Nearly two dozen aircraft and almost 60 exhibitors awaited 600 AOPA members who had registered for the AOPA Aviator Showcase in Fort Worth, Texas, November 17 and 18—ready to provide information to everyone from prospective buyers and veteran aircraft owners to active pilots.
“Designed to connect pilots and aircraft owners to the general aviation industry,” AOPA said the consumer-focused showcase offered attendees the opportunity to meet with “experts in avionics and cockpit technology, flight planning and weather resources, and aircraft manufacturing and sales.”
The showcase in Fort Worth was the last AOPA event for 2022, but more events are in the works for 2023. AOPA will kick things off with a fly-in co-located with the Buckeye Air Fair at the Buckeye Municipal Airport just west of Phoenix, Arizona, from February 17 through 19. Attendees will be able to enjoy an airshow hosted by the Buckeye Air Fair while also learning from safety seminars, browsing hands-on aircraft displays, and talking to industry experts that AOPA will assemble. Another AOPA event on the books for next year is an Aviator Showcase at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, in the fall. More events will be announced as the time gets closer, but be sure to mark these two on your calendar.
“The AOPA Aviator Showcase in Fort Worth was a good ending to a great event year,” said AOPA Director of Outreach and Events Elizabeth O’Connell. “We are looking forward to exciting events next year with our new model of bringing fly-ins to existing events around the country.”