The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at Sebring Regional Airport has added an AvBid Auction, during which the company will not only auction airplanes but also three vacation packages with proceeds going to charity. Also new this year is a Model Airplane Contest that will take place on Sunday, as well as a Closing Awards Ceremony with a Sebring Send-Off.
The Light Sport Aviation (LSA) Show, slated for Jan. 19-22, 2012, features conventional aircraft, kit planes, powered parachutes, trikes, gyros, amphibians, and innovative designs such as electrically powered aircraft, with more than 150 aircraft expected to be on display. Proclaims Jana Filip, director of U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, “If it exists in the recreational aviation market, it will be presented here at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo this January.”
This year attendees will again have the opportunity to see demonstration flights, attend EAA Educational Forums, and experience new Aviation Technologies.
New events slated for EXPO 2012:
- AvBid Aircraft Auctions will feature a live Aircraft Auction Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. with 40 – 50 aircraft to be auctioned. A live video stream will allow bidders to buy aircraft from any location. One of the vacation packages will be a dream car driving experience including hotel and airfare for two.
- The Aviators, a weekly magazine-style TV series, will be filming a segment during the four-day event.
- Seaplane Base at Lake Jackson — another first for Expo: Lake Jackson will be home to the Expo Seaplane Base sponsored by Sea Plane Pilots Association. Splash-In dates are Jan. 20-21. Shuttle service will be provided both days.
Two anniversaries also will be recognized during the upcoming show: Sebring Airport Authority will celebrate its 70the anniversary, while next-door neighbor Sebring International Raceway will its60th anniversary.
Sponsors for the 2012 Expo include Highlands Today, Sebring Regional Airport, The Aviators.tv, Trade-A-Plane, Southeast Aviation Show, Plane & Pilot Magazine, Vacations of Sebring—Majestic Cove, Aviators Hotline, Powered Sport Flying Magazine, Women in Aviation International, Cessna Owner & Pipers Magazines, Coffee News of FLA, Lake Placid Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Sebring, Inn on The Lakes, Progress Energy, AVweb, Atkins, Aviation Digest, Girls with Wings, CubCrafters, Aviation Digest, Avbuyer.com and GA Buyer Europe, Matco Mfg, Remos, Kenilworth Lodge, Chateau Élan, Sebring International Raceway, EAA, Air Orlando Sales, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company, FATA, US Sport Aircraft & Czech Sport Aircraft, Garmin, Flight Life, Aeroshell, Enterprise, Renegade, EDC, Flight Design USA, AOPA, Alexander Aviation Associates, Inc., AVFUEL Corporation, Economic Development Commission, E.O. Koch Construction, Inc., Heartland National Bank, Highlands Independent Bank, LarsonAllen, PRIA – Brown & Brown, Sebring International Raceway, Swaine & Harris, P.A., Tecnam, and presenting sponsor Zenith Aircraft Company.
The first Light Sport Expo became a reality in 2004 in cooperation with Sebring Regional Airport. This year will mark the eighth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring. More than 180 exhibitors travel from the U.S. and as far away as Africa, China, Romania, New Zealand, Australia, Italy and the Czech Republic to attend this first major aviation event of the year.
For more information: Sport-Aviation-Expo.com