EAA 2009 Sweepstakes Airplane on Display at NBAA
September 25, 2008 — The EAA 2009 Sweepstakes airplane — the Flight Design MC — will be featured at this year’s National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) tradeshow, held in the Orlando, Florida Convention Center, October 6-8, 2008. The MC will be featured at EAA’s exhibit (booth #1263), with Flight Design personnel on hand to answer questions about the MC and other Flight Design models.
“We received word from NBAA officials that the MC (Metal Concept) light-sport aircraft is the first aircraft in the new segment ever to appear in their annual convention and trade show,” reported Flight Design USA president, Tom Peghiny. The company views this as an opportunity to reach out to a different slice of the aviation marketplace.
The National Business Aircraft Association, running its 61st convention, is one of the nation’s major shows and is the largest general aviation trade shows measured by exhibitors.
EAA's Sweepstakes is a major annual fundraiser for major activities such as the Young Eagles program and other aviation education and preservation initiatives, and provides the essential support for the members' extraordinary efforts to promote and enhance aviation. The NBAA exhibit is the focus for EAA's October outreach to the aviation community.