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Ultralights, light sport, experimental amateur built, and homebuilt aircraft at EAA's Sun N Fun 2010

I have been making the trip down to EAA's Sun N Fun now for over 30 years. I have looked forward to the trip to meet old friends that I may see only once a year, to see what is new, to see what has changed, and to keep abreast of what is happening in a sport that I so dearly love.

The introduction of Sport Pilot and the Light Sport Aircraft classification have dealt a severe blow to affordable, fun flying, grass roots aviation.

There are several reasons for this. The first is the loss of affordable two place ultralight trainers, which resulted in the loss of ultralight training facilities, and ultralight instructors.

With the two place training exemptions, membership in ultralight pilots associations has fallen, since there are no longer instructors teaching new students. Which of course has resulted in declining aircraft sales.

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So it was with some trepidation that I again made the trip down to Sun N Fun 2010. On arrival my worst fears seemed to have been realized. In years past Paradise City was a bee hive of activity as vendors hurried to find their alotted space, and set up for the upcoming show. This year things were different! Where there were once rows and rows of vendors stretching from one end of the Paradise City to the other, this year there were just two rows covering only one end of the field!

The good news was that the vendors who made the trip have been at the core of our industry for quite sometime, and by all accounts feel that they have weathered the storm and are looking forward to a prosperous future. Like a forest that has appeared to have suffered a devastating fire, the fire in fact helped to clear out some of the underbrush, and now the forest can once again begin to grow.

Let's hope that the folks that are managing the forest recognize that this is a time of growth, and act accordingly with a new two place training program aimed at aircraft that the grass roots aviator can afford to buy, build, own and fly.

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2 EQ 1 wireless aviation headsets
3 CTLS Lite - 50 lbs lighter, $20,000 cheaper
4 Aviation Explorers youth group building a KitFox III
5 Fisher Flying Products - FP 202 Koala and Dakota Hawk
6 Fisher Flying introduces a wood float kit for ultralight aircraft
7 Morane Saulnie WWI 3/4 scale replica from Airdrome Aeroplanes
8 CGS Hawk Ultra a 244 lb. legal part 103 ultralight
9 HKS turbo installation on a Corsario MK IV
10 Belite Superlite Dragon Flyer - Grand Champion Ultralight
11 Award winning Sky Cycle part 103 ultralight trike
12 Buckeye Recreation - part 103 legal Buckeye Dragonfly
13 Quicksilver MXL II Sport first experimental light sport aircraft to fly in Quatar
14 Piper Aircraft delivers their first PiperSport at Sun N Fun 2010
15 The new Sirius light sport aircraft from SportairUSA
16 The Golden Age Of Ultralight Flyers DVD
17 MidWest LSA Expo Mt. Vernon Illinois - 2010
18 Powrachutes new manufacturing facility and world wide marketing strategy
19 Maverick - flying car developed for remote area and relief work.
20 Predator Powered Parachute
21 Power Fin Propeller update

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