Sunday, January 25, 2009

Why Sebring Is Great

Barry Pruitt invites me in for our evaluation flight in the Evektor SportStar SL. What a wonderful, sweet-flying airplane...look for my report in an upcoming issue of dead tree P&P.
---Demo flights are a part of the warp and woof of air show convention, and LSA companies tirelessly give demos all day long, as their pilots transition from smiling, perky champions of their company's products to smiling, exhausted champions of their company's products. They are just a few of the unsung heroes of these shows and deserve all the appreciation we can give them. Thanks Barry and everybody for all you do to grow our wonderful sport!
---As our colleague and friend Dan Johnson reports on his own Splog (Sport Pilot Log), 14 aircraft have been sold so far in the first three days of the show. That's hard sales, not "I'm leaning toward buying".
---Adam Sandler, in a recent movie (You Don't Mess With The Zohan), as he waggled his naked foot in the face of an antagonist inches away, taunted him with "Smell it...smell it...smell take it!", then WHAP! across the guy's face with his foot, all the while impossibly grabbing him by the collar. That's what Sebring is doing to the economy by giving a much-needed boost to start the sport flying year off right.
---Or as Franklin Roosevelt said, "The only thing we have to fear..."

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