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Build a Zenith Aircraft!


Gain hands-on kit building experience!

For the first time, Zenith Aircraft Company is bringing its famous two-day hands-on kit aircraft building  workshop to the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase!

The Zenith workshops are aimed at the first-time airplane builder and have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts who are considering whether or not to build their own aircraft and are unsure if they have the required skills, workspace and tools.

During the workshop, which begins on Thursday (November 1) and concludes on Friday (November 2), each participant builds and assembles their own Zenith aircraft rudder tail section from a standard kit. (Advance registration and fee required.)

On Saturday (Nov. 3) Zenith staff and volunteers will provide an overview of the fuselage and wing assemblies and demonstrate the ease of kit assembly made possible with final hole size match-drilled assemblies.  Visitors are welcome to observe the workshop sessions, and Zenith Aircraft staff will be on hand to answer any additional questions about building and flying your own Zenith.

Participating in the workshop makes an excellent getaway for you and your spouse or a friend. Spend a couple productive days learning to build your own airplane!
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Viking Aircraft Engine Assembly

Another First for the Showcase, All in a Day's Time

For the first time at the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase (or any show), Viking Aircraft Engines will completely build an engine at their booth on Saturday, November 3, from 9am to 5pm. 

Watch as their technician, Sal Damore, along with the Viking team, shows step-by-step how to convert a Honda long block into an aircraft engine conversion and answer any questions you may have. They will complete the assembly and start the engine upon completion! 

Viking sells complete engines and conversion kits with step by step instructions.  An avid supporter of the Showcase from the beginning, Viking is back as an Elite Sponsor for the 3rd consecutive year.

Check out the videos and more about Viking Aircraft Engines at any of these links. And don't forget to Like, Follow, Link, and Share!

Viking Website

Viking on YouTube

Viking Forum

Viking Facebook

Powered Paragliding Demo


Planet PPG's Paul Czernecki demonstrates the simplest form of powered human flight!

Experience the thrill of the most basic powered flight as Paul straps the backpack power unit on your back and suspends you from a swingset-like frame.  As you dangle there and receive basic control instructions imagine yourself soaring high in the sky beneath a colorful canopy as free as a bird.  Paul will also demonstrate the proper way to "kite" the wing.  

All this takes place in Booth 61 and in the PPG grass demo area located directly behind the 60's exhibits on the Showcase Field at 10:30a and 3:00p daily at the DeLand Showcase 2018.

Aircraft Detailing Demonstration

Chris Correa shows how to transform an aging aircraft to looking almost new again!

Detailing a plane is not like detailing a car.  Watch as Chris Correa from Plane Clean Detailing reveals the secrets of professional aircraft detailing with the best products to use, in a safe way.  

Chris will also demonstrate a cutting-edge new ceramic coating sure to keep your plane clean and shiny for a long time.

The demonstrations will be held in Workshop E at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm.

VIP Speaker Spotlight

Keynote, "SportsGal" Melissa Burns

Melissa is a professional aerobatic pilot, display skydiver and B.A.S.E. Jumper.  In 2006, at 22 years old Melissa became the youngest female member of the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Team in history.  She placed 3rd overall in the 2015 World Aerobatic Championships after 10 years of competing at the Unlimited World Level.  

Melissa was named the Fastest Woman in the World at the World Champion Wingsuit B.A.S.E. Jumping Race in Norway in 2015 and has participated in numerous Skydiving World Records.  She was also named as an inductee to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Chancellor's Hall of Fame in 2015 in Prescott, AZ.  Today she travels with her team performing in Airshow Displays for audiences worldwide. 

Check out photos and more about Melissa at her website:

Shop Spencer at the Show

Affordable Access to Anything Aviation!


The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is proud to welcome Spencer Aircraft at the event this year, in Booth #81.

As a source for almost anything to do with aviation, Spencer Aircraft features online shopping for Aircraft Parts, Accessories, Hardware, Pilot Gear, Coatings, Covers, and hundreds of other new products being added to their site every day.

A well-organized, easy-to-navigate website makes ordering a pleasure, and who doesn't like getting packages in the mail?

Shop Online at

NEW! Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales


A New Area for Owners to Sell to NEW Owners!


New, at Showcase 2018, there will be an area created for Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales.  Individual owners are now invited to showcase aircraft that they are ready to pass on to the next proud owner! This new display is in response to requests for such an area at the Showcase—yet another way to connect pilots and want-to-be pilots to the airplane of their dreams.

Click button below to view all guidelines, and to complete the form for registering a pre-owned aircraft for sale. 

Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales

And On Another Note...

The Flying Musicians Association presents... a different kind of aviator performances!

The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is once again proud to participate at the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase in the Show Center Tent daily so there’s sure to be plenty of hangar flying and music!

FMA will be debuting the Flying Musician Brass on Friday and Saturday. The FMA Brass quintet is lead and flown in by Lynn Postel and Robert Schwindt - both pilots and FMA members from the Tampa area.

Marcia Buckingham, FMA’s Florida ambassador, and her group will be arriving on Saturday to perform, and we expect many other guest artists this year from the DeLand area community.

“We are working with the DeLand High School music program to add ensembles—both vocal and instrumental—on Saturday, too.” says John Zapp FMA Pres/CEO.

Check out the Flying Musicians' website to join, for scholarship info, and more.
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