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08/24/04 - PRESENTERS, EXHIBITORS, AIRCRAFT LINE UP FOR OCTOBER LIGHT-SPORT EXPO
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, scheduled for October 28-31 at Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport, is shaping up as a significant source of late-breaking information on sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA). All 70 allotted exhibitor slots have sold out, requiring organizers to add more to satisfy the high demand.
This event will bring together LSA aircraft and kit manufacturers, component providers, dealers, flight schools, mechanic services, parts suppliers, insurance providers, and others with possible business interests in this exciting new field. Several types of eligible LSAs, including fixed-wing, weight-shift trikes, and powered parachutes, will be on display both inside and outside the airport facility. These aircraft will also conduct continual flight demos during the event.
Several well-known authorities and industry leaders will present SP/LSA and other informational forums during the event, which is being presented by Chrysler. Confirmed are Sue Gardner and Marty Weaver from the FAA; Dan Schultz of ASTM International; John and Martha King of the King Schools; Phil Lockwood of Lockwood Aviation Supply; and Jimmy Zavez, John Calla, Loctite Corp.; and Larry Burke of the Light Aircraft Manufacturing Association (LAMA). Several EAA representatives, led by President Tom Poberezny, also plan to attend the Expo.
EAA members who present a current membership card are admitted for $8 per day and $25 for the full event (Thursday-Sunday). General admission per day is $10 and $30 for all four days. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free.
For more information and updates, stay tuned to the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo website, www.sport-aviation-expo.com, or visit EAA’s sport pilot website, www.sportpilot.org.