In just three months, the 11th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will take aviation’s center stage, opening on Wednesday, Jan. 14, and closing on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.
The show will feature the latest in light-sport, homebuilt, and refurbished production aircraft and ultralights, as well as engines, avionics and more, according to organizers.
Discounted tickets are available online through Dec. 1, with additional discounts for Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) members.
Hotel discounts are also available through the Expo’s website. All sponsor and partner hotels are offering special guest rates to Expo attendees, so be certain to mention you’re attending the Expo.
If you’re flying to the Expo, you can secure a car rental discount online through Enterprise Car Rental.
The Sebring Expo recently teamed with AVweb and Triple R Affordable Aircraft to welcome refurbished production aircraft to the Expo as another affordable aircraft option. In conjunction with that, Aviators Hot Line will host the first-ever Aircraft Sales Lot at the Expo, allowing private owners to display any homebuilt, light-sport, or type-certificated aircraft or ultralight that is for sale. More information about participating in the Sales Lot will be released soon.
The Expo team has again set aside specific areas for homebuilt parking and camping. Homebuilders flying to the event should advise Air Traffic Control if they wish to park in either of those locations.
Featured speakers will be on stage in the Aviators Hot Line Show Center Tent each day at 1:30 p.m. They are:
- Wednesday: AOPA President Mark Baker.
- Thursday: A panel of aviation leaders discussing affordable aircraft options.
- Friday: Retired astronaut Story Musgrave, recounting his 30 years as an astronaut, including his six spaceflights.
- Saturday: Col. Richard Graham, USAF (Ret), recalling his years as a SR-71 pilot and as the first Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron Commander.
Fifteen new exhibitors recently signed on for Expo 2015, including Oregon Aero, Strong Enterprises, MVP Aero, Velocity Aircraft, the Kolb Aircraft Company, Bearhawk Aircraft, and The Airplane Factory. More than 150 exhibitors are expected to participate. See a complete exhibitor listing online.