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The AOPA Aviator Showcase is a single-day consumer-focused event designed to connect pilots and aircraft owners to the general aviation industry. Join us for a high-quality, in-person buying experience with the industry’s leading experts.

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Attendee Registration Required, No Walk Ups

Manassas, VA • August 27, 2021  •  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What to expect

To connect pilots and aircraft owners with the aviation industry’s vast array of products, services, aircraft, and equipment, AOPA will offer two “AOPA Aviator Showcase” events. These events will be one-day gatherings with an Exhibit Hall, an Aircraft Display, and technology-related seminars. Attendees will meet with industry leaders in avionics and cockpit technology, flight planning and weather resources, and aircraft manufacturing. You’ll find anything you could ever want for your airplane: from gadgets and gear to oil and anti-corrosives; lights, batteries, props, engines, flight bags, all the way to specific parts you need for your aircraft and more. Local services like paint shops, avionic shops, aircraft detailing will be there to help you improve your aircraft. Want to buy an airplane? Meet with aircraft financiers, insurers, and aircraft manufacturers and dealers. Lunch will be available to purchase from local food trucks.

IMPORTANT PILOT NOTICE: The Manassas Regional Airport (KHEF) is situated within the Washington, D.C. Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). For VFR operations into Manassas (and anywhere within 60nm of the DCA VOR), the FAA requires that pilots complete a brief online training course on operating within the SFRA. Click here to take this course. Once completing this training, operations into the SFRA should not be intimidating to most pilots. VFR operations require filing a special SFRA flight plan, contacting Potomac Approach Control (or Clearance Delivery prior to departure from KHEF) to receive a discrete transponder code, and follow ATC instructions to/from the airport. For IFR operations, this special course is not required.

Show Specials

If you're looking for another reason to come, select exhibitors will offer show specials and incentives for in-person purchases made at the event. These deals can only be found at the event, so be sure to stop by and claim these exclusive offers!

AeroLEDs, LLC

10% off all AeroLEDs during the show!
 


Exhibit Hall #50

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Aircraft Spruce and Specialty

Free shipping on booth orders for lower 48. No HAZ or Oversize.


Exhibit Hall #36

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AOPA Pilot Gear

Free ground shipping to continental US w. code SHOWCASEVA. Valid 8/27-9/3.
 


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AssuredPartners Aerospace

Receive your FREE gift when you visit our booth!
 


Exhibit Hall #17

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AVEMCO Insurance Company

Ask how you can save up to 30% on Avemco Insurance!
 


Exhibit Hall #52

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GoRentals

Call 703-782-8871 to reserve. Mention AOPA Aviator Showcase for 25% off.


 

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Hartzell Engine Technologies

Visit for a chance to win a starter for a Lycoming or Continental engine


Exhibit Hall #26

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Mission Aviation Fellowship

Receive your free gift when you visit our booth!
 


Exhibit Hall #63

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Aircraft Display

Want to see what the latest tech could look like in your aircraft? Just want to see the latest models? Take a stroll through the Aircraft Display and talk to the manufacturers or dealers to learn about the latest innovations in technology.

Seminars

Join ForeFlight, Hartzell, Pilatus and more to learn about the products, services, aircraft, and equipment that set the standard for innovation and design. Presented by the biggest and brightest in the industry, discover how technology is shaping aviation today and tomorrow. From tips on buying an aircraft to the latest developments in avionics, our educational seminars will give you all the tools you need to be the best and safest pilots.

Presenters include: Aero-Space Reports, AOPA Finance, AOPA Legal Services, AssuredPartners Aerospace, Foreflight, Genesys Aerosystems, Hartzell Engine Technologies, Hartzell Propeller, Jeppesen, Pilatus, and SiriusXM Aviation.

As we get closer to the event, We’ll publish a final seminar schedule here.

COVID-19 Safety

AOPA takes seriously the safety of all our guests and exhibitors. We will be employing several special initiatives to ensure the AOPA Aviator Showcase meets CDC, state, and local government requirements at the time of the event. We plan to provide a unique show layout that will allow for increased social distancing, appropriate face coverings and barriers as needed, and enhanced cleaning. We will also limit attendance (pre-registration required / no “walk-up” attendance permitted) to meet crowd-size limitations that may be in effect at the time of the event.

The AOPA Aviator Showcase is a single-day consumer-focused event designed to connect pilots and aircraft owners to the general aviation industry. Join us for a high-quality, in-person buying experience with the industry’s leading experts.

Register Volunteer

Attendee Registration Required, No Walk Ups

Fort Worth, TX • October 1, 2021  •  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What to expect

To connect pilots and aircraft owners with the aviation industry’s vast array of products, services, aircraft, and equipment, AOPA will offer two “AOPA Aviator Showcase” events. These events will be one-day gatherings with an Exhibit Hall, an Aircraft Display, and technology-related seminars. Attendees will meet with industry leaders in avionics and cockpit technology, flight planning and weather resources, and aircraft manufacturing. You’ll find anything you could ever want for your airplane: from gadgets and gear to oil and anti-corrosives; lights, batteries, props, engines, flight bags, all the way to specific parts you need for your aircraft and more. Local services like paint shops, avionic shops, aircraft detailing will be there to help you improve your aircraft. Want to buy an airplane? Meet with aircraft financiers, insurers, and aircraft manufacturers and dealers. Lunch will be available to purchase from local food trucks.

Show Specials

If you're looking for another reason to come, select exhibitors will offer show specials and incentives for in-person purchases made at the event. These deals can only be found at the event, so be sure to stop by and claim these exclusive offers!

AeroLEDs, LLC

10% off all AeroLEDs during the show!
 


Exhibit Hall #50

Learn More

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty

Free shipping on booth orders for lower 48. No HAZ or Oversize.


Exhibit Hall #36

Learn More

AOPA Pilot Gear

Free ground shipping to continental US w. code SHOWCASEVA. Valid 8/27-9/3.
 


Learn More

AssuredPartners Aerospace

Receive your FREE gift when you visit our booth!
 


Exhibit Hall #17

Learn More

AVEMCO Insurance Company

Ask how you can save up to 30% on Avemco Insurance!
 


Exhibit Hall #52

Learn More

Hartzell Engine Technologies

Visit for a chance to win a starter for a Lycoming or Continental engine


Exhibit Hall #26

Learn More

iFly GPS by Adventure Pilot

Save $100 on iFly 740b. Plus, great SUBSCRIPTION DEALS!


Exhibit Hall #63

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METARmaps.com

Free Shipping in lower 48. Use Discount code AOPA during show weekend.


Exhibit Hall #20

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PilotSafety.org

$50-$79 off all Mastering Avidyne, Garmin, FF, & IFR Videos


Exhibit Hall #39

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Starr Companies

Visit for a demo of our app Starr Gate and enter to win a raffle prize


Exhibit Hall #26

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Load More Hide Specials

Check back often to see additional show specials!

Aircraft Display

Want to see what the latest tech could look like in your aircraft? Just want to see the latest models? Take a stroll through the Aircraft Display and talk to the manufacturers or dealers to learn about the latest innovations in technology.

Seminars

Join Foreflight, Hartzell, Pilatus and more to learn about the products, services, aircraft, and equipment that set the standard for innovation and design. Presented by the biggest and brightest in the industry, discover how technology is shaping aviation today and tomorrow. From tips on buying an aircraft to the latest developments in avionics, our educational seminars will give you all the tools you need to be the best and safest pilots.

Presenters include: Aero-Space Reports, AOPA Finance, AOPA Legal Services, AssuredPartners Aerospace, Foreflight, Genesys Aerosystems, Hartzell Engine Technologies, Hartzell Propeller, Jeppesen, Pilatus, SiriusXM Aviation, and Superior Air Parts.

As we get closer to the event, We’ll publish a final seminar schedule here.

Covid-19 Safety

AOPA takes seriously the safety of all our guests and exhibitors. We will be employing several special initiatives to ensure the AOPA Aviator Showcase meets CDC, state, and local government requirements at the time of the event. We plan to provide a unique show layout that will allow for increased social distancing, appropriate face coverings and barriers as needed, and enhanced cleaning. We will also limit attendance (pre-registration required / no “walk-up” attendance permitted) to meet crowd-size limitations that may be in effect at the time of the event.

Event Schedule

Seminar Name 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Seminar Name 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar Name 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Seminar Name 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Seminar Name 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit

What better way to show off your latest product or service than by exhibiting directly to your target audience? The AOPA Aviator Showcase does exactly that. Pilots and aircraft owners will be eager to not only see, learn, and buy; they’ll be hungry for the latest information on new aircraft, avionics, flight planning tools, safety resources, and aviation services. Take full advantage of this opportunity to meet your customers face-to-face by exhibiting at our Aviator Showcase!

Explore our menu of exhibit and sponsorship opportunities in our Event Prospectus.

Volunteer

Interested in Helping Out? Here's an Idea of What to Expect.

Airside Operations

Assisting with aircraft marshaling and parking. Please note these shifts are five hour shifts that have a large amount of standing involved. Due to the nature of this position, we ask that only certificated or student pilots, age 18 and above, apply.

Showside Operations

Assisting with exhibits, logistics (set-up & take-down), hospitality/security, auto parking, and sanitation.

Be Part of a Team

AOPA plans its events, but the volunteers bring them to life. Whether it’s helping exhibitors set up, guiding cars and aircraft into their parking spaces, or taking down displays and exhibits at the end of the event, there are many ways volunteers help make the magic happen.

But volunteering isn’t all about hard work – it’s also about meeting other volunteers, seeing the event from the “insider’s” perspective, and making friends and valuable contacts that you will keep for years. You’ll be proud to have participated, knowing that you did your part to support GA. Plus, we’ll refund your event registration fee ($20 value) and give you an AOPA Volunteer T-shirt for your efforts!

We have lots of great opportunities you can choose from. Just a five-hour commitment is all that’s needed!

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Registration Info

Pre-registration is required. The Aviator Showcase will be held rain or shine, however, if we need to cancel for reasons related to COVID-19, registration fees will be refunded in full. Cancellation Policy

FAQs

Is this an AOPA Fly-In?

No, these events cater to those looking to buy or learn more about new products and services available within the general aviation market. They will be focused exclusively on exhibits, displays, and educational content related to aircraft ownership and operations. They will be smaller and more intimate than our traditional fly-ins, allowing for greater interaction and up-close engagement with the products, services, and equipment available to serious aviators.

What programming can I expect?

Aside from some time with on-site exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall and Aircraft Display, you’ll have the chance to attend seminars focused on aircraft ownership, products, and technology.

What's included with my ticket?

We’re fully anticipating crowd-size restrictions due to COVID-19, so the AOPA Aviator Showcase will be a ticketed event. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, and no “walk-up” attendance will be permitted. Exhibitors will be offering exclusive show specials and other incentives only available to event guests. And since this is a limited-capacity event, you can expect higher-quality engagement with subject matter experts from the general aviation industry.

Manassas Regional Airport (HEF)

With over 400 based aircraft and over 85,000 annual aircraft operations, Manassas Regional Airport is the busiest General Aviation (GA) Airport in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since its opening in 1932, the Manassas Regional Airport has been a key contributor to the local economy. In 2017, an economic impact study was conducted; and it was determined that the airport contributed more than $375 million to its local economy, 1,351 jobs and wages of $117,438,000. In 2012, Manassas Regional Airport was identified as one of 84 National General Aviation (GA) airports by the FAA.

Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW)

Alliance Airport offers first-class service on and off the airstrip 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online reservations are available to streamline your arrival. An Air Elite diamond service location, Alliance Aviation Services offers aircraft support services including: hot refueling, aircraft and lavatory cleaning (disinfectant and ventilation sanitization services available upon request), luggage assistance, hangar space, office rentals, a fitness center, catering, crew lounge, and aircraft maintenance. Alliance airport is also home to the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, the #1 air show in the U.S. by USA Today 2020, and is an ideal, central location within the DFW Metroplex, offering access to Fort Worth, Dallas, and North Texas.

Platinum Sponsors

Aircraft Spruce Columbia Aircraft Sales TBM 940 Foreflight Hartzell Propeller Hartzell Engine Technologies Jeppesen Pilatus Sirius XM Superior Air Parts   

Gold & Silver Sponsors

Breitling Assured Partners Aerospace ATP Genesys Aerosystems Skytech, Inc. Western Skyways, Inc.