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.

Copperstate takes off in one week

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

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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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