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Discover DeLand, Florida, and Experience Flying for FUN!

Chart your course for the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase.

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 art venues, unique stores, international cuisine, night life and live entertainment. Plus, the weather in late January is perfect for a family 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, interactive workshops, educational forums, keynote speakers, Showcase Flights,  STOL demonstrations, food concessions, live music, underwing camping, pre-owned aircraft sales, 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 the Fun Side of Flying! 

 

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WHAT PEOPLE HAD TO SAY
"The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is a well-organized event that is a must-attend event for our company. It’s focus on sport and recreational aviation is key in order for us to get the attendees truly interested in our light sport aircraft as well as our avionics geared towards the light sport and experimental markets. The event is not overwhelming, which allows attendees to shop and compare all the different exhibiting companies in one simple to navigate place. This in turn allows us to give our full attention to each individual booth visitor, give demo flights and really showcase our airplanes and avionics to our target audience. DSAS has always brought sales either during or after the event. We look forward to the next event!"
- Daniela Knoll, Distributor of BushCat and Kanardia Avionics | AeroSport, LLC USA
"This place is awesomely organized. It's obvious that the management of it know what they are doing. The layout is great. The size of the crowd is good for visitors because they can get quality time with exhibitors. Also, the flying sessions are well organized and there's lots of demo time, which is important for aircraft sellers."
- Sebastien Heintz, President | Zenith Aircraft Company
"This showcase is one of the best experiences our company had to bring our business to the USA. It drags, both genuine leads (not just curious passers-by) and renowned industry experts into the same spot. The efficient organization staff has been diligent in improving the show providing comfort, sophisticated infra-structure, and new features every year. The outcome for our company have been what really matters at the end: GOOD SALES."
- Shalom Confessor, Executive Director | SEAMAX AIRCRAFT
"Since WingBug was unveiled at the first showcase, we have been very pleased with the response and our sales have grown every year since. Not only did we sell at our great booth location, but several pilots bought WingBugs as a result of the forum I presented. We are looking forward to 2020! P.S. - Our team and several attendees I spoke with were complimentary of the continual improvement of food vendors and the nice clean restrooms. Keep it up."
- Bryan Tittle, VP of Business Development | WingBug
"It is a pleasure to come to DeLand to assist with Showcase each year. Our team of volunteers has grown a bit like a family and we are so happy to see each other again each and every year. As a pilot, when I first looked for a sport airplane I chose a show dedicated to that purpose, DSAS is that kind of show."
- Hollis Babb, Team Leader Field Crew | Volunteer
"The organization of this show is great, the food is good, and we love that dogs are allowed to attend! That makes a lot of people happy. We have had a couple of very serious prospects, and that makes it all worthwhile for us."
- Amy Saunders, Pilot | Evolution Trikes
"If the exponential growth of the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase each year were any indication, to say the event is taking off would be an understatement."
- Keith Norden, President and CEO | Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation
"As the Deland Municipal Airport is the home base for the design, manufacturing, and flight training for the Aero Adventure Aventura Amphibious aircraft, we are proud participants in the showcase. Once again the 2019 showcase did not disappoint. Can't wait to see everyone in 2020 with our latest product offerings. Thanks for all your hard work."
- Alex Rolinski, CEO | Aero Adventure
"At the bigger shows we talk to a few hundred people a day in our booth and get 5-10 solid leads. At the DeLand Showcase we talk to 40-50 people a day, and still get 5-10 leads, PLUS we sell aircraft!"
- Dennis Carley, Owner | Aerolite 103 and Magnum Parachutes/U-FLY-IT
"I have been a vendor at aviatioin shows both big and small for over 38 years. I have now been a part of the DeLand Showcase since its' inception and have watched it grow and improve each year. DSAS has the BEST volunteers around. Showcase is both productive and fun."
- Michael Feldbauer, Director of Dealer Relations | Aloft Technologies
DELAND SPORT AVIATION VILLAGE

The DeLand Sport Aviation Village is a premier location for recreational aircraft manufacturers, dealers and owners with support for homebuilts, experimentals, and light 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 communities.  Phase 1A  of the Sport Aviation Village is complete and applications are being accepted for the Ground Leases.  New tenants should begin building hangars soon.   The infrastructure of Phase 1B is also complete and offers an additional 3 lots available for ground lease.  30 T-Hangars are in the design phase to be built in Phase 1B, target is 2021.  

 

 

2019 EXHIBITORS