Exhibitors Flock To Sport Aviation Expo

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The first U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, scheduled for Oct. 28-31 at Florida's Sebring Regional Airport, is drawing enthusiastic participation, EAA said last week. Extra exhibitor slots are being added, after the original allotment of 70 sold out, EAA said. The event will bring together Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) and kit manufacturers, component providers, dealers, flight schools, mechanic services, parts suppliers, insurance providers and others with possible business interests in the new world of Light Sport Aircraft. Several types of eligible LSAs, including fixed-wing, weight-shift trikes and powered parachutes, will be on static display, and flight demos will be continuous during the event. EAA reminds ultralight pilots of the Sept. 1 deadline to register for transition to the Sport Pilot certificate. Daily EAA educational forums about LSA and the Sport Pilot rule will be held. Camping will be available on the Sebring International Raceway. Hot-air balloon events are scheduled, and music is planned for Saturday night. General admission is $10 per day or $30 for all four days. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free. EAA members are admitted for $8 per day and $25 for the full event. For more information and updates, go to the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Web site.