Organizers Say Majority Of Exhibit Space Has Been Sold
The Great Lakes Aviation Conference
is pleased to announce that it has sold out the majority of exhibit
space for this year's event, which will be held January 30-31 in
"Despite the current economy, many companies and exhibitors are
trying to reach the individual pilot, maintenance personal and
other aviation professionals in non traditional ways," said Todd
Smith, President of the GLIAC.
Organizers say the event, now in its ninth year, has been a
major attraction for those in the Aviation Field in the Great Lakes
Region. The event moved to the Rock Financial Showplace convention
center several years ago to meet the increased attendance and to
offer a larger expo and exhibit area.
The Conference and Expo is designed to provide an interactive
and educational event. It offers over 80 break out sessions for
Pilots, Maintenance Professionals, Balloonists, Sport Pilot,
Instructors and Students.
"We have drastically lowered our daily and weekend admittance
charge in order to be accommodating to the economy. Advance ticket
registrations are lowered 20% off the at the door Rate," according
to Phil Tartalone, Professor at Eastern Michigan University and
chairman of the GLIAC planning committee.
The GLIAC is also unique as it is a partnership with the FAA,
Aviation Business Leaders, Industry Experts and other individuals
that all strive to make a complete and comprehensive event. The FAA
has been coordinating many of the special seminars including two
days of IA renewals and continuing education.
"The GLIAC is unique as it allows for our maintenance
professionals to chose over 30 different topics for their renewal
that they feel are the most beneficial topics for them," said Gary
Knaggs from the Detroit FSDO. "We will be offering 8 hours of
classes each day."
The expo portion of the hall will feature Cessna's new mobile
marketing vehicle, which spotlights the planemaker's entire single
engine lineup. Additionally, Cirrus will have a full mock up of
their aircraft along with Sport Aircraft, Balloons, and