Sebring LSA Expo takes off

The Sebing U.S. Sport Aviation Expo — considered the premiere Light-Sport Aircraft show in the country — takes off today, Jan. 17, and runs through Jan. 20. The show continues to get bigger and better each year. Look for a full recap of all the happenings at the show in posts to come, as well as the Feb. 8 print issue of General Aviation News.

Cub Day at Sebring LSA Expo

Thursday, Jan. 17, has been designated “Year of the Cub Day” at the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. All Cubs have been invited to participate, as honored guests. Pilots flying in that day will receive:

XtremeAir receives FAA nod for aerobatic airplane

Germany-based XtremeAir has received FAA certification for its two-seat aerobatic airplane XA42.

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Rare bird to be featured at Copperstate

One of the world’s only Aero Vodochody L-39 ZA Czechoslovakian fighter jets will take to the skies this week in Casa Grande, Ariz., at the 40th annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo.

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Copperstate takes off in one week

The 2012 COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo — now in its 40th year — takes off in one week, opening Thursday, Oct. 25 and running through Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Hundreds of aircraft will be on hand, so attendees can get up close and personal with virtually any kind of “flying machine” they’d like to see, organizers promise, noting “The beauty of a fly-in format is that you never know what will show up!”

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Sonoma Jet Center to host Aviation Day Saturday

SANTA ROSA, Calif. —Sonoma Jet Center will host its 3rd annual Aviation Day on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport. The Aviation Day is a free and interactive event with activities for all ages and levels of aviation interest and involvement.

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U.S. Sport Aviation Expo adds twilight airshows

SEBRING, Fla. — The 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will kick off on Jan. 17-20 at the Sebring Regional Airport with several changes, including twilight air shows by Team RV on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Pilot Mall to raffle off headset at AOPA Summit

PilotMall.com will award a Sennheiser S1 Digital ANR headset to someone at the 2012 AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs Oct. 11-13.

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Greg Marlow’s dream machine: A go-places plane

There are many reasons people chose to build an airplane. Sometimes, it’s the challenge of the project, or an attempt to reduce the cost of flying. Other times it’s to build a dream machine to handle what would otherwise be a less-than-enjoyable commute. Greg Marlow from Kingsport, Tenn., falls into the last category. He is the proud builder/pilot/owner of an RV-9A.

According to Marlow, the decision to build the RV came out of the need for a plane he could use to commute to his Air Force Reserve unit in Charleston, S.C., where he flies the C-17.

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Reno Air Races make emotional return this week

Beginning this week, the Reno Air Races — now dubbed the TravelNevada.com Reno National Championship Air Races — will return to northern Nevada for the 49th annual event. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, planes will once again return to the Sierra skies in a world-class, week-long event featuring six classes of aircraft in a head-to-head competition culminating in a race for the Breitling Unlimited Championship trophy. The event will feature one of the world’s most advanced military aircraft — the F-22 Raptor — as well as emotional tribute ceremonies to remember and celebrate the lives of those lost as well as those impacted by the tragedy of last September.

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