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All "Hands-On" at DeLand Showcase 2017
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:10AM

EAA Workshops offered on-site, sponsored by Aircraft Spruce


If you love flying for fun, don’t miss the second annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase on November 2-4, 2017, at the DeLand (Florida) Municipal Airport (KDED).  It’s the best sport aviation event for getting up close and personal with manufacturers and distributors of all things sport aviation. 

The DeLand Showcase is the perfect place for sport aviation pilots and would-be pilots to shop and compare everything from aircraft to engines to avionics to flight schools, and to take those important demonstration flights.

Interactive Opportunities for All

The focus for the 2017 Showcase is to get the visitors involved.  There are workshops for builders to learn new skills as well as educational and informational forums.  New to Showcase, the EAA Workshops will conduct composite and sheet metal sessions, sponsored by Aircraft Spruce, offering great hands-on experience.  Showcase flights are conducted at noon each day so buyers can observe the flying characteristics of a wide variety of aircraft.    

Exhibits will be open from 9a – 5p daily.  On-site food and beverage concessions will be centrally located near the Show Center Tent, featuring live music by the Flying Musicians Association, along with interviews and presentations daily throughout the show.

This year’s Indoor Exhibitors Tent will feature an enhanced Exhibitor Presentation Stage, manned each day by recognized aviation radio hosts.  There will be ongoing product presentations along with interactive games and product giveaways. 

Online admissions for attendees is “live” on the Showcase website, with special discounts for early purchases and EAA/AOPA members.  Group discounts are also offered.  Learn more at

Underwing Camping will be available on the Showcase infield and will be hosted by the Recreational Aviation Foundation.  Underwing campers for Showcase 2017 will be able to register online soon. 

DeLand wins “America’s Main Street” Award!

Not only is the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase a delightful experience, the City of DeLand is a delight as well!

Recently crowned “America's Main Street”, MainStreet DeLand was one of 242 main streets in 48 states competing for the title before the judges selected MainStreet DeLand as the winner.  A restored historic area brimming with interesting shops and eateries, DeLand sits adjacent to Stetson University, Florida’s oldest private college.

In addition, the beautiful beaches of Daytona Beach are 20 miles to the east, and the multiplex of Disney World theme parks is less than an hour to the south, making the DeLand area a great family place.  Learn more about the DeLand area at

Get the latest info about Showcase 2017 by signing up for the event’s newsletter on the Showcase Homepage; visit and click on the “Join Our Newsletter” button…or “like” DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you at Showcase 2017!


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Discussing future show plans while at EAA’s AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this week were Midwest LSA Expo Founder and Director Chris Collins, General Aviation News Publisher Ben Sclair, and DeLand’s Sport Aviation Administrator Jana Filip. The Midwest LSA Expo will take place September 7 – 9, 2017 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase will be held November 2-4, 2017. Both shows are anticipating a full field of exhibitors, forums, and workshops.

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