SEBRING, Florida — The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will start making plans for 2017 with a new director as Jana Filip has moved on “to new opportunities and increased family time,” according to officials. [Read more…]
By BILL WILSON
The promise of light-sport aviation began with hopes of a cheaper way to get into or stay in aviation. These hopes focused around lower prices for new aircraft and the potential for reduced operating costs.
Decision making is a skill pilots consciously train for and study. Most people don’t.
And that’s a shame because good decision making doesn’t come naturally. We have to think about our options, weigh the pros and cons of whatever we do — or don’t do. One way or another, there will be an outcome to each decision we make. Some are good. Others, not so much.
Last Friday while positioned and ready to roll on Day 3 of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, a volunteer in a golf cart pulled up to our tent, announced the show was closed for the day, and urged us to button up and leave the area.
That was a good decision. It may have been unpopular with some attendees who had traveled far to attend the show. It probably didn’t thrill all the exhibitors and forum speakers, either. But it was still a good decision. I appreciate the event’s management team taking the hit and coming down on the side of public safety. Well done. Kudos to them. [Read more…]
By Mary Jones and Marino Boric
“May you live in interesting times.” Jack Hodgson quoted that Chinese saying when he opened an industry panel discussion on Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, and that saying proved to be the theme for the rest of Expo 2016. [Read more…]
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo staff has released the forums for the upcoming show, which is slated for Jan. 20-23 at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida. [Read more…]
Saturday at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebing, Florida, dawned sunny and warmer. The show itself seemed sunnier with a weekend crowd. I can’t understand why organizers scheduled so many weekdays and omitted the Sunday of a three-day holiday weekend. The trade show element (industry meetings, et. al.) can surely be done on Thursday and Friday, leaving Saturday and Sunday for good weekend crowds. [Read more…]
I finally got to the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, this year. I had two distinct impressions of the event — known by most as the Sebring LSA Expo — and, by extension, the state of the LSA industry. Perhaps it was because I hung out with two very different friends over two days — one con, one a believer. [Read more…]