Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo

The FAAE is held annually at the Charlotte County Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, Florida, and the next event is Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18, 2007. Admission price for the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo is free to anyone who attends.

At the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo you can see some of the latest aviation products on the market and get up close to the airplanes on display. You can find some great bargains at the Aviation Flea Market, or even sell some of your own aircraft parts or accessories.

While at the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo visitors should take the opportunity to enjoy the many presentations and seminars led by aviation experts from industry leading firms. Learn about engine performance, avionics, engine overhauls, and more. Visit with flight schools and aircraft sales people, and meet aviation authors who will be on hand to personally autograph copies of their books. You can also enjoy the exhibitions and demonstrations from companies sponsored by Cessna Aircraft Corporation, Piper Aircraft Corporation, Garmin Avionics, Honeywell Bendix/King Avionics, and others. For those seeking the thrill of real action, attendees can try an airplane rides and even discounted flying lessons.

For more information, visit the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo website http://www.aviation-expo.com/. If you would like seminar, exhibitor or media information call Phil McCoy or Jim Kantor at 1-800-628-2667, or 941-637-8585.

Special notes for those who fly in to the event:

For those who fly in to the event, the FAA will temporarily staff the tower to enhance safety. For an airport advisory or general expo information, contact Charlotte County on 122.975. Early arrivals will have access to the south ramp. Discounted avgas will be available during the expo from the Charlotte County Airport FBO.

To reserve a free spot at the flea market or park your aircraft in the “for sale” area, call Cindy at the airport office at 941-639-1101. (There’s no cost to airplane sellers.) Before starting your journey call Airport Operations on the local airport frequency for taxi instructions.

All other taxi and parking instructions should be requested on a special frequency designated by Expo Aircraft Taxi and Parking Advisory. Pilots will need to bring tie downs and chalks for their aircraft as there will not be any available for sale or rental. Of course before planning any fly-ins, pilots must check all airport frequencies, as well as airport availability and weather conditions to insure a safe and enjoyable flight.