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The open feeling of the show lent a relaxed feeling, as the people attendees really wanted to see were available. No one had an excuse for going home with unanswered questions. No one had to go home without a good look at, or even a ride in, representative aircraft. Walking from one end of the show to the other took ten minutes, not an hour and a half, and the hordes of friendly volunteers were always willing to offer rides in their golf carts, too. Engineers and top techs in the field were there. Sensenich's Steve Boser had the company's new ground-adjustable composite prop; Phil Lockwood, Eric Tucker and gang were there from Rotax; the HKS gurus had the questions covered.

You've never been in a trike or a PPC? The Air Creation team and Powrachute, among others, lifted tons of happy-faced humans over the neighborhood. You've never heard of a Kappa 77? It was there, and you could have found out all about it. Also present were the already-certified folks from OMF Symphony and CH2000; there were veteran designs from Thorp and Korbin, and relative newcomers like the Harley-Davidson-based HogAir engine folks, all with plenty to show and tell about.