September 7, 2012
By Dan Namowitz
Whether you are looking to inspect cutting-edge aircraft design, or explore the latest in aviation software, the vendor or information source for you may be just steps away in the AOPA Aviation Summit exhibit hall Oct.11 to 13.
Familiar names in aviation supplies, training materials, and information services on hand include Aviation Supplies and Academics (ASA, Booth 616), and Jeppesen (Booth 720).
Pilots who want to add GPS-based moving map applications to mobile devices will find San Jose, Calif.-based Hilton Software, producer of WingX Pro7 for iPads and iPhones, in Booth 506, and ForeFlight at Booth 929.
King Schools, the well-known flight training provider at all levels of certification will welcome you at Booth 421. Flight instructors should check out a new offering of an online flight instructor refresher course.
Avionics leader Garmin USA will be at Booth 501 where you can see the latest in panel-mount, remote, and portable systems for a wide range of aircraft on display.
Cutting-edge aircraft development in the form of an all-composite single-engine turboprop will be on display from Kestrel Aircraft Co. of Superior, Wis., in Booth 903.
The 10,000-plus member American Bonanza Society will be located in Booth 906 and will be present at Airportfest. The society will be holding its convention in conjunction with AOPA Aviation Summit 2012.
Register for Summit today.
Dan Namowitz is an aviation writer and flight instructor. He has been a pilot since 1985 and an instructor since 1990.
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