The DeLand Showcase is an annual, three-day event focused entirely on recreational flying and sport aviation.The Showcase is held at the DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED) in the town of DeLand, known as "The Athens of Florida" for its rich, creative culture featuring arts venues, unique stores, international cuisine, night life and live entertainment. Plus, the weather in early November is perfect for a fun Florida weekend.
More than one hundred exhibitors will be featuring all kinds of sport aircraft, ultralights, trikes, rotorcraft, powered parachutes and paragliders, engines, avionics, pilot gear and flight schools.
Enjoy demo flights, instructional workshops by the Experimental Aircraft Association, educational forums, keynote speakers, food concessions, live music, underwing camping and more! Bring the whole family and buy a little plane!
The Showcase welcomes all aviation enthusiasts, of all ages—especially those just becoming interested in Affordable Flying for FUN!
The DeLand Sport Aviation Village will be a premier location for recreational aircraft manufacturers, dealers and owners with support for homebuilts and light-sport aircraft.
Already a major commerce center for the parachute industry and home to some of the world’s largest producers of sport parachutes, DeLand Municipal Airport will create a similar center for recreational aircraft manufacturers, dealers, and owners. Phase One construction of the Sport Aviation Village began with a groundbreaking ceremony just prior to the 2017 Showcase. Ground clearing is underway and the infrastructure bid has been awarded. Future occupants will begin building hangars this spring.