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Keynote Speaker Announced for Expo 2017

Aviation safety speaker and AOPA columnist, Rod Machado will be one of Expo’s Keynote Speakers for 2017. As the author of numerous flight-training textbooks, including Rod Machado’s Sport Pilot Handbook, he knows a thing or two about learning to fly. Rod will also be presenting two programs on Thursday, January 26, and two programs on Friday, January 27.

World Fuel Services Sponsorship for 2017

“World Fuel Services is excited to be a sponsor for the 13th annual Expo event,”  stated Wesley Earl, Aviation Sales Manager, World Fuel Services. About World Fuels World Fuel is a global leader in fuel logistics, specializing in the marketing, sale and distribution of marine, aviation and land fuel products and related services. Learn More

Sebring’s Expo to Announce New Dates and Director for 2017

February 1, 2016, Sebring, FL—The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will begin plans for 2017 with a new Director as Jana Filip has moved on to new opportunities and increased family time. Sebring Regional Airport (SRA) Executive Director Mike Willingham said, “SRA appreciates Jana’s dedication to the event over the past five years.” This year’s event

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Expo 2016 – Thursday and Beyond

By Mary Jones and Marino Boric “May you live in interesting times.” Jack Hodgson quoted that Chinese saying when he opened this year’s industry panel discussion on Thursday afternoon, and ironically that saying proved to be the “theme” for the rest of Expo 2016. Following a successful opening day on Wednesday (see Wednesday’s report), Thursday

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Threatening Weather Closes Expo for Friday

The U.S.Sport Aviation Expo is closed for the day because of threatening weather. Ticket sales are suspended per the direction of the Sebring Airport Executive Director. A decision will be made at 1 p.m. today regarding activity for tomorrow, Saturday, January 23. EAA Chapter 1240’s banquet will be held as scheduled this evening at the

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EAA Chapter 1240 to Host “Mr. Floatplane” at Friday Banquet

The Sebring EAA Chapter 1240 will again hold a fund-raising banquet during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, and this year’s featured speaker is J.J. Frey, known throughout the country as “Mr. Floatplane.” Mr. Frey is the author of How to Fly Floats, long considered the bible of floatplane operations. Published in the early 1970s, more

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