There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, prize drawings, kid’s activities, special sales, product demonstrations and aircraft on display.
"It's a fun day for aviation professionals, enthusiasts and families," says Roberto Mejias, Banyan Pilot Shop Store Manager. “The store’s parking lot will be blocked off and filled with exhibitors, food areas, and activities. Entertainment will be provided by Crazy Eddie and Variety Entertainment; including, face painting, bounce house, giant slide, basketball game, and a driving game.”
This year’s exhibitors include Airborne Systems, Angel Flight, Dare to Dream, Flight Life Apparel, Florida Helicopters, Florida Aero Club, Key West Properties, Pilots and Paws, Steven F. Greenwald Design, Inc., and Women in Aviation. In addition, the EAA Ford Tri-Motor aircraft will be offering rides for $75 per person and aircraft on display will include; a Cessna Skycatcher, Diamond DA-42, and a Robinson R22 helicopter. Charlie and Donna Rogers from Survival Products Inc. will provide a demonstration on safety equipment.
While most of the activities will be outside, the store will also be busy with in-store sales from 20% – 50% on various items, such as, clothing, toys, watches, sunglasses, and framed artwork.
At the end of the event, drawings will be held for numerous items, such as, Torgeon watches, Oakley, Serengeti and Bushnell Sunglasses, Avfuel items, discovery flights, Garmin items, a Telex Airman 850 headset and more. Children up to 15 years old can enter special drawings for a Blade MCX helicopter, kite, airplane kit and other prizes.
Banyan Pilot Shop (banyanair.com) is one of the largest aviation stores in the country that offers pilot supplies, a large selection of headsets, safety gear, training materials, charts, apparel, children’s items, radio controlled aircraft, and everything a pilot or aviation enthusiast needs or wants.
Unique features of the store include a Gulfstream II fuselage equipped with flight simulator software, an electronics tower featuring a wide variety of portable aviation electronics, an entryway featuring a compass rose inlaid in the floor, propellers that just out from the wall and runway lighting that sets off runway 13-31 down the center of the store. The store is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. In addition, BanyanPilotShop.com offers on-line shopping, international shipping and various payment options including Paypal.