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Join CDR Barry W. Hull, USNR (Retired), at the 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo where he will be speaking each morning at 9:30 AM. Seminar attendees will qualify for FAA Wings credit. Find out more here: http://www.pilotjudgment.com/ or email airmail@pilotjudgment.com...

FMA will provide live music daily during lunch in the Show Center Tent, powered by Aviators Hot Line, January 16th through the 19th. Additionally, FMA will staff an information table, present Symphony in the Sky: A Correlation between Aviation and Music, and be on the air with Expo Radio everyday at 10:30am. Listen daily at 10:30am to interviews on Expo Radio online at www.liveatc.net/expo with FMA life member Dave Shallbetter....

The Multi-Format E-Book will be released shortly after Expo. While the Aero-News and Kindred Spirit Press crews are working diligently on both the upcoming 3rd Edition of the SportPlane Resource Guide and the all-new AeroSports Guide books, they are aware of the need for some intro information to provide guidance now to those looking at the many offerings available to the LSA and SportPlane enthusiast. With this in mind, ANN CEO Jim Campbell has also started work on a SportPlane Mini-Guide that will be offered FREE to the SportPlane community shortly after the conclusion of this year’s Sebring Sport Aviation Expo. Highly detailed and heavily illustrated, the SPRG Mini-Guide will provide solid basic info about the why’s and wherefores of the LSA industry, as well as a rudimentary overview of the operational spectrum accorded today’s sport pilots. Provided as an E-Book and available in either Kindle, EPUB or PDF formats,...

Sebring Seaplane Base Sponsored by U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, Seaplane Pilots Association FREE TRANSPORTATION January 17 -19, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 10am – 2pm EVENT LOCATION: Sunset Grille Restaurant on Lake Jackson: 863-471-3900 2650 US 27 South, Sebring, Florida 33870, N27-28.400 W081-27.000. 6 N.M. North West of Sebring Airport (KSEF). FOOD & DRINKS: 11am - 10pm, with a great selection of hot and cold meals. UNICOM: Lake Jackson recommends Unicom 123.40 Left hand traffic, uncontrolled air space & waterway. Sebring airport frequency 122.70. PARKING: 100 + Seaplanes at the event. This 2 mile plus in diameter beautiful crystal clear spring feed lake has white sand and green grass at the shore line. ACCOMMODATIONS: Inn On The Lakes: 863-471-9400 3101 Golfview Road, Sebring Florida 33870 Full Restaurant and Bar, On little lake Jackson with seaplane parking. Residence Inn Marriott: 863-314...

Published on Jan 3, 2014 http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com By Dan Johnson, December 19, 2013 (Article updated) One of the most recognized aircraft in the LSA space is the SportCruiser, which ranks high on our LSA Market Share ranking (2012 figures). Solid in the #4 spot, they are likely to move up with another decent year in 2013, thanks to what some might call the "halo effect" of having had the Piper name on the airplane (photo) for a year, and now, a new owner. Don Ayers retired and handed the reins to his partner and new company president, Patrick Arnzen. Some thought that Piper's quick in and out might be a negative, but that would be incorrect. Ayers once told me that his operation was the key company before Piper, during Piper, and after Piper so not much really changed other than temporarily wearing the Vero Beach company's colors and gaining from their promotion. ...

AOPA recently held a “popular vote” poll promoted to almost 400,000 members to determine the top 10 apps in aviation.  Editors selected a long list of nominations and members voted, including some write-in contenders.  With a tremendous response, SocialFlight was ranked #4 from a list of over 30 nominations, including write-in votes....

Dan Johnson gives us a quick look at the CGS Hawk, line of ultralight and light sport and experimental amateurbuilt aircraft from CGS Aviation during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held at the Sebring Regional Airport Sebring Florida. he Hawk series from CGS Aviation is one of our light aviation stalwarts. With more than 1,500 flying since 1983, Hawk is well established and enjoys a great accident record. It flies wonderfully but what may be Hawk's best sales feature in these days of $130,000 LSA is the l-o-w price....

Expert forums, free mini-guides, extra news coverage (including Airborne), and much more awaits January 16th-19th event Many have called sport and personal aviation the very foundation of the aviation world — and the staff of the Aero-News Network and the SportPlane Resource Guide quite agree. Explained ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, "the already impressive history of coverage that ANN and the SPRG have given the event are to be augmented... significantly." "Sport Aviation, and the still-as-yet unrealized potential of the LSA and SportPlane segment, really need all the attention and accurate coverage they can get. With this year's advent of the first volumes of the SportPlane Resource Guide, as well as additional SportPlane coverage on ANN and via the AeroSports Resource Guide, we intend to raise the bar ever farther... but with the highest quality of information available." Current plans include the shooting of two, and...

We wish to thank Coronado Solar for providing the solar powered P.A. Stand for our January event. Coronado Solar is a full service Solar Installer located in Florida. Their service area is from Ocala to the FL Keys. They install Solar Electric Systems (PV), Solar Hot Water Heaters, and Solar Pool Heaters. Many of their clients enjoy having a (Zero) electric bill. System prices have come down dramatically and their clients are seeing double digit returns on their investment. Coronado Solar also offers financing options. All of their solar systems qualify for the federal tax credit of 30% and businesses are entitled to claim the depreciation on the system that is an additional 30% of the cost. Click here to get more details....

The standard tricycle gear of the Zenith CH750 provides excellent handling in light snow, as demonstrated here: http://youtu.be/LG-t7A3suL8 More info on the all-metal Zenith CH 750 kit plane:http://www.zenithair.com/...