U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Just Around the Corner
The 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is set for January 16-19 in Sebring, Florida.
December 19, 2013 - The 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is coming up fast - January 16-19, 2014 - at the Sebring Regional Airport (SEB) in Florida.
This year will feature more than 160 exhibitors displaying homebuilt and light-sport aircraft, aviation accessories, a wide variety of avionics, and more. A full slate of aviation forums is also scheduled.
Expo organizers are extending a special invitation to homebuilders to fly their aircraft to Sebring during the Expo, and those interested in displaying their homebuilts can call 863-655-6455 to reserve a parking space. Also call to arrange under-the-wing camping.
Attendees will see a variety of aircraft in flight during the daily manufacturer showcases, and demo flights will also be available. Stewart Aircraft Covering Systems will present a hands-on workshop demonstrating the benefits of that covering system.
Daily speakers will offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about aviation past and present at 1:30 each day in the Show Center Tent. On Thursday, January 16, EAA Homebuilt Community Manager Charlie Becker will discuss how homebuilding saved general aviation. On Friday, Craig Fuller, chairman of the board for Redbird Flight Simulations and former AOPA president, will discuss the future of LSA.
At 1:30 on Saturday, January 19, Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray will speak about his 15 combat missions over Europe during World War II flying a Red Tail P-51 with the 332nd Fighter Group along with his experiences before, during, and after the war.
"We're excited to open the expo to homebuilt aircraft and welcome more visitors to our event," said Expo Director Jana Filip. "We're hoping for great weather and a wonderful time for people to share their love of aviation." Last year's expo drew more than 16,000 visitors.
Learn more about the event at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo website.