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
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
The Expo will operate on its normal schedule on Saturday. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. as originally planned.
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
Sunshine, airplanes, and airplane noise … who wouldn’t be happy! The 2016 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is off to a great start. While the day started out a bit chilly, the sun warmed the day nicely. Tomorrow’s weather looks even better. A few vendors were still making their way to the field this morning, but
Expo Director Jana Filip has finalized the Expo’s manufacturer showcase flight schedule. Showcase flights will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. Check out when the aircraft you’re interested in may be flying!
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
We encourage you to check this website often for updates in these final days leading up to the 12th annual Expo. New exhibitors continue to be added to the Registered Exhibitors list, and changes also continue to be made to the Forum schedule as presenter’s schedules change. For example, the “Drone Laws and Regulations” forum scheduled
If winter is getting you down, you still have time to make plans to attend the 12th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. It starts in one week on Wednesday, January 20, and concludes on Saturday, January 23, on the Sebring Regional Airport. Currently, the 10-day forecast is predicting sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s,
Are you considering building a light-sport or amateur-built aircraft? Have you wondered what the inside of aircraft kit factory looks like? If so, Zenith Aircraft provides you an inside peek at their Mexico, Missouri, facility. And recent visitor, Rebecca Riley, details her recent visit there. As Zenith Aircraft President Sebastien Heintz says, “There’s no greater thrill than flying an aircraft that you built.” Check out their video to learn more. You can meet the Zenith team and see their aircraft at this year’s Expo. The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo thanks Zenith Aircraft for its 5th consecutive year of being a major sponsor of the event. – Click the article title or the above photo to read more.