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Aircraft Spruce to Sponsor the 2014 FLYING Aviation Expo

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SOURCE Lift Event Management

LAS VEGAS, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., an aviation superstore full of equipment and supplies, has been brought on as a premiere sponsor of the 2014 FLYING Aviation Expo.

The Palm Springs Convention Center will host the FLYING Aviation Expo Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Approximately 10,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts are expected to fill the space for seminars, speakers and special events such as the Parade of Planes.

Aircraft Spruce has been a mainstay in the aircraft business, selling parts to pilots all over the world for nearly 50 years.

"Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. is known throughout the aviation industry as a trusted source of aviation equipment, parts and supplies," said Marco Parrotto, owner and president of Lift Event Management, which along with Urban Expositions is organizing and producing the event. "We're thrilled to have them as a sponsor."

Aircraft Spruce is a widely-recognized industry name and their sponsorship aligns well with the vision of the Aviation Expo, set for Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Ca.

"Aircraft Spruce is honored to be a premiere sponsor of the FLYING Aviation Expo and to have the opportunity to work with Lift Event Management, Urban Expo, and FLYING magazine to make Aviation Expo a successful aviation convention for years to come," Jim Irwin, president of Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. said. "The enthusiasm of the general aviation community paired with a popular venue like Palm Springs will make Aviation Expo an exciting show for thousands of participants."

The 3-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, seminars and a Parade of Planes. There will also be guest speakers discussing subjects like emerging technologies, flying apps for iPads, upgrading the instrument panel, engine management and more.

Tickets and registration are now available for purchase online at

Early-bird tickets start at just $35 per day. An all-inclusive three-day pass includes access to all seminars, the exhibit hall, Parade of Planes, Friday night kick-off party and Saturday night event for only $210. These early bird rates are available until August 29. In total, approximately 10,000 pilots and aviation enthusiast are expected to attend the Expo.

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. History

The company started in 1965 when Bob and Flo Irwin began selling aircraft-grade spruce lumber for aircraft construction and restoration. The company of two began to grow and sell everything pilots and aircraft builders need.

Nearly 50 years later, the staff is now 175 strong and run by Bob and Flo's older son, Jim Irwin with his wife Nanci along with their four children: Mike, Jeff, Rob, and Krissy, who are all members of the Aircraft Spruce management team.

For more information on sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, contact:
Marco Parrotto, President, Lift Event Management, at 702-589-4811 or email or visit

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