Parade of Planes at the 2015 FLYING Aviation Expo

     The 2015 FLYING Aviation Expo will feature the return of the crowd-favorite, the Parade of Planes, at the event scheduled for Oct. 15-17 in Palm Springs, Calif., at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  SkyRunner, an experimental flying ATV categorized from Red Bull as “one of the greatest adventure vehicles of all time,” will be leading the parade.

     The parade of planes is set for Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  The planes will taxi from the Palm Springs International Airport to the Palm Springs Convention Center, traveling down East Alejo Road to North Avenida Caballeros to the cheers of participants and fans.  The parade is then reversed on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 3:00p.m., as the planes will taxi back to the airport.

      “The Parade of Planes and Flying Aviation Expo is one of the most fun and much anticipated traditions in the City of Palm Springs,” said Mayor Steve Pougnet. “I invite everyone in the Coachella Valley and beyond to visit Palm Springs and check out this uniquely original special event which truly makes our city like no place else.” 

     More than 40 different types of planes, including SkyRunner, Avex’s TBM 900, Pilatus, WACO, War Birds and more are expected to participate in the parade and hundreds will be lining the streets to feel the engine power. 

     “The FLYING Aviation Expo is one of the most sophisticated aviation events for luxury brands,” said SkyRunner CEO and founder Stewart Hamel. “SkyRunner is honored to be leading the Parade of Planes this year and we’re in awe of the work, education and outreach the Expo has built for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.” 

     The Parade of Planes is a great kick start to the FLYING Aviation Expo, which is expected to draw more than 5,000 pilots and aircraft enthusiasts.  Immediately following the parade, a “Learn to Fly” seminar is available for those looking for an intro into aviation. 

     The three-day aviation showcase and trade show is open to the public and will host a wide variety of aircraft, helicopters, aviation equipment, service, hands-on demonstrations and seminars. 

     “Greater Palm Springs is excited to welcome the Aviation Expo once again,” said Scott White, president & CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The three-day event brings hundreds of attendees to experience our oasis, highlighted by the one-of-a-kind Parade of Planes—a favorite of visitors and locals alike.”

     For more information on SkyRunner, visit  For more information on the Parade of Planes, the “Learn to Fly” Seminar and continued updates about the FLYING Aviation Expo, visit

     For more information on sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, contact: Mike Carlucci, vice president of sales, FLYING Aviation Expo, at 203-423-0015 or email

Photo credit:

Home page – SkyRunner

Above (left) – FLYING Aviation Expo, (right) SkyRunner

Author: So Cal Life Mag Guest Post

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