US Aircraft Expo Returns to Raleigh Exec in April

SANFORD, N.C. — US Aircraft Expo, a regional showcase for general aviation aircraft, will return to the Raleigh Exec Jetport on April 14-15 after successful events in recent years.

Many of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers and dealers use the expo to exhibit their latest models during a free weekend event that includes an ownership seminar to answer common questions people have about purchasing and owning an aircraft. Those topics include financing, insurance and tax considerations.

The static display of aircraft is open both days, Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The ownership presentation is set for Friday at noon.

Ten expos are scheduled this year at locations throughout the United States. The event at Raleigh Exec is the only one located on the East Coast between Pompano Beach, Fla., and White Plains, N.Y.

Brian Mackin, who organizes the US Aircraft Expo, said his organization is looking forward to visiting Raleigh again this spring. “The aviation community there has been so welcoming and receptive to our event and our efforts to bring the newest advancements in aviation to the region,” he said. “Raleigh Exec has been a great host in years past and we are very grateful for the opportunity to partner and help support general aviation in the area.”

The US Aircraft Expo is the first of several major events scheduled this year at Raleigh Exec. EAA Young Eagles Day on June 3 offers free airplane rides to youth ages 8 to 10 and Family Day at the Jetport on October 7 is a free, daylong aviation festival for the Research Triangle Region.

Airport Director Bob Heuts says events like these are part of the jetport’s public service. “One of the things we take seriously is making aviation accessible to as many people as we can, and there aren’t many opportunities for pilots and others interested in aviation to see the latest aircraft in one place,” he said. “We’re happy to partner with the US Aircraft Expo to bring this opportunity once again to the Triangle region.”

Registration is requested in advance and now open at Additional information about the expo also is available on the US Aircraft Expo website with more details about the April event to come on Raleigh Exec social media.

About Raleigh Exec

Billed as a premier corporate gateway to the Research Triangle, Raleigh Exec Jetport is a general aviation airport serving corporate and recreational flights in a region of central North Carolina that includes Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Sanford and the Research Triangle Park. Raleigh Exec operates on 700 acres off of U.S. 1, just 15 miles from the Raleigh Outer Beltline, and is home to corporate aircraft, the North Carolina Forest Service, many aviation-related businesses and one of the nation’s largest and most respected flying clubs. More information is available at