Hurricane Forces Delay Of Sebring Sport Pilot Expo

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The second annual Sport Pilot Expo, scheduled for this week in Sebring, Fla., has been postponed due to the threatened imminent landfall of Hurricane Wilma in the region. Expo Board Chairman Bob Wood said Thursday this was the prudent thing to do. "We don't want to face a situation where the hurricane might render our locality without power and communication services and put exhibitors and visitors in a bad situation," he said. The event has been rescheduled for Jan. 12-15, 2006. The new dates were chosen to avoid conflicts with the holiday season and upcoming aviation events, including two EAA Sport Pilot Tour stops (McKinney, Texas, Nov. 12, and Camarillo, Calif., Dec. 3). "We realize that this will inconvenience people who have made plans to attend, however it is not possible to continue with the plan to stage the event next week," the event's advisory board said in a statement. "We apologize for any difficulties that this rescheduling will cause."