Fan Favorite, The Parade of Planes, will return to the 2015 FLYING Aviation Expo

SkyRunner to be the Leading Aircraft in Parade

Palm Springs, Calif. (September 16, 2015) – The 2015 FLYING Aviation Expo is excited to announce 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
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About Lift Event Management
Lift Event Management (Lift) is a Las Vegas based company, headed by President and CEO Marco Parrotto.  Parrotto is the founder of the Flying Aviation Expo.  Lift Event Management builds events that creatively spotlight corporate sponsor brands and bring exhibitors face-to-face with qualified buyers. Lift delivers compelling speakers and educators from an extensive network of industry professionals to attract enthusiastic, engaged attendees.
The Lift team actively develops and integrates innovative event features that create and engage new markets and stimulate economic activity.  Lift Event Management understands the symbiotic relationship between sponsors, exhibitors and attendees.

About FLYING magazine
FLYING — the world’s most widely read aviation magazine — is the premier resource for pilots and aviation enthusiasts who have a passion for flying. Published continuously since 1927, FLYING provides aircraft reviews, flying tales, safety counseling and expert opinion all written by and for active, engaged pilots. FLYING is focused on personal and business aviation but also gives readers a glimpse into airline cockpits and military and vintage aircraft.



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