Sebring Florida - The fourth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo took
place again this year at the Sebring Regional Airport, and again the
Expo continued to grow.
Unlike other aviation events that are having a hard time
attracting vendors, the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo was filled to
One of the contributing reasons for it's success has to be the
attitude of the group putting on the show.
You will not find a more friendly, helpful, or better organized group of
staff and volunteers anywhere. Vendors and visitors attending the show
found everything in place, and working like a well oiled machine.
there was a problem it was dealt with, not with an attitude - but with
understanding and cooperation, with both sides working together to come
up with a solution. This is something that has not been present in many
other aviation expositions.
This has made the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo a gathering place for
lightsport and ultralight aviation enthusiasts from around the world,
and with good reason. The Expo featured every aspect of the light sport
aviation world, including powered parachutes, weight shift trikes,
gyrocopters, motorgliders, composite ultralights, an electric powered
trike and fixed wing aircraft, plus most if not all of the current
approved light sport aircraft.
For those considering purchasing a lightsport aircraft manufacturers
were doing flight demonstrations from the Sebring Airport. For those
that already had an LSA the show featured rows and rows of tents with
vendors showing off the latest in GPS, parachutes, instruments,
windsocks and accessories. For those looking for information a number of
forums ran daily, and manufactures made use of the Media Trailer to
present daily news briefings.