If you thought the Sebring airport was busy during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in January, wait until the Twelve Hours of Sebring auto race, March 21, when the airport aprons will be packed with business jets and other aircraft in support of the race teams.
All of those visitors will have a chance to help EAA’s Young Eagles program, by visiting the Flight Design MC in the lobby and buying a ticket to win the new Light-Sport Aircraft. The MC will be on display in the Sebring terminal building until April 17, when it will be moved to Sun ‘n Fun to be on display between April 21 and 26.
According to Sebring Aviation manager John Hurst, “The Sebring Regional Airport offered its terminal building to display the 2009 EAA Sweepstakes airplane, the all new Flight Design MC.” The German-designed MC (Metal Construction) is the first newly-introduced aircraft to be given away in the EAA’s annual fund-raiser.
The MC was donated to the EAA by Flight Design of Germany and is the Grand Prize for the 2009 EAA Sweepstakes. It benefits the Young Eagles program, which has introduced more than 1.4 million young people to flight, thus far. The drawing for the new MC will be held at AirVenture 2009, the annual EAA convention at Oshkosh. The suggested $1 donation for each entry will go to the Young Eagles program.
Unveiled and introduced at AirVenture 2008, the Flight Design MC is an aluminum and steel aircraft especially suited to flight schools and to recreational pilots looking for a spacious, comfortable, easy to fly aircraft, Hurst said.
For information: www.flightdesignusa.com/bulletin.asp?080814