Expo 2011 was dedicated to a “Salute to Veterans”.
This included reduced admission for veterans on
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Exhibitors, Sponsors, Media and Local Officials Reception:
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 the Expo Staff hosted a reception at Sebring Regional Airport terminal. This event was to recognize those who make this event possible, those in the LSA business and to our sponsors. In keeping with honoring our veterans, the theme of this past year’s reception was “Wednesday Evening at the USO”. Music was be provided by Gary Filip, legendary Chicago piano bar entertainer. Check out his website at www.garyfilipmusic.com. Gary will be joined by vocalist Marti Catodiferro.
Volunteer Recognition Dinner:
The Expo staff held a dinner, sponsored by Sweetbay Supermarket on Friday January 21, 2010 to recognize those without whom the event could not be held. The theme of the dinner was “Friday Night at the USO”. The purpose was to recognize those who have volunteered their time and effort to make the Expo a success. Music was provided by Gary Filip. Gary was be joined by vocalist Marti Catodiferro. The speaker was be Walt Troyer, a long-time aviation enthusiast, pilot and plane re-builder. Dinner was in the LAMA Tent, sponsored by AeroShell
LAMA Dinner and Meeting:
At this, the largest gathering of LSA professionals anywhere, LAMA hosted a dinner and meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2011. This dinner was sponsored by Aviators Hotline, an outstanding publication which provides continual support for LAMA and the US Sport Aviation Expo. Guest speaker was Craig Fuller, AOPA President. Dinner in the LAMA tent was sponsored by AeroShell.
Breakfast for Exhibitors:
A “Paris Sidewalk Café” Breakfast for Exhibitors was the theme of the Sebring Airport Authority’s booth at the Expo. A delicious Quiche or Continental Breakfast was served daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. This delicious and exciting event was catered by Peppercorns, a great place in Lake Placid.
The Expo conducted a raffle during the event. Grand prize was a Garmin GPSMap696. Other prizes included limited edition prints by James Dietz and Randy Green, values up to $175.
Freedom Flight 2011:
At 11:00 AM on Friday, January 21, 2011 , Freedom Flight 2011 tour in support of Able Flight’s scholarships for wounded veterans arrived at the Expo. The purpose of the Tour was to meet with wounded veterans to let them know of this unique opportunity. Check out www.ableflight.org.