Author Archives: Diana Ries

Julie Clark, Award-winning Aerobatic Pilot, to Speak at Sebring Expo 2018

Julie Clark, among the first women pilots employed by a major airline and known by many as the First Lady of the air shows, just keeps racking up the awards. 2017 is Julie’s 38th consecutive year as a solo aerobatic Air Show pilot, a remarkable achievement. As her dear friend, the incomparable and legendary Bob

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4,433,772 miles in 163 orbits of the Earth, and that was just on the Endeavor…

There are go-getters, there are high achievers, and then there is our 2018 Keynote Speaker. Presenting Dr. Story Musgrave. 30 year astronaut with NASA. Inducted into the Astronaut Hall Of Fame in 2003. Flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight. Served with the U. S. Marines where he

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WAI’s Peggy Chabrian to speak at Expo 2018

Expo is thrilled to have Dr. Peggy Chabrian as a forum speaker for the 2018 event. Dr. Chabrian will be speaking on Friday, January 26th.  Her topics are: “Everything You Wanted to Know About Learning to Flying, But Were Afraid to Ask.” and “Would a Real Lady Fly an Airplane? Women in Aviation, Past, Present, and Future.” A

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It’s Official!

Sebring Expo’s Event Exhibitor layout is finally ready for “Prime Time”! We’ve got some surprises we can’t wait to share. Call 863-991-4213 or email if you want to talk about your exhibitor space. Download a PDF of the layout.

This Speaker is as COMPELLING as it gets.

Captain Rahmani, first female fixed-wing pilot in the Afghan Air Force Slated to be KEY NOTE at U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2018.

Aspirations and accomplishments run wide and deep in some people. Capt. Niloofar Rahmani is one of those people. As the first female fixed-wing pilot in the Afghan Air Force, she has a life that reads like a movie.

Special Anniversary offer from In Flight USA

In Flight USA plans to have special circulation at the Sebring Expo 2018. Please consider our inside front cover advertising special for the July 2017-January 2018 issues. For $300, you will have a full-color ad with bleed in a great spot. We will run a press release about your business and will give you an online banner ad. For more information, email 

World Directory of Light Aviation Returns as Media Partner for Sebring Expo 2018

Thank you for WDLA for your continued support of Sebring’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. ABOUT WDLA The World Directory of Light Aviation guide covers aircraft from microlights to certified, homebuilts to helicopters—all organized into relevant sections and a standardized display of information on power plant, fuel load, number of seats, MTOW, top speed etc. Subscribe online

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INTRODUCING HENDRICKS: The new MASCOT for Sebring’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, a Playful Choice While Paying Homage to Area Aviation History.

MAY 18, 2017, Sebring Florida – Today SAA staff and Executive Director, Mike Willingham and his team proudly present Hendricks, the new MASCOT to represent all that is exciting, educational and fun about Sebring’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo.

Hendricks who is (clearly) colorful and dynamic embodies many of the same traits as the hundreds of aviators and aviation enthusiasts that attend the iconic event every year!

The name Hendricks is a historical one and pays homage to the B-17 pilot school that once operated near Sebring – Hendricks Field. The flight school operated from 1942 to 1945 and was named in honor of 1st lt. Laird Woodruff Hendricks, Jr.

SAA and City of Sebring hosted the Mayor of Anyang City, Henan Province of the People’s Republic of China

May 3, 2017, Sebring, Florida—Last Thursday Sebring Airport Authority (SAA) and the City of Sebring were hosts to Chinese Delegates from the Aero Sport Association (ASA) in Anyang City, Henan Province in the People’s Republic of China. The purpose of the meeting was to further develop the relationship between the two countries’ aviation industries and

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