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10/21/05 - WILMA FORCES OFFICIALS TO POSTPONE SEBRING SPORT PILOT EXPO
Event Rescheduled for January 12-15, 2006
Deciding it is better to be safe than sorry, the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Advisory Board has postponed next week’s event at Sebring, Florida, because of the approaching Hurricane Wilma.
The event, scheduled for October 27-30 at the Sebring Regional Airport, will be held instead January 12-15 at the same location. The Board’s official announcement released Friday morning, October 21, said the new dates were chosen in consideration of other planned aviation events, including two EAA Sport Pilot Tour stops (McKinney, Texas, November 12, and Camarillo, California, December 3), as well as the approaching holiday season. Expo Board Chairman Bob Wood said Thursday that this was the prudent thing to do. “We don't want to face a situation where the hurricane might render our locality without power and communication services and put exhibitors and visitors in a bad situation,” he said. All manufacturers registered for the Expo will be contacted.
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Advisory Board Official Statement:
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Advisory Board has determined that due to the potential impact of Hurricane Wilma we must delay our event. Considering other aviation events scheduled and the approaching holiday period we have decided to reschedule for the period January 12-15, 2006. We realize that this will inconvenience people who have made plans to attend, however it is not possible to continue with the plan to stage the event next week. We will be in contact with all exhibitors who have registered for the October 27-30 period. We hope that they will reschedule for the new dates, but if not we will fully refund their fee. We apologize for any difficulties that this rescheduling will cause, however we simply do not feel that we can conduct a professional event if we do not take this action.