Flying Aviation Expo Under New Ownership
The new organizers of the Flying Aviation Expo, led by Scheyden Precision Eyewear President Jeff Herold, hope to build on past successes and build the show into the premier GA event for the West Coast. This year’s show is scheduled for Oct. 20-22 at Palm Springs International Airport. Herold, who also is president of the show’s new owner, Aviation Expo LLC, told AVweb this week he never expected to be taking over the event. But as a longtime pilot and aircraft owner who also enjoyed being a business exhibitor at the show, he saw the potential for the event and has added new features while taking advantage of the popular Palm Springs destination.
This year’s event offers three days of exhibits, seminars and nightly entertainment through late Saturday, allowing pilots to fly in and stay for the weekend. “We have created some wonderful event packages to accommodate the pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike who want to enjoy one, two or all three days at the show. We expect many to make it a long weekend and enjoy all of the attractions that Palm Springs has to offer,” Herold said. The Expo also will feature well-known aviation speakers including Rod Machado and John King, who will engage in a live debate on the Airman Certification Standards on Oct. 22 at the airport. Display highlights include an array of aircraft makers along with the HondaJet and Cessna Citation M2.