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Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:20PM

I believe in a lot of old English proverbs, and have been known to live by them.  The specific quote has varied over the years depending on my World at that time.  From my athlete/coaching days it was “We are only as strong as the sum of our parts”.  These days, and pretty much for the past 8 years, I totally live by “It takes a village to raise a child”.  In my DeLand Showcase World, without a doubt:  “It’s all about the relationships”.  And thus, as I continue to broaden the scope of my gratitude debt, I also have the pleasure to announce exciting 2017 Showcase News:

  • EAA is bringing their Workshops to Showcase, sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.!
  • RAF, Recreational Aviation Foundation, is hosting the Underwing Campground!
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University will anchor the newly added Educational Exhibits!
  • Skydive DeLand has a surprise for attending Credentialed Media!

Charlie, Mark, Rob, Desiree, Bobby and Kim, Gretchen, and Mike – I send you the first of many thank you’s on behalf of Showcase.

And without Sponsors and Partners, Showcase literally could not be.  Sponsors for Showcase 2017 are Aviators Hot Line, Just Aircraft, RANS Designs, Swift Fuels, Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, Viking Aircraft Engines, and Zenith Aircraft.  Partners for the event are AeroJones Americas, CubCrafters/SWT Aviation, Kitplanes, Planet PPG, Powered Sport Flying Magazine, and STEMME USA, World Directory of Light Aviation.

DeLand is “America’s Main Street”!

Downtown DeLand and its MainStreet DeLand Association were recently crowned “America’s Main Street”.  MainStreet DeLand was one of 242 main streets in 48 states that competed for the title.  More than 300,000 total votes were cast before the judges selected MainStreet DeLand as the winner.  DeLand’s downtown is a restored historic area brimming with interesting shops and eateries and sits adjacent to Stetson University, Florida’s oldest private college.  And all this is just 10 minutes from the DeLand Showcase Field.


My Showcase World, what a wonderful place to be…


Safe travels to all heading to Oshkosh in a couple of weeks, see you there!

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