AOPA Opens Aviator Showcases Exhibitor Registration

May 11, 2021

Exhibitor registration for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s two Aviator Showcases are now open and are generating excitement among aviation companies.

The one-day, consumer-focused events will connect pilots and aircraft owners with aviation businesses ranging from aircraft and avionics manufacturers to product stores, service shops, financiers, and insurers. AOPA is currently accepting exhibitor registrations for both Manassas, Virginia, and Fort Worth, Texas, and sponsorship opportunities for both events. Attendee registration will open on June 22 for both showcases.

“Aviation manufacturers, service shops, and suppliers are as excited as we are about the AOPA Aviator Showcases bringing the aviation community together,” said Chris Eads, AOPA senior director of outreach and events.

The showcases will feature an exhibit hall, aircraft display, and educational seminars — the three most popular offerings at AOPA events.

“We plan to provide a unique show layout that will allow for increased social distancing, appropriate face coverings and barriers, and enhanced cleaning,” Eads explained. “It is important to note that these events are not the large-scale AOPA Regional Fly-Ins of years past, which we are not conducting in 2021. Rather, the showcases provide a much smaller, more focused experience aimed exclusively at the consumer.”

More than 50 exhibitors have already committed to either the Aug. 27 event at Manassas Regional/Harry P. David Field in northern Virginia or the Oct. 1 showcase at Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas; many are coming to both.

AOPA has designed the events to meet and exceed requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the local governments to ensure a safe place for the aviation industry and members to come together.