13th Annual Sebring Expo a Whopping Success!

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo kicked off on Wednesday January 25 with glorious weather that continued for all four days.

Visitors and exhibitors raved about the new layout and entrance through the Sebring Airport Terminal. Said Bill Shannon, attendee from Palm Beach County, “Been coming the last four years…best layout seen ever this year …Loved the entrance through the (airport) terminal.”

Wes Chumley of Stemme had this to say about the event, “I spoke to 200 or 300 people every day. Way busier than last year. And, Beverly made it really easy to get in here with my plane which has a very huge wingspan.”

Andy Wall, CEO of AutoGyro exclaimed, “We have three contracts from the show and a new dealership on board as a result of being at Sebring’s Aviation Expo.”

Zenith Aircraft’s daily rudder workshop was completely filled and attendees were thrilled to have the opportunity to build their own rudder.

Over 700 students from area schools came to hear famous aviators who defied the odds, and built remarkable aviation-related careers: Shaesta Waiz, Patty Wagstaff, Jamail Larkins, La’Shanda Holmes and Melissa Mathiasen.

Hobbico held a special Vusion Spec Race in partnership with Multi GP on Saturday. The DroneZone was the place to be to watch the drone racing live during the four-day event. The winner of the $3,500 Vusion Spec Race was Ivan Rodriguez “EnvyAstro”, and the winner of the DroneZone $10,000 grand prize was Cain “Mad-Air” Madere.

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