U.S. Aircraft Expo Heads to Santa Ana

See scores of piston products at the John Wayne–Orange County Airport this weekend.

U.S. Aircraft Expo flyer
The U.S. Aircraft Expo, an aircraft ownership event, will return to Santa Ana, California, this weekend.U.S. Aircraft Expo

A great opportunity to learn about aircraft ownership is coming to southern California as the U.S. Aircraft Expo is returning to the John Wayne – Orange County Airport (KSNA) in Santa Ana, California. While the main attraction at the event is a long list of aircraft manufacturers, which will display their current offering of airplanes, you can also learn about aircraft financing, insurance and tax implications as they relate to aircraft ownership.

Light sport aircraft, single- and twin-piston airplanes, turboprops and light jets will be on display. Manufacturers bringing their airplanes include CubCrafters, Icon, Glasair, Tecnam, Aviat, Waco, Mooney, Diamond, Textron Aviation, Cirrus, Piper, Epic, Quest, Pilatus, TBM, Honda and Embraer.

This U.S. Aircraft Expo is hosted by Martin Aviation and the Lyon Air Museum, so in addition to the new airplanes on display during the show you can explore vintage aircraft as well. The gates will open on Friday, September 20, at 10 am. The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm on Friday and Saturday. An aircraft ownership conference will be held at noon on Friday. Attendance is free, but Expo organizers request that you register at the U.S. Aircraft Expo website: www.usaircraftexpo.com.

After this weekend, there is only one U.S. Aircraft Expo left for the year. It will be hosted by Ross Aviation, located at the Scottsdale Airport (KSDL) in Scottsdale, Arizona, on October 8 and 9.