Garmin Aviation Heads to AERO Friedrichshafen

This week, our aviation team travels to Friedrichshafen, Germany, for what many consider to be the international annual meeting place for general aviation. The AERO Friedrichshafen show spans Wednesday, April 20 – Saturday April 23, and draws 600 exhibitors from 35 countries and 33,000 visitors from all over the world. We’ll be on hand showing off our latest experimental, certified and portable product offerings.

With the convention happening so close to the Red Bull Air Race in Spielberg, pilots Pete McLeod and Hannes Arch will fly in to Friedrichshafen Wednesday, April 20. McLeod and Arch will be explaining how to fly like a Red Bull pilot, and signing autographs at our booth. Afterward, they will return to Spielberg and continue preparations for the race, taking place April 23-24.

Pete and Hannes

German musician, pilot and Garmin advocate Smudo will also be attending the show. On Thursday, April 21, he will be presenting a Q & A discussion at the AERO main stage, followed by signing autographs at the Garmin booth.


We’re also offering daily seminars that cover our latest products. Be sure to stop into our booth located in Hall A6, stand 201 and 205, catch a seminar to take advantage of our Seminar Bucks discount program for select avionics, and learn about our latest promotions. Check out our complete schedule below, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest show updates.

Dates Time Event/Daily Seminar


Wednesday April 20


Pete McLeod & Hannes Arch: Flying Like A Red Bull Pilot (followed by autographs at Garmin booth) Main Stage

Thursday, April 21


Smudo Q & A Session (followed by autographs at the Garmin booth) Main Stage

April 20 – April 23


Seminar: What’s New at Garmin*  Hall A6, Stand 201 and 205

April 20 – April 23


Seminar: Flying with Updated Avionics (presented in German)*   Hall A6, Stand 201 and 205

April 20 – April 23


Seminar: Flying with Portables*   Hall A6, Stand 201 and 205

April 20 – April 23


Seminar: Latest Avionics for Experimental Aircraft*   Hall A6, Stand 201 and 205

April 20 – April 23


Seminar: Flying with Upgraded Avionics*   Hall A6, Stand 201 and 205

April 20 – April 23


Seminar: Flying with Portables and iPads (presented in German)*   Hall A6, Stand 201 and 205

*Seminar Bucks available toward the purchase of select Garmin avionics