U.S. Sport Aviation Expo has added Dr. Story Musgrave to the line-up of inspirational guests for January. He will be regaling youth in YAZ (Youth Aviators Zone) about his remarkable story, “Lessons of Life”. Story Musgrave was born in 1935 on a dairy farm in Stockbridge, MA. He was in the forests alone at age
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo debuted unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs … aka drones) at last year’s event. “This year we have upped the Ante. AirOps Inc. and CineVista Media have joined up with Sebring, and we’ve added the first known large scale MultiGP sanctioned Drone Race at an aviation event (FAA approval pending),” enthused Expo Director,
November 10, 2016, Sebring, Florida—U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Highlands County Tourist Development Council. The grant’s focus will be on attracting visitors from key drive markets surrounding Sebring. “We are delighted to be able to support the 13th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring. Year after year,
Yingling Aviation has chosen Air Orlando Aircraft Sales to showcase the upgraded version of its comprehensively remanufactured Ascend 172 light single engine aircraft at the January 25-28 Expo.
Air Orlando will sell the Ascend 172 and provide localized, rapid and responsive support to its customers, based on the same standards and procedures established at Yingling. Potential customers, especially flight schools and flying clubs, are looking for quick, responsive—and local service providers and maintenance expertise that will keep their re-manufactured airplanes performing at peak efficiency. Air Orlando will be that company for the southeast for Yingling.
What we’re excited about: Waiz, the first civilian female pilot from Afghanistan, seeks to empower women around the globe in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as she makes a historic solo flight around the world. Along the route, Waiz will team with inspiring women, and together they’ll host outreach events focused on careers in
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.
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo officials today announced that the 2015 event will switch to a Wednesday through Saturday format (as opposed to its former Thursday through Sunday format). Expo Director Jana Filip explained the change, “We’ve observed that attendance on Sunday traditionally has been lower than other exhibit days, and our survey results indicated our visitors from around the country like to fly home on Sunday. So, amending our dates seemed like the best way to offer a better event for both our exhibitors and our visitors…and it’s good for our volunteers, too!” Filip noted that other major aviation events have moved to similar formats with good success. “We think this schedule will be better for everyone.”