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Aviator Showcase

Frederick, MD • KFDK

September 8 - 9 2023
Friday 12PM-5PM | 5PM-7PM (Happy Hour)
Saturday 9AM-3PM



Hello Aviator

AOPA’s Aviator Showcase is back! Join hundreds of pilots and aircraft owners for an exclusive gathering with the industry’s leading experts in avionics and cockpit technology, flight planning and weather resources, and aircraft manufacturing and sales. Kick-off the show on Friday, 12-5 and then stay for the Happy Hour and interact with our Exhibitors. Exhibit hours continue Saturday, with the addition of educational seminars presented by event sponsors.

Looking to upgrade or still searching for the perfect aircraft? Local services such as paint shops, avionics manufacturers, and aircraft detailers will be there to help. You can also talk to financiers, insurers, and dealers about buying the aircraft of your dreams.

Registration Info

Pre-registration is required. The Aviator Showcase will be held rain or shine, however, if we need to cancel for reasons beyond our control, registration fees will be refunded in full.



Exhibitors at an AOPA Fly In

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, but also 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.

Exhibitor Registration


A Fly-In volunteer marshalling an aircraft.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how AOPA puts on our events by working side-by-side with our team as a volunteer! Join other pilots and aviation enthusiasts serving in either airside or show-side roles: marshalling and parking aircraft, greeting attendees, helping with event set-up or clean-up, and assisting Exhibitors. We wouldn't be able to pull off these events without your help, and we'll be sure to reward you for your efforts!

Registering as a volunteer is part of the event registration process. Click the link below to register and be sure to click “Yes, I’d like to volunteer” to let us know how you’d like to help!

Volunteer registration opening soon!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is this an AOPA Fly-In?

No, these events cater to those looking to buy or learn more about new products and services available within the general aviation market. They will be focused exclusively on exhibits, displays, and educational content related to aircraft ownership and operations. They 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?

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.

I'm coming from out of town, where can I stay? Are there car rentals available? 

AOPA has secured blocks of rooms at the SpringHill Suites, Frederick and the Hilton Garden Inn, Frederick.

Car Reservations: 


Hertz is providing a Limited Time Offer for those traveling during our show dates, September 5-September 12.


  • AOPA Members save up to 30% off the base rate when using your AOPA CDP discount code 10232 and combinable Promotional Code 211139.
  • Valid on all car classes except Dream cars, Minivans and Large SUV. 
  • Offer valid for rentals booked from May 15, 2023 through September 12, 2023 with rental pick-up September 5, 2023 through September 12, 2023.


AOPA Members can save up to 35% off Avis PAY NOW rates when making a reservation with Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number A451348




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