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Sebring V.2, And New Taildragger School To Open

As the Sport Pilot era enters its second year, the number of certified S-LSAs (Special Light Sport Aircraft) is up to 15, with the FAA's acceptance of the AveoUSA SportRider last week. The Italian design is built in the Czech Republic and sold in the U.S. by Texas-based AveoUSA. The second Sport Aviation Expo is coming up soon, Oct. 27-30 at Sebring Regional Airport, Fla. The first Expo was friendly and well-organized, and this year's version will see an expanded exhibit area, nonstop demo flights and four busy forum tents. There will also be a groundbreaking for the brand-new CubAir Flight Academy, where students can learn to fly tailwheel Sport Cubs built by CubCrafters. Plans for the Academy include a flight training center, a lodge with dining facilities where students and their families can stay, plus a sales and service center. Chuck Larsen, EAA's director of museum education since 1985, was last week named CEO of the operation. Also in the works for CubAir are a flying club for aircraft rental and tailwheel training for licensed pilots. The Sport Cub will have a lot of company... Legend Cub and the Savage Cub already have SLSA approval, while the Sport Cub's FAA OK is still in the works.