OCTOBER 31st – 2nd NOVEMBER 2014
The Flight Aviation Expo was held at the Palm Springs Convention Center between the 31st October and 2nd November 2014. This event was organised as a result of the AOPA not bringing back their annual event back to Palm Springs and was therefor a much smaller event. This year 22 Manufacturers and Owners were involved in the static display of aircraft with many more Pilots, Industry experts and Innovators taking part in the main hall. Many seminars and classes were also available.
One of the main attractions of events hosted at the Palm Springs Convention Center is the parade of planes through the streets as they make their way from the airport to their static display at the Convention Center.
Hundreds of people lined Alejo Road and Avenida Caballeros to watch the planes make their way to the convention center, where they remained until the Sunday and the close of the Aviation Expo when they made their way back to the Palm Springs International Airport.
STATIC DISPLAY EXHIBITORS
American Champion Aircraft
N949MW – Champion 8KCAB
N224WY – Aviat A-1C-200
N108LW – Cirrus SR-22T
N621CF – Cirrus SR-22
Cutter Aviation Sales had three Piper aircraft on display.
N546C – Piper PA-46 Mirage
N950T – Piper PA-46 Meridian
N962DA – Piper PA-46 Malibu
N229BW – Eclipse 550 : Although originally built as an Eclipse 500 back in 2008 this has been rebuilt with the new 550 model specifications.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
N591ER – Diamond DA-42 TwinStar
N44GB – Epic LT
N424SM – Lancair Evolution
Palm Springs Air Museum
The Palm Springs Air Museum had three aircraft on display. Situated on North Gene Autry Trail and opposite the Terminal at the Palm Springs airport this museum is very much worth a visit. http://www.palmspringsairmuseum.org/
N163BP – Bell P-63 King Cobra : Originally delivered to the US Army Air Force in 1942 this King Cobra has been preserved since 1950 and has been present at the Palm Springs Air Museum since 1997.
N372C – NA T-28B Trojan
N63555 – Boeing Stearman
N4948A – Cessna 310R
Pilatus (Tempus Aircraft Sales)
N990AG – PC-12
Tamarack Air Ventures
N488S – Cessna 414 Chancellor
N532TA – Tecnam P.2006T
N91VT – Velocity V-Twin
The Flight Aviation Expo will return to the Palm Springs Convention Center in October 2015.