LSA Show Continues To Grow

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The four-day U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at the Sebring (Fla.) Regional Airport ended Sunday, and this year's show was well attended. This, the third year of the expo, drew record crowds and sold 120 exhibitor slots. More than 100 aircraft were displayed, and probably half that many were flying. Nearly all exhibitors reported solid sales, and every one AVweb asked said they’d be back. The best slogan came from INDus, whose new LoPresti-developed speed mods were teased (with drawings but not hardware) at the show: “If it flew any faster, it would be a federal offense.” Attendees ogled over the many fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders and gyroplanes on display. The daily schedule also allowed visitors the opportunity for flight demonstrations of almost every aircraft on display. EAA also held free forums that focused on LSA, sport pilot certificates and related topics such as training programs and insurance.