Sun ’n Fun, Aero, Electric-Flight Symposia Coming Up Soon

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With Groundhog Day behind us, springtime is not far away, and aviation events are gearing up. Sun ’n Fun, the traditional season opener, is set for April 4 to 9 this year, in Lakeland, Florida. Advance discount tickets are available online for a few more days, until Feb. 14. The French military team, Patrouille de France, performs during the airshow on opening day, with the Blue Angels flying Friday to Sunday. Job seekers can pre-register online for a Career Fair on Wednesday. The night airshow, with fireworks, is set for Saturday. The same week, Aero, the popular European GA show, will run its 25th anniversary event, April 5 to 8, in Friedrichshafen, in Germany.

Aero promises its biggest show yet, with 660 exhibitors from 38 countries, 11 exhibition halls, plus a static display on site, for a total show area of about 20 acres. The show is also promising to debut several new electric aircraft, and on Saturday, a special anniversary airshow will feature electric aircraft and stunt planes, as well as a replica of a Junkers F13. AVweb will have staff on site at both shows to file daily reports. For fans of vertical flight, Heli-Expo is set for March 6 to 9, in Dallas, Texas, with more than 700 exhibitors and 60-plus aircraft on display, plus 100 seminars, courses, workshops and forums.

On April 21-22, the Sustainable Aviation Symposium will take place in San Francisco, bringing together experts from around the world for talks about advanced new aircraft and lift devices, propellers and propulsion systems, batteries, motors and autonomous vehicles. Electric aircraft designer Tine Tomazic, of Pipistrel, will deliver the Inaugural Sustainable Aviation Keynote Lecture. Registration is discounted through March 1. And on May 18-19, the CAFE Foundation will host its annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, in the San Francisco Bay Area, scheduled for the two days before the popular Bay Area Maker Faire. More details about the show and speakers will be posted soon on the CAFE website.

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