Last fall, EAA instituted a policy regarding
indoor exhibit vendors at AirVenture, with a goal of meeting increased
demand for indoor exhibit space by aviation-related vendors. The policy
was not intended to apply to existing vendors, but to assess new vendor
Unfortunately, the policy was mistakenly
interpreted in a way that eliminated indoor exhibit space for several
vendors who have long supported the event. It was certainly not the
intent of the policy, and we’re sorry for that mistake. It caused a
great deal of confusion among some vendors.
EAA officials are contacting those
vendors individually, apologizing for any confusion, and also letting
them know that they are welcome to retain their indoor exhibit spaces in
2009 and beyond. These exhibitors have long been committed to EAA
AirVenture, and EAA is committed to them.