Privately Owned Homebuilts a Highlight at Showcase 2016

Published: September 27th, 2016

f 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 more

DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Welcomes Charlie Becker as Keynote Speaker

Published: September 23rd, 2016


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

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! more

Calling Forum Presenters!

Published: August 24th, 2016

Individuals or groups interested in presenting forums at the 1st annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase may now submit their requests online at

A limited number of educational forum opportunities are available, so first consideration will be given to those individuals/groups presenting forums that offer WINGS or AMT Credit for attendees.

The deadline for submitting forum applications is September 15. Each Forum will be up to one hour in length, with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A.

Make your application now for first consideration!

Rapid Systems Helps Sponsor Showcase 2016

Published: August 24th, 2016


Rapid Systems of Tampa, Florida, is proud to support the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase as a sponsor of the 1st annual Showcase

Rapid Systems will supply WiFi throughout the Showcase field, making it easy for exhibitors and attendees to access information on their smartphones, tablets, and computers … and making it easy for them to conduct business more

A Great Oshkosh for the DeLand Showcase

Published: August 5th, 2016


85% of Exhibit Space Committed!

DeLand Sport Aviation Administrator Jana Filip had a very successful week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. By the end of her visit, 85% of the 98 exhibit spaces available for the 2016 Showcase had been spoken for, creating a great lineup of exhibitors for the first annual event. Do you have your exhibit space? Exhibitor registration is still open.... read more

Village/Showcase Intro'd at EAA AirVenture 2016

Published: July 29th, 2016

DeLand Sport Aviation Administrator Jana Filip introduced the DeLand Sport Aviation Village and Showcase to the media at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. Her presentation is posted here for those interested in learning more about the Village and Showcase.... read more

DeLand Showcase Welcomes Passero Associates

Published: July 19th, 2016

DeLand Municipal Airport and the 2016 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase are pleased to welcome Passero Associates as a corporate partner supporting the event.

Passero Associates provides planning, engineering, architectural design, sustainability, surveying, program management and construction administration services in the Southeast, Northeast, and Midwestern United States.

Founded in 1972, and with a staff of more than 90 professionals... read more

DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Selects Swift Fuels as its Exclusive Unleaded Avgas Partner

Published: July 13th, 2016


Swift Fuels, LLC is partnering with DeLand Municipal Airport and will be the sole supplier of unleaded avgas to power aircraft at the 2016 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase on November 3-5, 2016.

Swift Fuels’ unleaded 94 MON avgas (UL94) is now available nationwide. It is suitable for lower-octane demand aircraft and engines, which represent up to 65 percent of the U.S. piston fleet. It requires no hardware modifications to the aircraft; that is, it is “drop-in ready.” Chris D’Acosta, CEO of Swift Fuels, said, “We are very excited to support the DeLand Municipal Airport and the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase with our unleaded avgas – because it is uniquely tailored for all lower-octane aircraft. Pilots from California to New York and from Michigan to Florida have expressed their favorable enthusiasm for Swift’s efforts after flying our UL94 fuel... read more