Midwest Light Sport Aircraft Expo

The 11th ANNUAL Midwest LSA Expo will be Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (MVN) Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Midwest LSA Expo. Inc. specifically organized the unique event to sell Light Sport Aircraft, LSA Ancillary Services, and LSA related Services.

We feel the Midwest LSA Expo is the most convenient and affordable of its type in the country. The host City and Airport are located at the crossroads of two major interstates and are 1 hour, 15 minutes by ground from Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Over 1200 hotel rooms and 60 restaurants are within three miles of the event site. Over 50% of the entire U.S. population is within an 8 hour drive from Mt. Vernon!

The infrastructure of the host airport (KMVN) is impressive, and includes the following amenities: 6500’ x 150’ main runway, five precision approaches including ILS, 9.25 acres of concrete ramp space, Class “E” airspace, and ARFF Index A safety. Event organizers have placed all aircraft exhibitor spaces on the main ramp with easy ingress and egress for demo flights.

Midwest LSA Expo. Inc. specifically created the event to educate aviators about all facets related to the LSA industry including the many different aircraft types, available engines, and LSA performance; promote the sale of LSA’s, the use of LSA aircraft for flight training and in rental fleets; and promote economic development in the southern Illinois region.

Demonstrations rides will be completed at the discretion and scheduling of the exhibitors.


Mt. Vernon, Illinois boasts over 1200 hotel rooms to fit any budget.
Rooms can be booked in the $40 per night range at Motel Six or the Cozy Inn to the $100 plus range at the Comfort Suites, Hampton, Fairfield, Holiday, and Drury Inns.
Perhaps the best feature is that all of our hotels are located in the same area of our City within walking distance from one another.
The hotels are near two shopping areas, numerous chain restaurants, and an eight screen movie theater.
Imagine a mini Las Vegas Strip right here in the Midwest (without the gambling of course)!
For lack of a better term we will call it “The Strip”.

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DoubleTree Group code is LSA

For those seeking adventure, camaraderie with other campers, or simply being outdoors, camping is available at the airport.
Campers usually prefer the beautiful lakeshore shelter area to roughing it under an airplane wing.
The shelter area is closer to the bathroom and shower facilities as well.
Please be aware only four showers are available at the airport, so this needs to be taken into consideration for all those considering camping.

No need to leave the airport. The Bonnie Café is one of the area’s most popular restaurants.
The on-site restaurant offers an massive selection of reasonably priced home cooked meals, burgers, and all day breakfast favorites.”
Over 70 restaurants are located in Mt. Vernon.
Many famous chains as well as local proprietors offer something for everyone.

Arriving in your aircraft?

Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN) is a big city airport nestled in a small town.
From LSA’s to BBJ’s, KMVN is ready to serve you!
A 6500’ x 150’ main runway with ILS and four non-precision approaches means
you can access the area in nearly any size aircraft and in nearly any weather condition.
Check us out at www.mtvernonairport.com or www.airnav.com/airport/KMVN

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Sep 10 - 12 2020


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Mt. Vernon Outland Airport
Mt. Vernon Outland Airport, Aviation Drive, Mount Vernon, IL, USA
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