of course!

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During this morning’s opening ceremony for the 1st annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, two waves of aircraft from the nearby Spruce Creek Fly-In community did a fly-by, including: four SX-300s flown by Keith Phillips, John Wilson, Jim Hoyt, and Jim Vitale; a Questair Venture flown by Tony Crawford, and a Harmon Rocket flown by Medford Bragg. ...read more

Ready, Set Go … 1st Annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Takes Off Tomorrow

Published: November 2nd, 2016

Youth offered complimentary admission on Saturday, November 5

It’s show time for the 1st annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, being held this Thursday through Saturday, November 3-5, 2016, on the DeLand Municipal Airport, and the weather forecast is looking great! Gates will open at 8 a.m. daily, with exhibits opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m 100 Exhibitors of All Things Sport Aviation...read more

Swift Fuels – UL94 Refueling Plan 2016 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase

Published: October 24th, 2016

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As a Premium Sponsor and Exclusive Provider of Unleaded UL94 avgas for the 2016 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, Swift Fuels has released tthis information about its participation at the 2016 Showcase, Nov. 3-5, 2016:

- Swift Fuels will be selling its Unleaded UL94 Avgas with full service refueling onsite Nov. 3-5, 2016 for $3.95 per gallon
- Contact Swift Fuels during the event for all your UL94 refueling needs at:
- Radio Frequency 122.950
- Call (844) FLY-UL94 or (844) 359-8594
- Swift Fuels will also be passing out fuel info/order cards with all of its contact details throughout the event; Swift will NOT be selling 100LL
- Stop by Swift Fuels' Showcase Booth #31 to learn more about its current and future avgas products and how they benefit the aviation industry and environment.
- Swift Fuels will present in Showcase Forum #1 on Thursday Nov. 3 at 2pm
- Swift Fuels will present in Showcase Forum #1 on Saturday Nov. 5 at 2pm

Swift Fuels’ Unleaded 94 MON avgas (UL94) is the only unleaded aviation gasoline commercially produced in the US...read more

Kitfox Aircraft Partners with Showcase 2016!

Published: October 22nd, 2016

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The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is pleased to welcome Kitfox Aircraft, of Homedale, Idaho, as a Partner for the 2016 Showcase.

For more than 32 years, Kitfox Aircraft has maintained its leadership in the experimental aircraft marketplace. Delivering easy-to-build kits that provide hours of flying fun and impeccable safety at a price the average individual can afford, Kitfox is a leader in the traditional tube-and-fabric, high-wing aircraft arena...read more

New DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Set to take Center Stage in Early November

Published: October 19th, 2016

Youth offered complimentary admission on Saturday, November 5

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The DeLand Municipal Airport is a beehive of activity as final preparations are in full swing for the 1st annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, to be held Thursday through Saturday, November 3-5, 2016, at the airport. Gates will open at 8 a.m. daily, with exhibits opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m. The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is a unique event for this community that you won’t want to miss!

Nearly 100 aviation companies from throughout the United States, Europe, and South America have registered to exhibit at the Showcase, the only event in the southeastern United States designed to expressly serve the sport aviation community. The Showcase will welcome aviation professionals and enthusiasts from throughout the world...read more

Showcase 2016 Welcomes SPAR USA as a Partner!

Published: October 16th, 2016

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The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is pleased to welcome the Sport Pylon Air Race (SPAR) group as a Partner for Showcase 2016!

Doc Bailey, the organizer of the Sport Pylon Air Races, said the races are being developed to promote light-sport aircraft (LSA). “Just as the NASCAR circuit showcases the qualities of auto racers, SPAR is designed to showcase the capabilities of LSA. All of the aircraft participating will meet LSA requirements – 120-knot top speed, 48-knot stall speed, and weights – but these racers will be the LSA built for performance"...read more

The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase thanks Kitplanes magazine for its support of the 1st annual Showcase!

Published: October 14th, 2016

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The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase thanks Kitplanes magazine for its support of the 1st annual Showcase! Check out the Showcase ads in the October, November, and December issues of Kitplanes!

If you fly a homebuilt aircraft, are currently building an aircraft, or are a homebuilding enthusiast, you’ll be interested in Kitplanes’ e-newsletter, “Homebuilder’s Portal.” Kitplanes will now be offering its “Homebuilder’s Portal” on a weekly basis to provide the latest news and information to its readers on a more timely basis. In announcing the switch to publishing the e-newsletter on a weekly rather than monthly basis, Kitplanes wrote, “We have come to realize that month-old news isn’t really news any more. So, to provide more timely information, we are changing our format a bit starting with this issue. We will provide the same content as before, but it will come to you in shorter, weekly issues of the Portal...read more

Little Shows Offer Big Opportunities

Published: October 14th, 2016

In his latest column in the GA News’ daily e-newsletter, “The Pulse of Aviation,” Dan Johnson makes the observation that little shows like the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase offer great opportunities for those seriously shopping for an aircraft or aviation accessories. (See the October 4, 2016 issue of “The Pulse.”)

Comparing and contrasting little shows to mega shows like EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Dan wrote: “The small shows can easily compete with the big guys in the trade show arena because they are sector focused. That phrase identifies the appeal, perhaps, because at such small venue events, you may see all of what one segment of aviation has to offer but without the aerobatic ballet or the vast throngs of people...read more

One Month and Counting!

Published: October 10th, 2016

DeLand Municipal Airport is a beehive of activity as preparations are in full swing for the 1st annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, to be held Thursday through Saturday, November 3-5, 2016.

Airport Manager John Eiff and Showcase Field Manager Gary Filip are finalizing site preparations while Sport Aviation Administrator Jana Filip manages the myriad of details necessary to ensure a safe and successful event. Jana said, “We’re extremely busy, but we’re having a great time preparing the site for our exhibitors and visitors. We’re finalizing exhibitor locations, forum presenters, food concessionaires and more as we count down to our opening on November 3. It’s a very exciting time!” Gates will open at 8 a.m. daily, with Exhibits opening at 9 a.m...read more

JMB Aircraft Partners with Showcase 2016

Published: October 5th, 2016

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The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is pleased to welcome JMB Aircraft, manufacturers of the VL-3 Evolution, as a Partner to the 1st annual Showcase.

With more than 25 years of experience in the flying business, JMB Aircraft redefines experimental aircraft with its VL-3 Evolution. Its Belgian owners, Jean-Marie and Jean-Baptiste Guisset, acquired the design from Vanessa Air and have applied the highest quality standards in both development and production of the aircraft through the use of certified parts and top-quality carbon fiber/composite materials...read more

The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is pleased to welcome GlobalAir.com, as a Media Partner.

Published: October 2nd, 2016

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The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is pleased to welcome GlobalAir.com, as a Media Partner and thanks them for their support of the first annual Showcase.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, GlobalAir.com is one of the longest continuously running online aircraft listing services in the industry and one of the longest running aviation websites overall. Since GlobalAir.com was launched in 1995, the online service has connected thousands of aircraft buyers with sellers and empowered more than 180,000 users with the ability to make educated purchasing decisions...read more

DeLand Showcase Welcomes AeroJones America and Americana Aviation as Partners!

Published: October 2nd, 2016

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The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is delighted to welcome AeroJones America and Americana Aviation as Partners for the 2016 Showcase.

AeroJones recently acquired the design, manufacturing, and sales rights to the Flight Design CT/CTLS product line and the four-place C4. AeroJones, of Xiamen, China, will manufacture the Flight Design models at its Mainland China facility, shipping the aircraft to the U.S. for preparation and delivery...read more

Privately Owned Homebuilts a Highlight at Showcase 2016

Published: September 27th, 2016

If you’re a homebuilt aircraft owner, builder, or enthusiast, you won’t want to miss the 1st annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, set for November 3-5, 2016, at the DeLand (Florida) Municipal Airport … where homebuilts will share center stage with some of the finest manufacturers of recreational aircraft from around the country and world.

Nearly 100 exhibitors from as far away as Maine to Washington State and the Czech Republic to Brazil have confirmed their participation in Showcase 2016. They will be displaying and demonstrating a wide variety of recreational aircraft, including fixed-wing airplanes and ultralights, gyroplanes, powered parachutes, powered paragliders, and trikes…and their associated equipment...read more

DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Welcomes Charlie Becker as Keynote Speaker

Published: September 23rd, 2016

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The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is delighted to welcome Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of Chapters, Communities & Homebuilt Community Manager, as a Keynote Speaker for the 1st annual Showcase. He will present at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, in the Show Center Tent. The 1st annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase will be held November 3-5, 2016, at the DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED).

Charlie has been a leader in the EAA homebuilding community for more than 15 years. He’s built a Sonex homebuilt, is now constructing a Super Cub clone and an EMG-6 glider, while currently flying a homebuilt CUBy. His keynote address will focus on “hot topics” in the homebuilding community, including EAA’s advocacy efforts on the proposed new experimental aircraft operating limitations, ADS-B options for homebuilders, and more...read more

Blog Post Highlights Showcase

Published: September 15th, 2016

Thanks to Corvair aficionado William Wynne for a great post on his blog this week highlighting the 1st annual Showcase. We invite you to read his thoughts … and, yes, DeLand’s Showcase and Village will be homebuilders’ delight!...read more