AOPA Expo 2004 in Long Beach, California, will be better than ever. There will be more exhibitors than the show has ever had on the West Coast.
Everything that could tempt a pilot - from aviation souvenirs to aircraft engines, from basic flight training to the latest "gee-whiz" gadgets - will be on display and available October 21 through 23 in the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California.
In addition, nearly 50 product demonstrations are scheduled.
"AOPA Expo is the only aviation gathering in the country geared heavily toward the light end of general aviation - the four- to six-seat aircraft," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "It's not an airshow, and it's not an outdoor event. It's a place where pilots can come and see just about anything that's available for general aviation - touch it and try it and ask questions about it. So when visitors hit the exhibit hall floor, it's like walking into the world's biggest toy store."
Exhibitors run the gamut, from ACR Electronics to ZD Publishing. See the complete list of the more than 500 exhibits.
All of AOPA's Member Products will be represented. There will be financing and tax specialists, charity and public service organizations such as Angel Flight and the Civil Air Patrol, avionics manufacturers, and aviation software publishers. Shoppers can try out new headsets or "test drive" the latest GPS units.
"AOPA Expo is a unique opportunity - for pilots and vendors," said Boyer. "For pilots, just about anything they might be interested is available all under one roof. And for vendors, they've got the undivided attention of thousands of very interested potential customers."
October 8, 2004