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 at AOPA Expo 2004, October 21-23, 2004, at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California.
"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 Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. "It's not an air show and it's not an outdoor event. It's an event 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. A complete list of the more than 500 exhibitors is available online. 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 both 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 7, 2004