The high pitched buzz of drone racing was among the new sounds of the 2017 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held Jan 25-28 at the Sebring Regional Airport in Florida.
The drones were being flown by a cadre of 3-D goggled pilots through a Red Bull like fenced-in closed course at astounding speeds, reportedly up to 80 mph. That is, until they crashed into a course obstacle. But, not to worry, just grab a screwdriver and a new set of rotors and get back into the game.
Good thing, because the grand prize for the event was $10,000 and 120 drone pilots from all over the world came to compete. [Read more…]
Members of FMA will be performing throughout the week in the airport terminal and under the covered patio (rampside) of the airport terminal to raise awareness for programs and scholarships.
Officials with the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo are inviting all homebuilders to show off their aircraft at the show, slated for Jan. 25-28, at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida.
Sebring is creating a special display space for all homebuilt aircraft. Homebuilders can register their aircraft by filling out the homebuilt form online and purchasing a discounted four-day event pass. Expo will create a display sign for each aircraft with the specific information.
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.