Addison, Denton and Dallas Executive airports in the Dallas-Ft Worth area are hosting the 2011 Sport Plane Tour Oct. 14-16.
Aircraft will be on display and demonstration flights available at each of the locations. Bill Canino of Sportair USA, one of the participants, said, “Not everyone interested in purchasing a plane can attend one of the larger shows each year. The Sport Plane Tours have been a great way to showcase these aircraft to a much more localized and interested audience.”
“This is the ideal format for people to check out the top 10 Sport Aircraft without the pressure or hassle of a national show,” said Randy Schlitter of Rans Aircraft. “In fact, it’s probably the best format to see all the main Sport Aircraft players, and demo each model.”
Texas is the third largest aviation state in the nation. No national event caters for this large audience of aviators. The Dallas Fort Worth area has the highest concentration of aviators in Texas. Within the 30 nm Mode C veil surrounding DFW are more than 50 airports, airparks and private airfields. Also, one of the largest LSA fleet operators and maintenance facilities in the country, US Aviation, is based close by in Denton, just north of DFW.
The tour, running Oct. 14-16, is visiting three airports in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. These are:
- Oct 14th KADS (Addison) 2 pm to 7:30 pm; Host US Sport Aircraft; Contact Patrick Arnzen, (859- 496-5777)
- Oct 15th KDTO (Denton) 8 am to 4 pm; Host US Aviation Group Contact Maggie Severen (940-297-6411)
- Oct 16th KRBD (Dallas Exec) 8 am to 4 pm; Host City of Dallas, Contact Dallas Exec Airport (214-670-7612)
“Sport pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft is the new and exciting way to get involved in flying with less time and expense,” according to Patrick Arnzen of US Sport Aircraft, one of the tour hosts. “The Sport Aircraft tour helps to introduce people to the Light Sport Aircraft revolution.”
“Owning a Light Sport Aircraft is easy, affordable, safe and fun,” said Scott Severen of US Aviation. “People wanting to understand flying and owning LSA will get to see a full service LSA facility that provides sales, factory authorized maintenance and repair, pre-purchase evaluations and flight training. All of this is in their backyard at Denton Airport.”
Refreshments will be available at each location. US Aviation is holding a pancake breakfast to coincide with the Denton stop.
Confirmed participants are: