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Eight individuals have accepted the invitation to participate in the second sport pilot examiner (SPE) course, to be held in Sebring, Florida, on March 21-26. Marty Weaver, manager of FAA’s Light-Sport Aviation Branch, announced the candidate’s names today.

The eight include five EAA ultralight instructor/examiners: John Ballantyne, Union Bridge, Maryland, weight-shift control (WSC); Sean Curry, Wautoma, Wisconsin, airplane single-engine (ASE); Earl Downs, Cushing, Oklahoma, ASE; James Leon, Peotone, Illinois, powered parachute (PPC); and James MacLeay, Morristown, Tennessee, PPC. The three other participants are: Charles Burgoon, Houston, Texas, WSC; Robert Comperini, Lancaster, California, ASE; and George Methvin, Marietta, Georgia, ASE.

Currently 10 more SPE training sessions are planned for the remainder of this year. To learn the requirements to become an SPE, visit the Light-Sport Aviation Branch’s website at
http://afs600.faa.gov/, and click on “Sport Pilot Documents.”

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