September 17th 2016
As the days rapidly approach the October 20th kick off, I am remembering the last two years that I covered this excellent event and have noticed an increase in the number of seminars, workshops, addresses and riveting speakers! When I found about the change in location I was interested, as you might imagine, just how this huge event will be carried out at Palm Springs Airport, instead of the Convention Center. I guess I had gotten used to that venue. But upon more careful thought, it makes perfect sense that the biggest show of the West with all its aviation trappings be held at an airport, and more importantly, an airport that is uniquely prepared to handle this event with well over 30,000 square feet of space and a runway for demo flights there as well.
As I watched the list of featured speakers and seminar leaders evolve I am happy to report that this should even outdo the last two years with two of my favorites (imo) Rod Machado and John King actually debating serious FAA issues on Saturday. Now that’s a debate I want to see!
There will be fascinating booths exhibitors to display their latest equipment and product offerings to the aviation community. And, after checking out the list I’m happy to report that I don’t think you will be disappointed!
I will be on the scene starting Thursday morning to gather all the information I can about this show and bring it to you in video and social media commentary.
So to all my friends at Van Nuys and all of you reading this, I hope to see you there to connect and bond in our common love of aviation and all it has to offer!