Retired astronaut Story Musgrave, former SR-71 pilot USAF Col. Richard Graham (Ret.), and AOPA feature writer Dave Hirschman are this year’s keynote speakers for the 11th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, Jan. 14-17, on Sebring Regional Airport (SEF).
SAB’s Vulcan isn’t entirely new. The design has existed in Europe and arrived in the USA more than two years ago, but stealthily avoided our radar as a Special Light-Sport Aircraft until the 2012 Midwest LSA Expo at the Mt. Vernon, Illinois airport. The secret is out now and Vulcan C-100 has been added to our SLSA List and comes at #127.
French-based Lisa Airplanes, which is developing the amphibious Akoya, has voluntarily asked the Commercial Court of Chambery to place the company in receivership.
Cessna Aircraft Co. has launched its Discover Flying Challenge, challenging aviation students to see who can generate the most awareness and hands-on experience for the company’s Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA), the Skycatcher.
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo kicks off today, running through Sunday, Jan. 22. Considered the premiere Light-Sport Aircraft expo, the show is in its eighth running at Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport (SEF).
“I’m of mixed feelings over this,” express many LSA industry participants who have caused my phone to ring regularly since late September. That’s when EAA and AOPA came together to address requests from some members for a driver’s license “medical,” which would allow aviators with certificates beyond Sport Pilot to fly GA aircraft with clearly defined limitations without the need for an FAA medical.