Banyan Pilot Shop, The World’s Largest Pilot Shop, returns to SUN ‘n FUN this year in a bigger and better booth (LD-11) which is located next to the FAA building. Several activities are planned, including meet and greet events, drawings for thousands of dollars in prizes as well as unique products not available anywhere else.
Popular YouTube sensation, Steveo1kinevo will be stopping by daily to visit. Steveo is a professional pilot that flies a TBM850, Quest Kodiak, and Cessna Grand Caravans. He makes Flight VLOG’s on YouTube and enjoys sharing his passion of aviation with others.
Another meet and greet is planned for Friday, April 5 at 13:30 with Michael Goulian. Michael is a national champion aviator and an Alpina Brand Ambassador. Alpina is the manufacturer of Swiss watches capable of bi-directional communication with iPhone and Android apps. A selection of Alpina watches will be available in the Banyan Pilot Shop booth and a drawing for an orange Alpiner X watch valued at $1,095 will be held.
In addition to Alpina watches, Citizen Watches will have their entire Blue Angels Watch Collection on display and available for purchase. A drawing will be held for a special autographed Blue Angels watch.
Bose and Lightspeed headsets will be available for purchase along with humorous t-shirts and unique aviation leggings from Radar Contact. To beat the heat from the sun, there will be refreshing Frosty Towels ready for purchase. These are a 100% natural cotton, anti-bacterial cold towels with pure plant essentials oils and extracts to cool you down for several hours.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism will have representation in the Banyan Pilot Shop booth to answer questions about how easy it is to fly to the Bahamas. Banyan’s representatives will also be available to discuss flying to the Bahamas and why Banyan is a great choice as a gateway FBO to and from the Islands. Another guest, Dave Lombardo, founder of ATC Memes and host of the popular podcast, Aviation LO Down, will be working in the booth alongside the Banyan team.
Photo opportunities in the Banyan Pilot Shop booth include life-size cutouts of Steveo and Michael Goulian, plus a fun aviation-themed wooden photo prop. Take a photo in the booth, post it on social media using the unique hashtag to receive a special carbon monoxide detector.