Last week, AVweb asked how important it is to attend aviation
conventions. Most of you (49% of respondents) place a high value on
aviation shows, saying you'd like to go if at all possible. 17% of
readers acknowledge the importance of news and product announcements at
these shows but say the real reason for going is to interact with other
pilots and airplane buffs while another 16% say that they'd like to attend
more shows, but the conventions' popularity makes them difficult to go to.
11% of you told us you'd like to go to the shows, but it's more practical to
stay home and read about it on AVweb (and maybe in other publications).
The final 7% told us they go to shows to see specific products or
manufacturers, but otherwise they stay home.