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Old 04-05-2022, 02:55 PM
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Old 04-05-2022, 04:25 PM
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Vans had a 10 and 14A in their booth. I understand that the company is focused on getting kits out the door, but the booth was quite underwhelming for them being the leader in EAB aircraft. They had a few hats and shirts for sale but otherwise not much.
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Old 04-05-2022, 05:04 PM
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Vans had a 10 and 14A in their booth. I understand that the company is focused on getting kits out the door, but the booth was quite underwhelming for them being the leader in EAB aircraft. They had a few hats and shirts for sale but otherwise not much.
They have been de-emphasizing SnF for several years now. SnF ain't what it used to be from an Experimental standpoint.
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Old 04-05-2022, 05:23 PM
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Yeah, the problem is a lot of vendors have a limited budget for these kind of events. They long since figured out that the return for the SnF investment was marginal at best. For some the decision has been to skip SnF altogether and focus only on Osh. For others with deeper pockets, like Vans, they show up but with a significantly scaled back presence. It is what it is.

As for the show, I was only there briefly today, but the vendor areas seemed robust, especially compared to last year and the crowd pretty large for a Tuesday. I work in the volunteer kitchen where we make sandwiches for all of the volunteers and orders for today were up at least 30% from last year. All that means is there’s an up tick in the number of volunteers but it’s a indicator that this might be a really good SnF this year. Weather is looking good for tomorrow and crappy Thursday (front coming through) but the weekend looks fantastic (highs in the 70s which is mild for us this time of year) so with the Thunderbirds here over the weekend I predict an awesome finish.
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Old 04-05-2022, 06:14 PM
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The vendor pay anywhere from $1500+ to $2500+ depending on where they are located in buildings. Or more so they have to sell a lot of merchandise. Vendors like Vans have to get people to buy kits. Caps and t-shirts won’t pay for a space.
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Old 04-05-2022, 06:17 PM
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Vans had a 10 and 14A in their booth. I understand that the company is focused on getting kits out the door, but the booth was quite underwhelming for them being the leader in EAB aircraft. They had a few hats and shirts for sale but otherwise not much.
They're saving it all up for the 50th Anniversary bash on Monday night at Airventure!
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Old 04-05-2022, 06:18 PM
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The vendor pay anywhere from $1500+ to $2500+ depending on where they are located in buildings. Or more so they have to sell a lot of merchandise. Vendors like Vans have to get people to buy kits. Caps and t-shirts won’t pay for a space.
Plus the travel, food, and lodging costs which is more than the booth cost. Aurora’s a heck of a long way from Lakeland.
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Old 04-05-2022, 07:43 PM
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In a tragic turn, Peachy's Bakery the giant donut vendor, was not there today and rumored not to be coming at all...Made the hangar walk very tough without my morning sugar rush!
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I'm heading east in the morning, should be about 6 hours nonstop for me at 17,000', burning about 45 gallons. See you soon!
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Old 04-05-2022, 09:19 PM
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RVs Get sold on performance, not talk. I’d guess a majority of us built/bought em without visiting any Vans booth. No need for them to spend excessive dollars.
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