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Little Shows Offer Big Opportunities
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 3:05PM

Little Shows Offer Big Opportunities

In his latest column in the GA News’ daily e-newsletter, “The Pulse of Aviation,” Dan Johnson makes the observation that little shows like the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase offer great opportunities for those seriously shopping for an aircraft or aviation accessories. (See the October 4, 2016 issue of “The Pulse.”)

Comparing and contrasting little shows to mega shows like EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Dan wrote: “The small shows can easily compete with the big guys in the trade show arena because they are sector focused. That phrase identifies the appeal, perhaps, because at such small venue events, you may see all of what one segment of aviation has to offer but without the aerobatic ballet or the vast throngs of people.

“In fact, the lack of people may be precisely why these shows are growing in popularity. If you’ve stood patiently (or not) at a booth or aircraft exhibit, several people deep, trying to get a few seconds to ask a couple questions, you know how frustrating that can be. Sure, it’s nice to know others share your enthusiasm, but if you want to know what engine or what features or what price, it can be irritating when the folks ahead of you hold the attention of the company rep.

“At the littler shows, you can generally have all the conversation you want.

One more thing: You can generally get a demo flight or other product demonstration much easier and much faster.”

We couldn’t agree more – little shows do offer great opportunities! In fact, the mission of the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is provide aviators and aviation enthusiasts easy access to the companies they want to do business with … and the opportunity to learn all they can about flying for fun!

You can read Dan’s complete article here.

We hope to see you at Showcase 2016 – November 3-5, 2016 – at DeLand Municipal Airport!

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