Pilot Shop expands Sun ‘n Fun presence
Sporty’s has expanded its exhibit space and is now located in outdoor space, N100 in the area north of the main exhibit hangars. This expansion provides space for more products, more demonstrations and more displays, along with much-needed additional elbow-room for shoppers. Sporty’s will have a huge array of products on display, including an on-going demonstration of the Stratus, Sporty’s in-flight weather and traffic receiver.
Similar to its presence at EAA AirVenture, Sporty’s on-site 1,200 square foot display includes a headset demo station where customers can try on a wide range of headsets, side by side, with ease. Also available will be a large assortment of cockpit video cameras, GPSs, Flight Gear bags, RAM mounts, radios and more.
“We experimented with the move from an indoor booth to an outdoor space at AirVenture,” says Sporty’s Pilot Shop Vice President John Zimmerman. “Customers told us they love the change, so we’re moving outdoors for Sun ‘n Fun as well.”
Sporty’s Sun ‘n Fun Tent will have experts available to guide new and experienced users of iPads in their flying. New apps and the latest iPad accessories can be tested. Of course, learn-to-fly products, Sporty’s Complete Courses and Sporty’s flight instructors will be on hand to field any questions about flight training and discuss opportunities for flying at Sporty’s.
“We are also planning some great show specials – good deals on great products – to give Sun ‘n Fun attendees a reason to stop by our tent,” adds Zimmerman.
iPad Flying Forums, Too
John Zimmerman and Sporty’s Vice President Bret Koebbe will present three iPad flying forums during Sun ‘n Fun all in Room #1. “iPad 101” will be presented by John Zimmerman on Thursday, April 3 at 9:00 a.m., immediately followed by “Advanced iPad Flying” at 10:00 a.m. An additional forum, “ADS-B Receivers and the iPad” is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 4, presented by John Zimmerman.
In addition, Bret Koebbe will present “Video Cameras in the Cockpit” on Friday, April 4 in Room #7 at Noon.
“We’re getting ready for a major presence in Lakeland,” concludes Zimmerman. “We’re spending our own Spring Break interacting with our customers and will provide a great experience for those attending the show.”
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