After becoming a hit feature of AirVenture in 2006, LSA Malls have become a fixture at major U.S. airshows. Visitors to EAA’s big summer celebration of flight are now joined by crowds attending AOPA’s Aviation Summit as well as the season-opening Sun ‘n Fun “Spring Break for Pilots.”
Folks attending these top-drawing aviation trade shows have shown great enthusiasm for the LSA Mall concept, derived from also-popular auto malls in major metro areas. They are appreciated because the LSA Malls gather a large group of the best-selling Light Sport Aircraft for visitors to consider side-by-side. After perusing many of the top brands, visitors can then trek to a company’s primary display for additional detail.
In addition to positioning as many as 20 LSA in close proximity, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) tent houses other companies that can dispense information on financing, flight training, engines, instrument panel gear, other LSA events, and publications.
The LSA Mall at Sun ‘n Fun 2010 will, for the second year, feature a professional display from Rotax helping customers inquire about service and details for the popular engine. A Jabiru powerplant will be on display in the LAMA tent.
All this convenience for those intrigued by LSA is available just inside the entrance to the Sun ‘n Fun grounds. Slightly relocated to the Southeast Exhibit Area, some 70-80% of all airshow attendees are expected to stroll through the LSA Mall as they arrive or depart the April 13-18 event.
LAMA staff will be on hand to help any visitor find any exhibitor on the sprawling Sun ‘n Fun grounds, so everyone is encouraged to stop in at the LSA Mall and see the latest and greatest before dispersing throughout all that Sun ‘n Fun 2010 has to offer.
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