Great Planes Air Expo 2018

Great Planes Air Expos Bring New General Aviation Aircraft to Convenient Locations Near You

Shopping for a new airplane is quite the thrill for many people. Not only is there the invigorating smell of a new aircraft that welcomes people in, but just the sheer excitement of reviewing and comparing several models of airplanes, is better than any car buying experience will ever be.

How do you know which aircraft is right for you? Your pilot buddies will all have their own opinions. So will the guys on the golf course. There are many considerations to ponder, not the least of which includes speed, range, equipment and color schemes.

What will your typical trip be? How many people does each aircraft seat? How does one aircraft compare to another? Reading specification and performance figures online or in a brochure is one thing, but actually stepping inside each aircraft and experiencing how the avionics work, the comfort of the cabin, etc. adds a whole new dimension to the aircraft buying experience.

Opportunities to see multiple new aircraft in one convenient location are rare. Sun ‘N Fun, AirVenture and NBAA’s annual exhibition are all great, high-profile shows that have new aircraft on display. The downside to attending one of those events, however, is that they require a commitment of several days to attend that often times busy business people can’t afford to give up. The Great Planes Air Expos, however, are the exception.

The Great Planes Air Expos bring together a multitude of aircraft manufacturers and dealer representatives to showcase the latest models that are available on the market. KCAC Aviation has been coordinating this free event since 2009. The idea behind it is simply one of convenience. In the course of a couple of hours, you can compare multiple aircraft and speak directly with the people who know those aircraft the best.

Attendees of an Expo will see the latest iterations of aircraft on static display as well as learn about the newest technology that is available. New models of aircraft, the latest in avionics, new interior appointments and cutting-edge paint schemes will all be on display.

KCAC Aviation is the Piper and Pilatus dealer for several states throughout the Midwest. In addition to Piper and Pilatus aircraft, other manufacturers represented include Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, TBM, Honda, Quest and more. Also on hand for many of these events are aviation tax, finance and insurance experts to help you with all the aspects of aircraft ownership.

The Great Planes Air Expo events are held throughout the summer and fall months across the Midwest. A schedule of event dates and locations can be found on the event’s website at We hope you can join us for one of these free events and we look forward to bringing the Great Planes Air Expo to an airfield near you!