Sebring LSA Expo: A different kind of airshow

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As the curtain closed on the 2013 edition of the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., a common comment was overheard escaping the mouths of a handful of attendees. The specific wording varied, but the intent was familiar. Is attendance down? Where are the crowds?

Have no fear — the show, commonly known as the Sebring LSA Expo — is doing just fine, even if it is somewhat misunderstood. [Read more…]

It’s a people thing…

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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 EAA.org, 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.