Free, End of Month Show Draws GA Fans to Florida
The third annual Aviation Days EXPO will be held
at the Charlotte County Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda (FL) on
January 31st and February 1st. The EXPO is free to the public, and
is intended to entertain and inform the local public about the
world of general aviation.
Gary Quill, Executive Director of the Charlotte County Airport
comments, "We’re really excited about this year’s
program. It’s the perfect free Saturday family outing
where everyone in the community can enjoy the airplanes and pilots
can attend special seminars to hone their skills and learn about
the latest in hi-tech aviation. The airport is vital to the future
job growth in the area and the EXPO showcases us as the most
business friendly airport in Florida."
Jim Kantor, President of Eastern Avionics International said,
"The Aviation Days EXPO will attract pilots and aviation companies
from all over the country. It’s the first major general
aviation event of 2003."
Friday is perfect for those that want to learn to fly, those
exploring careers in general aviation, pilots that want to learn
about the latest breakthroughs in general aviation, and companies
looking to locate their businesses at the Charlotte County Airport
and Commerce Park. Over 20 general aviation companies will exhibit
and conduct seminars on the latest aircraft and technology.
Displays, Exhibits, Seminars, GA planes, Antiques, Warbirds,
Young Eagles rides, Fly market -- the whole shebang!
the entire local community, as well as all pilots and their
families are invited. A wide variety of activities and attractions
include Airport Tours, Special Production and Kit Aircraft
Displays, Aircraft and Jet Fly-Bys, Antique Aircraft Displays,
Restored WW2 Aircraft from Pilot Trainers to large B-17 and B-24
bombers, Air Ambulance Jet Tours, Vintage Military Vehicle
Displays, free (EAA) Young Eagles airplane rides to children from
8-17 yrs., Charlotte County Sheriff Aviation Division Helicopters,
Gyrocopter Display, Ultralight Recreational Aircraft Display, Radio
Controlled Aircraft, FREE “Aviation Flea Market”, FREE
"Aircraft for Sale" area, Antique Car Display and much more!
Exhibit booths will be open and pilot seminars will be held all
day. The FAA is conducting a special “Wings” pilot
safety seminar on Saturday. Special media coverage and live
remote radio broadcasts are being planned for Friday evening and
The Charlotte County Airport Authority, Experimental Aircraft
Association (EAA) Chapter 565, The Charlotte County Airport Tenants
Association, and Eastern Avionics Intl., Inc sponsor the EXPO.