KITPLANES®, "Your Homebuilt Aircraft Authority," has joined the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase as the primary media sponsor of the event.
Already recognized as the leading publication in the field of experimental aviation, KITPLANES® will help promote the Showcase to their 120,000+ monthly readers and will also cover the industry news at it happens at the Showcase in November.
The Editor and Chief of KITPLANES®, Paul Dye, will also be the keynote speaker to kick off the three-day event. Before signing on with KITPLANES®, Paul was the longest tenured flight director in NASA history. He is a commercially licensed pilot, he flies three planes that he personally built, and he has logged more than 5000 hours of flight in numerous different types of aircraft.
Going into the third year with the growing event, the DeLand Showcase Administrator, Jana Filip, reports, "As sponsors and exhibitors are reserving their spaces for November, we can already tell that the Showcase—and recreational aviation in general—is growing in popularity, and the KITPLANES® partnership is a perfect fit with the DeLand Showcase for builders, buyers, and flyers."
Filip believes that one of the reasons for the event's growth in popularity is due to the location in DeLand, Florida. DeLand is a well-known cultural destination for dining, music, theater, art venues, and outdoor activities that have made the historical downtown area the "2nd Best Mainstreet in America" out of 242 throughout the country.