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Flight Design has renewed its commitment and support of the annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, returning again as an Elite Sponsor for the 2015 event. Expo Director Jana Filip welcomed Flight Design’s return as a sponsor, saying, “We are delighted with Flight Design’s continuing support and recognition of our event.” Tom Peghiny of Flight Design said, “We were very pleased with our company’s results from Expo 2014 and we’re happy to continue our sponsorship of this event. We came away from Expo 2014 with very qualified customers. We believe the Sebring Expo is the right balance between a trade show for professionals and a fun show for the public. The cost-to-lead ratio from Expo offers a very good return and that makes us happy to continue our support of this event.” Flight Design was the second company to earn FAA approval of a light-sport aircraft (LSA) in 2005 and since then continuously has been one of the ind...

The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is the proud recipient of a 2013 Wolf Aviation Fund grant to assist in acknowledging and strengthening the bonds between aviation and music. The Wolf Aviation Fund awarded this grant to encourage the Flying Musicians Association to continue its outreach to youth of all ages along with its program of understanding, “Symphony in the Skies: a Correlation between Aviation and Music.” John Zapp, a co-founder of FMA, said, "We are grateful for the Wolf Fund grant and believe that other industry leaders will see this as a positive step thus encouraging their own generous donations towards assisting FMA in our goals to inspire, educate, and encourage.  We will vigorously continue to seek additional funding from both the aviation and the music communities, to promote growth, both personal and industry wide." Wolf Aviation Fund Executive Director Rol Murrow added, "The Wolf Aviation Foundati...

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Director Jana Filip announced today that SportairUSA LC of Little Rock, Arkansas, has committed as an Elite Sponsor for the 2015 Sebring Expo. SportairUSA markets six light-sport aircraft (LSA), including: * The TL Sting 4 – a low-wing, carbon-fiber LSA - The TL Sirius – a high-wing companion to the Sting http://sting.aero/ * The Zlin Cub-Savage line -- including the Cub, Classic, Cruiser, and Titan Stroker - The Savage Bobber – a motorcycle of the air http://cub.aero/ * The SeaRey Amphibian – a high-wing amphibian LSAhttp://www.waterbirds.com/ * The Tecnam Snap! – an aerobatic LSA http://snap.aero/ SportairUSA has been serving the aviation community since 1990 and selling light-sport aircraft since 2004. The company re-assembles and individually flight tests each aircraft upon receipt from the factory. SportAir also offers transition training for pilots purchasing aircraft. Spo...

As exhibitors, partners, and sponsors renew their contracts for the 2015 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, Expo Director Jana Filip announced the “after hours” programming currently scheduled for next year’s event, set for Wednesday through Saturday, January 14-17, 2015. On Tuesday evening, January 13, following set-up day for exhibitors, the Expo will host an Exhibitor Opening Reception in the Sebring Regional Airport Lobby from 5 to 7 p.m. On Wednesday evening, January 14 … opening day … the Light Aircraft Manufacturer’s Association (LAMA) will hold its annual gathering at the Show Center tent from 5 to 7 p.m. On Friday evening, January 16, local EAA Chapter 1240 will serve a fund-raising dinner at the Chapter’s hangar on Sebring Regional Airport. On Sunday afternoon, the Expo team will host a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the Show Center tent from 1 to 3 p.m. Make your plans now to attend the 11th annual ...

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.” Expo 2015 New Dates - Press Release...

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will take place Wednesday, January 14 to Saturday, January 17, 2015. Please mark your calendars! ...

The 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo drew to a close on Sunday afternoon, January 19, after one of the most successful runs in the event’s 10-year history. Abundant sunshine all four days made a pleasing backdrop for the great variety of aircraft that enjoyed lots of flight time throughout the weekend. Pictured at left, the RANS S-20 Raven, which made its debut at the show, is shown flying over the Expo grounds on Saturday evening. Photo by Jim Koepnick. Sebring Regional Airport Director Mike Willingham called the event the smoothest running ever and offered his appreciation to Expo Director Jana Filip and her husband Gary, who manage the event. “Operationally, everything ran near flawlessly, and that’s thanks to Jana and Gary’s efforts.” Willingham also lauded the work of the 240 Expo volunteers who oversee the myriad of details necessary to keep an event like the Expo running, and he stated that gate traffic ...

Day two of the 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is in the books, and it was great day for aviation shopping. Abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures brought lots of aviation enthusiasts to the Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring, FL, to visit with the 140 exhibitors on site. A casual survey of visitors showed that people from all over the United States were attending this year’s event looking for an airplane or other aviation equipment to purchase. Throughout the day, we encountered shoppers from New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota, Kentucky, New Jersey, and numerous snowbirds visiting Florida who timed their trip to participate in this year’s Expo. In addition, we met people from South America and the United Kingdom, visiting Expo to narrow their choice of airplanes. “The Expo is a great place to see all the light-sport aircraft that are available, and it’s easy to get a demo flight here. That’s what...

Photographs courtesy of Jim Koepnick: jimkoepnick@mac.com...

New for Expo! Mobility Scooters and Wagons for rent daily. Scooters: $50 per day Wagons: $10 per day All can be rented at the Accessibility Parking Lot (“AA”) on Map Click here for more details about Scootarounds....