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DeLand Airport Seeks Volunteers for 2nd annual Sport Aviation Showcase
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 9:20AM

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Call to Volunteers Meeting set for September 7, 2017

The DeLand Municipal Airport is seeking volunteers to help with the 2nd annual Sport Aviation Showcase, to be held Thursday through Saturday, November 2-4, 2017 at the airport. Interested volunteers are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, September 7th, at 6 p.m. at the DeLand Airport on the Showcase Field.

The purpose of the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is to provide a one-stop recreational flying shopping center for sport aviation enthusiasts from throughout the United State and abroad. The three-day aviation event will feature aviation exhibitors that will displaying and demonstrating a wide variety of recreational aircraft, including fixed-wing airplanes, ultralights, amphibians, rotorcraft and gyrocopters, powered parachutes and powered paragliders, and trikes. Demonstration flights will take place all day, every day. Exhibitors will also feature avionics, engines, flight schools, pilot gear and all the related paraphernalia. Other activities will include educational forums, hands-on EAA workshops, keynote speakers, live music, food concessions, underwing camping and more!

Sport Aviation Administrator Jana Filip estimates approximately 150 volunteers will be needed to coordinate and carry out the 2nd annual Showcase. All volunteers will receive a three-day event pass, including preferred parking, a t-shirt to wear while working the event, and a choice of a cap or visor. Volunteer shifts are scheduled in half day increments, and volunteers are encouraged to enjoy the show the remainder of the day. Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet aviation exhibitors and enthusiasts from all over the world!

Volunteers will assist in every aspect of the show: admissions, media center, exhibitor check in and support, car parking, aircraft parking, under-wing camping, set up, tear down, first aid, information booth, souvenir sales and more! Set up day for the event will be Wednesday, November 1st, with the three-day event to follow November 2nd – 4th. Show hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.

There is a "Call to Volunteers" meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 7th at 6:00pm. This is an informational meeting and will take place right on the Showcase Field at the DeLand Municipal Airport. Come out and join us! The show organizers will be on hand to give a brief preview of the 2nd annual DeLand Showcase and will introduce the Team Leaders. Information will be available with regard to the duties of each volunteer task needed during Showcase 2017.

Join the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase team on September 7th to learn more about volunteer opportunities! The GPS address for the Call to Volunteers Meeting is 2025 Industrial Drive, DeLand Municipal Airport, DeLand, FL 32724. At the meeting event organizers will go over all aspects of volunteering for Showcase 2017.

Should you wish to utilize the online registration now, descriptions of volunteer tasks and online registration is available on the Showcase website at www.sportaviationshowcase.com. Volunteers are asked to select their area of interest as well as the shifts they wish to work. Some volunteer positions may also include pre-show or post-show shifts, and all the details are on the website.

Questions? Call (386) 337-4826 or email filipj@deland.org. Complete details about the event can be found on the Showcase’s website: www.sportaviationshowcase.com.

 


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