Parade of Planes Announces Updated Exhibitor List

August 10, 2009 (Duluth, MN) – Today, AMPT Associates announced an updated exhibitor list for FLYING Magazine’s Parade of Planes – Southeast. Liberty and Sport Cruiser are scheduled to join the field of aircraft that will be on display for the new aircraft sales event ranging from $99,000 Light Sport to $6.4M turbine aircraft.

“Consumers who attend Parade of Planes – Southeast will be able to compare a cross section of popular aircraft from Cessna, Cirrus, CubCrafters, Diamond, Embraer, Extra, Gobosh, Hawker Beechcraft, Husky, Liberty, Maule, Pilatus, Remos and Sport Cruiser,” stated Randy S. Bolinger of AMPT Associates. “Both Liberty and Sport Cruiser will represent something unique on the ramp so we’re thrilled to have them back.”

The Liberty XL2 is a fully-certified, FADEC controlled, two-seater that is the most economical certified flight trainer available. The SportCruiser is unique because it was purpose-built to be an LSA (rather than modified for the class) after the LSA rule was finalized. Thus engineers were able to take advantage of the full 1,320 pound weight restriction and build a proportionally designed aircraft.

For consumers who will be making a purchase in 2009 to take advantage of attractive tax incentives, the core Buyer’s Resources team will be on-site to answer the pre-purchase questions regarding tax, finance and insurance. Aero Credit Corporation, AirFleet Capital, Advocate Tax Consulting, and NationAir aviation insurance are an integral part of what makes Parade of Planes such an effective venue for both aircraft consumers and retailers. The Aircraft Partnership Association helps match aviators interested in sharing the total cost of aircraft ownership.

The following aircraft brands are scheduled to be at FLYING’s Parade of Planes - Southeast (actual aircraft models on display will be determined by each exhibitor):

DISPLAY AIRCRAFT BRANDS

Cessna – World’s largest general aviation manufacturer of piston, turboprop and turbine-powered aircraft for training, business and pleasure.

Cirrus – Manufacturing a line of parachute-equipped aircraft, the SR20, SR22, TURBO and Vision personal jet are available in the broadest variety of options, interiors and avionics suites available. The SR22, the best-selling piston aircraft model for six consecutive years, is now available with an option certified for flight into known icing.

CubCrafters – Manufacturer of the LSA category Sport Cub S2 and the standard category Top Cub, CubCrafters also specializes in complete refurbishments of the PA18 Super Cub.

Diamond – Manufacturer of a complete line of all-composite piston aircraft including the 2-place DA20, 4-place DA40, and the all-weather, twin-engine DA42 in both gasoline and diesel-powered versions. Diamond also offers the single-engine turbine-powered D-Jet for the ultimate in pressurized personal transportation.

Embraer – Embraer Executive Jets are among the most technologically advanced available. Designed for 35,000 cycles, the Phenom 100 is also an extremely robust aircraft.

Extra – As the world’s premier aerobatic aircraft, the Extra 300 is the only unlimited category certified aerobatic aircraft approved for 10+/10- Gs.

Gobosh – The all-metal 700 and all-composite 800 series aircraft are equipped with premium amenities to make them Luxury Sport Aircraft™ for discerning Sport Pilots.

Hawker Beechcraft – Manufacturing a full-line of piston-single and twin, cabin-class twin-engine turboprops and business jets for business, pleasure, training and special missions.

Husky – FAA Certified for over 20 years, the Husky by Aviat Aircraft can be placed on floats, skis and tundra tires to take adventurous aviators as far as their imagination.

Liberty – Designed to meet the most demanding specifications of any FAA-certified, 2-place aircraft, the XL-2 boasts operating costs 40% lower than anything in its class.

Maule – Renowned for their STOL (Short Takeoff or Landing) performance, Maule handcrafts some of the finest 4-place aircraft in the world.

Pilatus – Manufacturing aircraft since 1939, Pilatus boasts over 2,000 aircraft in service worldwide. The PC-12 is renowned for precision, quality and versatility.

Piper – Piper manufactures a premium line of aircraft ranging from trainers to all-weather, cabin-class turbine-powered products designed for performance and comfort.

Remos – With folding wings, the all-composite GX boasts one of the most unique features of any aircraft. The GX can be stored in minimal space but provides maximum pleasure for the Sport Pilot.

Sport Cruiser - Unique because it was purpose-built for the Light Sport market after the LSA rule was finalized. Thus the Sport Cruiser with its large cabin and wing lockers is proportionally designed for the class.

BUYER’S RESOURCES

Aircraft Finance (represented by Aero Credit Corporation & AirFleet Capital) – Aero Credit and AirFleet Capital are the resources behind many private label aircraft finance companies. Their vast resources, diverse portfolio of options and expertise with piston and turbine aircraft allow them to offer the most attractive terms available.

Aviation Insurance (represented by NationAir Aviation Insurance) – For over 30 years, NationAir has been insuring aircraft. Their keen understanding of various aircraft, sensible risk assessment and unsurpassed customer service make NationAir the “go to” source for aviation insurance needs.

Aviation Taxation (represented by Advocate Tax Consulting) - Providing professional aviation tax and legal advice on the advantages of purchasing a new and pre-owned aircraft as a business tool is what makes Advocate the most respected consultancy in the business.

SHARED ACCESS

Aircraft Partnership Association – Regardless of the aircraft type (new, used or currently owned) the APA is dedicated to helping aviators form private partnerships to reduce the total cost of ownership. Pilots can become APA members for free and then visit the Virtual Pilot Lounge™ to search for potential partners in a secure environment.

FLYER’S RESOURCES

FLYING Magazine – As the most widely read aviation publication in the world, no one brings the passion of flying to life for aviation enthusiasts better than FLYING Magazine.

Aircraft Specialist Jet Center –This full-service FBO boasts 100,000 square feet of heated hangar space and all of the amenities and services you’d expect to find at a premium FBO 24/7/365.

Heaven’s Landing – Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Heaven’s Landing offers spectacular views, estate-sized lots, and a stunning three story club house overlooking a 5,069’ concrete runway are just part of what make this community like no place on earth.

Aviation Art – Aerographs was created by Atlanta-based photographer John Slemp to offer distinctive aviation photographic services for personal, professional and editorial applications that make timeless works of art.

Remaining 2009 Parade of Planes Locations & Dates

KLZU – Lawrenceville, GA (hosted by Aircraft Specialists Jet Center) August 13 -15, 2009

KHWD – Hayward, CA (hosted by Volo Aviation) October 15 - 17, 2009

A complete list of exhibitors by event location can always be found at www.ParadeofPlanes.com under the Events section of News & Events. AMPT Associates, Inc. is a highly-specialized, full-service strategic planning, marketing, communications/public relations and event management firm serving the Aviation, Marine, Powersports and Transportation industries. AMPT Associates, Inc. also operates AMPT Expos, a series of innovative demonstration tours, lifestyle events and trade show displays called OEM™ (On-site Experiential Marketing) to help original equipment manufacturers promote premium consumer products. To find out more about AMPT services, call 218.525.6228 today or visit www.AMPTassociates.com and leverage the power of AMPT.

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