Aviation Enthusiasts Society Air-Born participated as an exhibitor in the
Icarus Aero Expo Athens held at Tatoi Airfield on June 13-15, on the
occasion of the 24th
(Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association) World Assembly.
series of contacts with the organizing committee and with A.O.P.A. Hellas
President Mrs. Yiouli Kalafati, we have reached an agreement and an
exhibitor booth was arranged exclusively for Air-Born. This gave us an
opportunity to promote our society and its activities to local and
international public and private aviation officials participating in this
for general aviation in our country, event.
Furthermore, thousands of visitors had the
opportunity to learn about our society through the distribution of
promotional leaflets and through slideshows projected throughout the
weekend. Our societys booth was appropriately decorated with 16 of our
members general aviation themed photographs which apparently caught the
visitors eye and received favorable comments.
© Konstantinos Zervos
During these three days a large number of our
members took the time to visit the exhibition and to drop by our booth. We
appreciate all the positive comments and suggestions we received and we
would especially like to thank all those who submitted a membership
application proving that our presence within the Aviation world has found
its way and that we can help all our friends come closer to fulfilling their
This event was a very good opportunity for
many of us to visit once more the Hellenic Air Force Museum and wander
around the hangar and ramp. We took the time to marvel their new exhibits.
We would like to thank the Museum staff and especially Mr. Markopoulos for
their help and for sharing their knowledge and expertise with us.
We would like to thank A.O.P.A. Hellas
President Mrs. Yiouli Kalafati for the excellent collaboration and the great
interest that was manifested on our club since our first contacts. We are
willing to carry on with this collaboration whenever such an opportunity
presents itself. We would also like to thank the President of the event
organizing committee Mrs. Marina Tzompanaki and A.O.P.A. Hellas Treasurer
Mr. Vasilis Kostas for their help and their cooperation.
© Giorgos Sfingas