Sport Pilot Road Tour Planned

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EAA is taking Sport Pilot on the road. As AVweb told you in January, EAA wants to spread the message about the new pilot and aircraft classifications to as many people as possible and the process will begin with a three-stop tour in June. The Sport Pilot Tour will visit Marysville, Calif., June 3-4; St. Louis, Mo., June 10-11; and Franklin, Pa., June 17-18. Of course, the traveling show will also be featured at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh starting July 25. Spokesman Ron Wagner said the aim of the tour is to show EAA members and the public that "this is an exciting time for recreational aviation, which is rapidly moving to the fore as an affordable outdoor adventure pastime." The EAA traveling exhibit will feature sport pilot forums, education for flight instructors, displays by manufacturers and demonstrations. The FAA will also tag along with its Wings safety program geared to light-sport aviation.