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The AOPA Aviator Showcase is a single-day consumer-focused event designed to connect pilots and aircraft owners to the general aviation industry. Join us for a high-quality, in-person buying experience with the industry’s leading experts.

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Manassas Regional Airport
Manassas, VA • August 27, 2021  •  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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What to expect

To connect pilots and aircraft owners with the aviation industry’s vast array of products, services, aircraft, and equipment, AOPA will offer two “AOPA Aviator Showcase” events. These events will be one-day gatherings with an Exhibit Hall, an Aircraft Display, and technology-related seminars. Attendees will meet with industry leaders in avionics and cockpit technology, flight planning and weather resources, and aircraft manufacturing. You’ll find anything you could ever want for your airplane: from gadgets and gear to oil and anti-corrosives; lights, batteries, props, engines, flight bags, all the way to specific parts you need for your aircraft and more. Local services like paint shops, avionic shops, aircraft detailing will be there to help you improve your aircraft. Want to buy an airplane? Meet with aircraft financiers, insurers, and aircraft manufacturers and dealers. Lunch will be available to purchase from local food trucks.

IMPORTANT PILOT NOTICE: The Manassas Regional Airport (KHEF) is situated within the Washington, D.C. Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). For VFR operations into Manassas (and anywhere within 60nm of the DCA VOR), the FAA requires that pilots complete a brief online training course on operating within the SFRA. Click here to take this course. Once completing this training, operations into the SFRA should not be intimidating to most pilots. VFR operations require filing a special SFRA flight plan, contacting Potomac Approach Control (or Clearance Delivery prior to departure from KHEF) to receive a discrete transponder code, and follow ATC instructions to/from the airport. For IFR operations, this special course is not required.

Show Specials

If you're looking for another reason to come, select exhibitors will offer show specials and incentives for in-person purchases made at the event. These deals can only be found at the event, so be sure to stop by and claim these exclusive offers!

AeroLEDs, LLC

10% off all AeroLEDs during the show!
 


Exhibit Hall #50

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Aero-Mach Wilco LLC

Show prices on all product lines.
 


Exhibit Hall #40

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Aircraft Spruce and Specialty

Free shipping on booth orders for lower 48. No HAZ or Oversize.


Exhibit Hall #36

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Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic

Free Polo for signing up as a Volunteer Pilot! *while supplies last


Outdoor

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AOPA Pilot Gear

Free ground shipping to continental US w. code SHOWCASEVA. Valid 8/27-9/3.
 


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AssuredPartners Aerospace

Receive your FREE gift when you visit our booth!
 


Exhibit Hall #17

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AVEMCO Insurance Company

Ask how you can save up to 30% on Avemco Insurance!
 


Exhibit Hall #52

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CAV Systems

Get an awesome adventure kit FREE when you buy TKS® Ice Protection


Outdoor

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Cubcrafters

Win a CubCrafters Backpack & find out how to get a FREE Bose Headset!


Outdoor

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GoRentals

Call 703-782-8871 to reserve. Mention AOPA Aviator Showcase for 25% off.


 

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Hartzell Engine Technologies

Visit for a chance to win a starter for a Lycoming or Continental engine


Exhibit Hall #26

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Jet Shades

Select Windshield Solutions only $299, Savings on ALL Premium Packages!


Exhibit Hall #13

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KITPLANES Magazine

Special Offer on KITPLANES Magazine, Aviation Consumer, Aviation Safety, IFR


Exhibit Hall #32

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Mission Aviation Fellowship

Receive your free gift when you visit our booth!
 


Exhibit Hall #63

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Oasis Scientific Inc.

20% off for all Vividia borescopes during the show!
 


Exhibit Hall #53

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SAFE

Sign-up as a supporting SAFE member and receive a beautiful SAFE hat!


Exhibit Hall #39

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Sensenich Propellers

Visit our booth to receive a free gift
 


Exhibit Hall #28

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SiriusXM

Attend the 9:00 seminar & get a copy of Pilot Weather.  Limited supply.


Exhibit Hall #1

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Van Bortel Aircraft

$10,000 off AND 10% down, 2.99%, 20 year financing on any Van Bortel Cessna!


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Whelen Aerospace Technologies

10% Off All Top LED Products
 


Exhibit Hall #33

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Aircraft Display

Want to see what the latest tech could look like in your aircraft? Just want to see the latest models? Take a stroll through the Aircraft Display and talk to the manufacturers or dealers to learn about the latest innovations in technology.

Seminars

Join ForeFlight, Hartzell, Pilatus and more to learn about the products, services, aircraft, and equipment that set the standard for innovation and design. Presented by the biggest and brightest in the industry, discover how technology is shaping aviation today and tomorrow. From tips on buying an aircraft to the latest developments in avionics, our educational seminars will give you all the tools you need to be the best and safest pilots.

Presenters include: Aero-Space Reports, AOPA Finance, AOPA Legal Services, AssuredPartners Aerospace, Foreflight, Genesys Aerosystems, Hartzell Engine Technologies, Hartzell Propeller, Jeppesen, Pilatus, and SiriusXM Aviation.

Event Schedule

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5 Things You Must Know About Datalink Weather

Join CFI, former NWS meteorologist, and founder of EZWxBrief, Dr. Scott Dennstaedt, as he explains five key points that all pilots flying with datalink weather must know. Topics include a discussion of whether SiriusXM or ADS-B is right for you and the datalink features that will best minimize your exposure to convective activity.

Presenter

Dr. Scott Dennstaedt, Founder of EZWxBrief, your best online source for aviation weather & education. Co-author of Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines.

Company

SiriusXM Aviation

SiriusXM Aviation delivers superior weather and related information so you have confidence about what’s ahead to make the best decisions inflight.

9:00am - 9:40am
21st Century Propeller Design

A history and evolution of propeller technology, from fixed pitch wood propellers to the latest advancements in structural composites and carbon fiber. This course touches on the relationships among propeller blade count, material properties, weight, noise, and performance, and offers a guide for picking the best propeller for your aircraft.

Presenter

Steve Reindel, Technical Support Representative

Company

Hartzell Propeller, Inc.

Hartzell Propeller Inc. is the global leader in advanced aircraft propeller design and manufacturing technology. Because of our concentration and commitment to propeller driven aviation, we are the supplier of choice for nearly every major aircraft manufacturer.

9:50am - 10:30am
What's New in ForeFlight - Fly Confidently with the Latest Features

Join ForeFlight to learn about the recent features added in the past year, including enhancements to the ForeFlight's 3D suite, Profile View, and the Aeronautical maps, as well as new features like Hold Advisor, Cloud Coverage and Daily/Hourly Forecasts, live Internet Traffic via FlightAware, and much more!

Company

ForeFlight

ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews to gather weather and destination information efficiently. It has become the go-to app to route, plan and file, access and manage electronic charts and maps, organize flight publications, and used as a reference for enroute navigation aid.

10:40am - 11:20am
From /41 to NGX: An Evolution of the World’s Greatest Single Engine

Over 25 years ago, Pilatus revealed a single-engine turboprop that offered the promise of versatility and capability unlike any other aircraft in its class. To this day, the Pilatus PC-12 continues to embody the Swiss heritage it was built on and an unrivaled reputation for safety and innovation. The aircraft has maintained many of its beloved classic features but has continuously improved as technology advances. Learn about how the PC-12 has evolved and why it continues to be a leader in aviation.

Presenter

Rob Sammartino, Director, Pilatus Sales, Skytech

Company

Pilatus

The brand-new PC-12 NGX builds on the rock-solid, 1,700 aircraft foundation of its market-defining predecessor. In over seven million flight hours, the PC-12 has proven itself as the most versatile and valued business aircraft in the world. It’s an original that is impossible to copy. The PC-12 NGX takes this legacy to the next level of refinement, efficiency, and technological advancement. Fly at the head of the pack with the new PC-12 NGX.

11:30am - 12:10pm
How to Buy an Airplane

Looking at buying an airplane? Let AOPA help you navigate the process – from pre-buy inspections and title searches, to financing and insurance.

Presenter

Adam Meredith, President, AOPA Finance

Company

AssuredPartners Aerospace, Aero-Space Reports, AOPA Finance, AOPA Legal Services

12:20pm - 1:00pm
Advantages of Jeppesen Charts within ForeFlight

Join us to understand the many advantages of using Jeppesen charts with the ForeFlight app over government charts.

Presenter

Jacob Johnson, Flight Operations Inside Sales

Company

Jeppesen

Boeing, including Jeppesen, Aviall and ForeFlight brands, offers a true one-stop shop for business and general aviation customers, supporting the entire lifecycle of their airplanes through the most comprehensive suite of solutions in aerospace.

1:10pm - 1:50pm
There's a Reason It's Called a Master Switch

A comprehensive look at the alternator, starter and other electrical systems used on your aircraft’s ignition system. Historical and modern, lightweight versus heavyweight and the good and the bad are all discussed. Troubleshooting, maintenance and installation tips to help secure a long, serviceable life for your electrical system components. Great for the certificated aircraft owner or a new experimental builder, this presentation will “spark” your interest in aircraft electrical systems.

Presenter

Tim Gauntt: Director of Product Support for Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC. Active in the aviation industry for 40+ years as a general aviation, mechanic, IA, AMT Part 147 instructor and various technical support related positions.

Company

Hartzell Engine Technologies

The Hartzell Engine Technologies portfolio consists of Janitrol Aero, Fuelcraft, Plane-Power, Sky-Tec and AeroForce Turbocharger Systems. Together, these five strong brands provide engine accessories and heating solutions for the general aviation industry.

2:00pm - 2:40pm
S-TEC 3100 Tips, Tricks, and Latest News

The next-generation Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC 3100 is a fully-featured digital autopilot designed to assist pilots with cockpit workload management. The ability of the 3100 to provide optimum assistance and performance is directly proportional to the pilot’s knowledge of its operating procedures. This session will help pilots develop a thorough understanding of the 3100’s workload-reducing and safety-enhancing capabilities.

Presenter

Don Foster is the International Regional Sales Manager for Genesys Aerosystems. Don currently oversees territory development of Genesys' OEM, Major Programs and Dealer Network in the North East USA and the U.K. Since entering the aviation industry, Don has focused on developing channel relationships across Western North America being responsible for sales, technical support, product training, new product development and launches. His aviation product background includes Autopilots, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Flight Management Systems, Collision Avoidance, WX and HeliTAWS for Part 23, 25, 27 and 29 airframes.

Company

Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company, and leading provider of autopilots for rotor and fixed-wing aircraft. The Genesys S-TEC 3100 digital autopilot provides increased safety, decreased pilot workload, and is approved for over 200 makes and models. To learn more about the S-TEC 3100, visit Genesys-Aerosystems.com

2:50pm - 3:30pm

COVID-19 Safety

AOPA takes seriously the safety of all our guests and exhibitors. We will be employing several special initiatives to ensure the AOPA Aviator Showcase meets CDC, state, and local government requirements at the time of the event. We plan to provide a unique show layout that will allow for increased social distancing, appropriate face coverings and barriers as needed, and enhanced cleaning. We will also limit attendance (pre-registration required / no “walk-up” attendance permitted) to meet crowd-size limitations that may be in effect at the time of the event.

The AOPA Aviator Showcase is a single-day consumer-focused event designed to connect pilots and aircraft owners to the general aviation industry. Join us for a high-quality, in-person buying experience with the industry’s leading experts.

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Attendee Registration Required, No Walk Ups

Fort Worth Alliance Airport
Fort Worth, TX • October 1, 2021  •  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Download Flight Procedures

What to expect

To connect pilots and aircraft owners with the aviation industry’s vast array of products, services, aircraft, and equipment, AOPA will offer two “AOPA Aviator Showcase” events. These events will be one-day gatherings with an Exhibit Hall, an Aircraft Display, and technology-related seminars. Attendees will meet with industry leaders in avionics and cockpit technology, flight planning and weather resources, and aircraft manufacturing. You’ll find anything you could ever want for your airplane: from gadgets and gear to oil and anti-corrosives; lights, batteries, props, engines, flight bags, all the way to specific parts you need for your aircraft and more. Local services like paint shops, avionic shops, aircraft detailing will be there to help you improve your aircraft. Want to buy an airplane? Meet with aircraft financiers, insurers, and aircraft manufacturers and dealers. Lunch will be available to purchase from local food trucks.

Show Specials

If you're looking for another reason to come, select exhibitors will offer show specials and incentives for in-person purchases made at the event. These deals can only be found at the event, so be sure to stop by and claim these exclusive offers!

AeroLEDs, LLC

10% off all AeroLEDs during the show!
 


Exhibit Hall #50

Learn More

Aero Mach Wilco, LLC

Show pricing on all products Whelen lights on hand for immediate delivery


Exhibit Hall #40

Learn More

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty

Free shipping on booth orders for lower 48. No HAZ or Oversize.


Exhibit Hall #36

Learn More

AOPA Finance

Ask about our aircraft loan rate-match promotion!
 


 

Learn More

AOPA Pilot Gear

Free ground shipping to continental US w. code SHOWCASETX. Valid 10/1-10/3.
 


 

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Aspen Avionics

ProMAX $8,995: Remove backup ADI. 2000MAX: $13,995: Remove all backups!
 


Exhibit Hall #19

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AssuredPartners Aerospace

Receive your FREE gift when you visit our booth!
 


Exhibit Hall #17

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AVEMCO Insurance Company

Ask how you can save up to 30% on Avemco Insurance!
 


Exhibit Hall #52

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CAV Systems

Get an awesome adventure kit FREE when you buy TKS® Ice Protection


Outdoor

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Electronics International, Inc.

Replace Your Old Engine Gauges, and Save up to $1,200 Today!


Exhibit Hall #45

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Hartzell Engine Technologies

Visit for a chance to win a starter for a Lycoming or Continental engine


Exhibit Hall #26

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iFly GPS by Adventure Pilot

Save $100 on iFly 740b. Plus, great SUBSCRIPTION DEALS!
 


Exhibit Hall #63

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Longhorn Aero

50% off the FIND MY SPORT PLANE Workshop when you visit our display!


Outdoor

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METARmaps.com

Free Shipping in lower 48. Use Discount code AOPA during show weekend.


Exhibit Hall #20

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PilotSafety.org

$50-$79 off all Mastering Avidyne, Garmin, FF, & IFR Videos


Exhibit Hall #39

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Spencer Aircraft Supply

Jupiter Discovery X5 Folding Electric Bike $795.00 Free Ground shipping to lower 48


Exhibit Hall #30

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Starr Companies

Visit for a demo of our app Starr Gate and enter to win a raffle prize


Exhibit Hall #26

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Tempest Aero Group

Visit for a chance to win a set of Tempest spark plugs.


Exhibit Hall #51

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uAvionix Corp

Receive a Free Gift and Free 2-Day Shipping to lower 48 on orders.


Exhibit Hall #47

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Van Bortel Aircraft

$10,000 off AND 10% down, 2.99%, 20 year financing on any Van Bortel Cessna!


Outdoor

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Waypoint Aviation Enterprises, Inc.

Tired of staying in hotels? Us, too. Join the Alliance for $1 today!


Exhibit Hall #57

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Whelen Aerospace Technologies

10% Off All Top LED Products


Exhibit Hall #33

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WildBlue Aircraft Sales

Stop by to enter the drawing for a FREE replica tail number sign.


Exhibit Hall #55

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Exhibit Hall

Seminars

Join Foreflight, Hartzell, Pilatus and more to learn about the products, services, aircraft, and equipment that set the standard for innovation and design. Presented by the biggest and brightest in the industry, discover how technology is shaping aviation today and tomorrow. From tips on buying an aircraft to the latest developments in avionics, our educational seminars will give you all the tools you need to be the best and safest pilots.

Presenters include: Aero-Space Reports, AOPA Finance, AOPA Legal Services, AssuredPartners Aerospace, Foreflight, Genesys Aerosystems, Hartzell Engine Technologies, Hartzell Propeller, Jeppesen, Pilatus, SiriusXM Aviation, and Superior Air Parts.

Event Schedule

Click seminar title for more information

5 Things You Must Know About Datalink Weather

Join CFI, former NWS meteorologist, and founder of EZWxBrief, Dr. Scott Dennstaedt, as he explains five key points that all pilots flying with datalink weather must know. Topics include a discussion of whether SiriusXM or ADS-B is right for you and the datalink features that will best minimize your exposure to convective activity.

Presenter

Dr. Scott Dennstaedt, Founder of EZWxBrief, your best online source for aviation weather & education. Co-author of Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines.

Company

SiriusXM Aviation

SiriusXM Aviation delivers superior weather and related information so you have confidence about what’s ahead to make the best decisions inflight.

9:00am - 9:40am
21st Century Propeller Design

A history and evolution of propeller technology, from fixed pitch wood propellers to the latest advancements in structural composites and carbon fiber. This course touches on the relationships among propeller blade count, material properties, weight, noise, and performance, and offers a guide for picking the best propeller for your aircraft.

Presenter

Alex Krauskopf, Manager, Product Support

Company

Hartzell Propeller, Inc.

Hartzell Propeller Inc. is the global leader in advanced aircraft propeller design and manufacturing technology. Because of our concentration and commitment to propeller driven aviation, we are the supplier of choice for nearly every major aircraft manufacturer.

9:50am - 10:30am
The Real cost of Deferring Maintenance

This forum explores many of the myths regarding saving money through deferring recommended maintenance. You’ll learn the facts that show how actually following prescribed maintenance practices can reduce the total ownership cost of operating our engines while adding a higher level of reliability, durability, and safety.

Presenter

Bill Ross is vice president of Product Support for Superior Air Parts. He is an A&P I/A, CFII, and Commercial Pilot with Instrument Multi-engine ratings. Bill is also the author of the popular book: Engine Management 101. When not working at Superior, Bill can be often found flying his family’s 1941 Boeing Stearman, restoring aircraft or exposing young persons to the joys of flight and potential careers in aviation.

Company

Superior Air Parts

Superior Air Parts: With FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for over 2,000 aftermarket replacement parts, Superior Air Parts is the world’s leading manufacturer of FAA approved replacement parts for Lycoming and Continental aircraft engines.

10:40am - 11:20am
From /41 to NGX: An Evolution of the World’s Greatest Single Engine

Over 25 years ago, Pilatus revealed a single-engine turboprop that offered the promise of versatility and capability unlike any other aircraft in its class. To this day, the Pilatus PC-12 continues to embody the Swiss heritage it was built on and an unrivaled reputation for safety and innovation. The aircraft has maintained many of its beloved classic features but has continuously improved as technology advances. Learn about how the PC-12 has evolved and why it continues to be a leader in aviation.

Presenter

Tom Aniello, Vice President of Marketing, Pilatus

Company

Pilatus

The brand-new PC-12 NGX builds on the rock-solid, 1,700 aircraft foundation of its market-defining predecessor. In over seven million flight hours, the PC-12 has proven itself as the most versatile and valued business aircraft in the world. It’s an original that is impossible to copy. The PC-12 NGX takes this legacy to the next level of refinement, efficiency, and technological advancement. Fly at the head of the pack with the new PC-12 NGX.

11:30am - 12:10pm
How to Buy an Airplane

Looking at buying an airplane? Let AOPA help you navigate the process – from pre-buy inspections and title searches, to financing and insurance.

Presenter

Tom Haines, SVP Media, Communications and Outreach, AOPA
Greg Reigel, Panel Attorney
Cristina Zambrana, Staff Attorney, AOPA Legal Services
Charlotte Miller, AssuredPartners Aerospace insurance
Adam Meredith, President, AOPA Finance

Company

AOPA Finance, AOPA Legal Services, AssuredPartners Aerospace, Aero-Space Reports

12:20pm - 1:00pm
What's New in ForeFlight – Fly Confidently with the Latest Features

Join ForeFlight to learn about the recent features added in the past year, including enhancements to the ForeFlight's 3D suite, Profile View, and the Aeronautical maps, as well as new features like Hold Advisor, Cloud Coverage and Daily/Hourly Forecasts, live Internet Traffic via FlightAware, and much more! 

Presenter

ForeFlight

Company

ForeFlight

ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews to gather weather and destination information efficiently. It has become the go-to app to route, plan and file, access and manage electronic charts and maps, organize flight publications, and used as a reference for enroute navigation aid.

1:10pm - 1:50pm
There's a Reason It's Called a Master Switch

A comprehensive look at the alternator, starter and other electrical systems used on your aircraft’s ignition system. Historical and modern, lightweight versus heavyweight and the good and the bad are all discussed. Troubleshooting, maintenance and installation tips to help secure a long, serviceable life for your electrical system components. Great for the certificated aircraft owner or a new experimental builder, this presentation will “spark” your interest in aircraft electrical systems.

Presenter

Tim Gauntt: Director of Product Support for Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC. Active in the aviation industry for 40+ years as a general aviation, mechanic, IA, AMT Part 147 instructor and various technical support related positions.

Company

Hartzell Engine Technologies

The Hartzell Engine Technologies portfolio consists of Janitrol Aero, Fuelcraft, Plane-Power, Sky-Tec and AeroForce Turbocharger Systems. Together, these five strong brands provide engine accessories and heating solutions for the general aviation industry.

2:00pm - 2:40pm
S-TEC 3100 Tips, Tricks, and Latest News

The next-generation Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC 3100 is a fully-featured digital autopilot designed to assist pilots with cockpit workload management. The ability of the 3100 to provide optimum assistance and performance is directly proportional to the pilot’s knowledge of its operating procedures. This session will help pilots develop a thorough understanding of the 3100’s workload-reducing and safety-enhancing capabilities.

Presenter

Jack Somsen is Genesys’ Regional Sales Manager for the Southern US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Jack is responsible for managing the Dealer Network in his territory with aftermarket sales and service for Autopilots, HeliSAS, and EFIS Displays.

Company

Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company, and leading provider of autopilots for rotor and fixed-wing aircraft. The Genesys S-TEC 3100 digital autopilot provides increased safety, decreased pilot workload, and is approved for over 200 makes and models. To learn more about the S-TEC 3100, visit Genesys-Aerosystems.com

2:50pm - 3:30pm

Covid-19 Safety

AOPA takes seriously the safety of all our guests and exhibitors. We will be employing several special initiatives to ensure the AOPA Aviator Showcase meets CDC, state, and local government requirements at the time of the event. We plan to provide a unique show layout that will allow for increased social distancing, appropriate face coverings and barriers as needed, and enhanced cleaning. We will also limit attendance (pre-registration required / no “walk-up” attendance permitted) to meet crowd-size limitations that may be in effect at the time of the event.

Event Schedule

Seminar Name 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Seminar Name 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar Name 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Seminar Name 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Seminar Name 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit

What better way to show off your latest product or service than by exhibiting directly to your target audience? The AOPA Aviator Showcase does exactly that. Pilots and aircraft owners will be eager to not only see, learn, and buy; they’ll be hungry for the latest information on new aircraft, avionics, flight planning tools, safety resources, and aviation services. Take full advantage of this opportunity to meet your customers face-to-face by exhibiting at our Aviator Showcase!

Explore our menu of exhibit and sponsorship opportunities in our Event Prospectus.

Volunteer

Thanks for being interested in volunteering! We have been surprised by a great turnout of volunteers, and at this point, have all our positions filled. Be sure to check in with us on-site at the event, however, to see if there are any new openings!

Registration Info

Pre-registration is required. The Aviator Showcase will be held rain or shine, however, if we need to cancel for reasons related to COVID-19, registration fees will be refunded in full. Cancellation Policy

FAQs

Is this an AOPA Fly-In?

No, this event caters to those looking to buy or learn more about new products and services available within the general aviation market. It will be focused exclusively on exhibits, displays, and educational content related to aircraft ownership and operations. It will be smaller and more intimate than our traditional fly-ins, allowing for greater interaction and up-close engagement with the products, services, and equipment available to serious aviators.

What programming can I expect?

Aside from some time with on-site exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall and Aircraft Display, you’ll have the chance to attend seminars focused on aircraft ownership, products, and technology.

What's included with my ticket?

We’re fully anticipating crowd-size restrictions due to COVID-19, so the AOPA Aviator Showcase will be a ticketed event. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, and no “walk-up” attendance will be permitted. Exhibitors will be offering exclusive show specials and other incentives only available to event guests. And since this is a limited-capacity event, you can expect higher-quality engagement with subject matter experts from the general aviation industry.

Manassas Regional Airport (HEF)

With over 400 based aircraft and over 85,000 annual aircraft operations, Manassas Regional Airport is the busiest General Aviation (GA) Airport in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since its opening in 1932, the Manassas Regional Airport has been a key contributor to the local economy. In 2017, an economic impact study was conducted; and it was determined that the airport contributed more than $375 million to its local economy, 1,351 jobs and wages of $117,438,000. In 2012, Manassas Regional Airport was identified as one of 84 National General Aviation (GA) airports by the FAA.

Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW)

Alliance Airport offers first-class service on and off the airstrip 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online reservations are available to streamline your arrival. An Air Elite diamond service location, Alliance Aviation Services offers aircraft support services including: hot refueling, aircraft and lavatory cleaning (disinfectant and ventilation sanitization services available upon request), luggage assistance, hangar space, office rentals, a fitness center, catering, crew lounge, and aircraft maintenance. Alliance airport is also home to the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, the #1 air show in the U.S. by USA Today 2020, and is an ideal, central location within the DFW Metroplex, offering access to Fort Worth, Dallas, and North Texas.

Platinum Sponsors

Aircraft Spruce Columbia Aircraft Sales TBM 940 Foreflight Hartzell Propeller Hartzell Engine Technologies Jeppesen Pilatus Sirius XM Superior Air Parts   

Gold & Silver Sponsors

Breitling Assured Partners Aerospace ATP Aviators Hot Line Genesys Aerosystems Skytech, Inc. Western Skyways, Inc.
Manassas Regional Airport
Manassas, VA • August 27, 2021  •  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fort Worth Alliance Airport
Fort Worth, TX • October 1, 2021  •  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.