Morning fog slowly burned down as the sun climbed up the horizon as the US Sport Aviation Expo welcome Light Sport Aircraft community. The pleasant temperature around 80 degrees keep things amazing for aviation enthusiast as they flock up at the Sebring Regional Airport in central Florida.
Things are quite different from previous year, when rain and wind turned out to be spoil sport for the five-day event. This year show organizers can expect some cloudiness and may be some sprinkle, but it will not be like in 2016.
This is good news not only for visitors but also for nearly 100 exhibitors who will showcase their offering to LSA lovers. Aircrafts manufacturers that will be seen here include Zenith, Pipistrel, Flight Design, Just Aircraft, Jabiru, Glasair, CubCrafters, Bristell and others.
European manufacturers such as Lockwood Aviation and Italy’s Tecnam, who are based at the Sebring Airport, will also showcase their products.
There will be plenty of things to do and see as dozens of workshops and seminars will be held during five day period.
One of the highlights of the show will be Multi GP sanctioned drone race. It is first ever at an aviation event. Top pilots have the chance to win $5,000 in the main race on Saturday, January 28th.
Another salient feature of the Sebring Expo show will be a two-day hands-on kit aircraft building workshop from Zenith Aircraft. In this workshop, you can experience building a rudder assembly of Zenith aircraft from a standard kit.
For a one hour period starting from 12:30 – 1:30 PM a hands-on workshop seminar and demonstration will also be organized daily at the Zenith Aircraft workshop tent.
Anatomy of New Midair Collision
Last year, flight instructor H. Paul Shuch was flying home from Sport Aviation Expo, that’s when he experienced a close encounter with another aircraft. The uncomfortable incident ended with a broken aircraft and bruised ego.
Paul will discuss the flight and the new midair collision (NMAC) in the FAA WINGS qualifying seminar. He will also share the aftereffects of the incident and the lessons learned by him.
Forum area #2, Saturday 9:30 – 10:30