En Route: MODAERO Aims to Attract Millennials to Aviation Event

En Route: MODAERO Aims to Attract Millennials to Aviation Event

This year’s MODAERO Festival and Air Show will be bigger and better than ever. The event will take place June 2-4, 2017 at the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO).

The event began in 2016 as a national fly-in targeting the growing millennial demographic which, according to FAA records, accounts for more than 48 percent of all certificated pilots and 78 percent of student pilots. Last year’s event featured aviation exhibits and a career fair with more than 60 exhibitors including Cirrus Aircraft, Jeppesen and ExpressJet Airlines. For 2017, the event is adding a full air show that will include military jet team demonstrations, world-class civilian aerobatic demonstrations, classic military aircraft and hands-on ground displays.

“We are excited to take the next step in the evolution of our flagship event,” said Brian Columbus, festival founder and organizing entity MODAERO Aviation Community, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. “We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for our startup event last year and see great potential for a world-class air show in the North Houston area.”

The MODEAERO organization uses this annual event to raise funds for year-round aviation outreach efforts. “We have developed a number of initiatives for 2017 to raise awareness of general aviation, encourage STEM education and grow the #NextGen community of Aerospace in Texas and throughout the country. We are also looking for collaborative partners in pursuing a similar mission,” added Columbus.

MODAERO Festival and Air Show will offer a variety of ticket packages for every budget. Tickets will be available online beginning Feb. 24. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available now at www.ModaeroFestival.com.

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