New Florida dealers for Flight Design

Flight Design has appointed two new dealers in Florida for its line of light-sport aircraft.

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Sebring LSA Expo wraps up successful weekend

SEBRING, Florida —The ninth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo wrapped up a successful weekend of activities supporting general aviation and the Light-Sport Aircraft industry Sunday, Jan. 20. Expo officials estimate the weekend’s attendance will exceed last year’s record attendance of 16,000.

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It’s a people thing…

It’s long been my contention that people are the magnet that makes airshows and aviation gatherings worth attending — not the aircraft themselves. Admittedly, I am in the minority with that opinion, but the idea seems to be re-enforced for me year after year. This year’s US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, was no exception.

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Sport Aviation Expo concludes with fly-out to Bahamas

The U.S Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, concluded at 2 p.m. Sunday with an awards ceremony and the launching of more than a dozen light-sport aircraft on a trip to the Bahamas. According to a report at, weather for the first big airshow of the year was excellent the first day and the last day, but Friday and Saturday had temperatures as low as 41, clouds, mist, and light rain as weather to the north (which had blocked some arrivals) began to affect the Sebring area. Look for a full wrap-up of the show from General Aviation News blogger Jamie Beckett in an upcoming post.

Briefly, a showroom of Cubs

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Bristell names US Aviation authorized service facility

Bristell USA has appointed US Aviation at Denton Airport (DTO) in Texas to provide Factory Authorized Service for the Bristell Light-Sport Aircraft.

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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.

Kitfox to offer Rotax 912 iS

Kitfox Aircraft will begin offering the new fuel-injected Rotax 912 iS engine in both the Kitfox Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) and kit-built aircraft

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Turbo power for the Kitfox LSA debuts

Kitfox Aircraft now offers the turbocharged Rotax 914 engine as an option on both its ready-to-fly Light-Sport Aircraft and its Experimental/Amateur-Built kits.

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Sebring Sport Aviation Expo prepares for take off

The Sebring Regional Airport will be buzzing with activity later this week when the ninth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo opens its four-day run, Jan. 17-20.

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