Sport Aviation Expo Opens With Record Exhibitors


Despite chilly temperatures, the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo opened in Sebring Wednesday morning with a record number of exhibitors. Show organizer Jana Filip said as of late Wednesday, both outdoor and indoor space was still being sold and that outdoor section was the largest in the show’s 12-year history.

“Indoor, we’ve got a few more than last year and we expect a few more,” Filip told AVweb late Wednesday night. She said some 20-plus exhibitors are new to the show and additions include more forums and an indoor drone flying display, which was well attended on Wednesday. Forums on drone operations and businesses are also planned this week.

To encourage attendance, students will be admitted free on Saturday and the show has promoted itself to aero clubs and technical schools in the region. Thursday’s weather was expected to be warm and sunny, but the Friday forecast calls for a cold front, with clearing on Saturday.