Flying Expo In Palm Springs


Aircraft filled one of the main streets of Palm Springs, Calif. Thursday as a new aviation show revived a tradition started by AOPA with its Expos and Summits. The Parade of Planes returned to the desert resort city as a prelude to the Flying Aviation Expo, which officially starts Friday. The show features an exhibitor area at the Palm Springs Convention Center and there will be a program of forums and speakers through the weekend.

The opening session of the program is a panel discussion with Flying Editor Robert Goyer, ForeFlight CEO Tyson Weihs and OpenAirplane founder Rod Racik on the topic of disruptive technologies. Saturday’s keynote address is from former SR-71 pilot Brian Shul. Forums include speakers from well known aviation safety and advocacy groups. There are also a variety of social events planned through the event.