The Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

December 5, 2007 by  
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Sport aviation enthusiasts are looking forward to the annual Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo which is scheduled to take place on 17 to 20 January 2008 at Sebring Regional Airport, Florida, U.S.A. This well organized event focuses on all aspects of Light Sport Aircraft and serves as the perfect venue to check out, try out, buy and sell Light Sport Aircraft, as well as to establish new business relationships and learn all there is to know about LSA certification.

The Annual Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will feature manufacturers of LSA aircraft and kits, suppliers of all related components and companies involved in training in the LSA field. The exhibits will highlight all aircraft that operate under the LSA rule which is specific to the U.S.A. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has very specific requirements that Light Sport Aircraft must meet. These aircraft may include fixed-wing airplanes, powered parachutes, weight-shift control aircraft, trikes, gyroplanes and motor-gliders.

Daily free forums will be presented by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) which will focus on Light Sport Aircraft and the requirements for obtaining a Sport Pilot Certificate. In 2004 the Sport Pilot Certificate was created to meet the demand for certification of pilots flying small, low-powered aircraft. The certificate does not require a medical examination, as all other powered aircraft certificates do, and a valid driver’s license is accepted as proof of medical competence. Applicants must be 17 years old and able to understand, speak, read and write English. It is required that applicants log a minimum of 20 hours of flight time, most of which must be dual-instruction with a qualified instructor. A cross-country flight requirement must be met as well as passing a written and practical test. Other related topics to be covered by the EAA include training programs and insurance.

Of course, visitors to the expo want to see the aircraft in the air, not just as static displays. Daily flight demonstration programs will allow ample opportunity for each aircraft on display to showcase its flight capabilities.

The organizers have always put a great deal of effort into ensuring that the Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo is successful, to the benefit of exhibitors and visitors alike. There is every reason to believe that the 2008 event will meet, and even exceed, the high standards that have come to be expected of the Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo.

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