Friday, January 21, 2011


The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is alive and well and in its seventh year.
Indus Thorpedo, Mkg. Dir. Scott Severen's personal plane...lucky dude
The day dawned bright and clear, temps in the 70s, and as Event Chairman Bob Woods told me early on, "It's our best opening day yet."
Visitors were indeed evident all over the expansive tarmac of Sebring Airport, right next to the famed (and sometimes very noisy) Sebring Raceway, home of the 24-hour race.
More than 140 exhibitors are here, and although rainy/gloomy weather moves in for Friday, it's expected to clear out in time to return cooler-but-sunny skies for the weekend.
If you're anywhere in the area and hope to see many of the top LSA, new kids on the block and lots of ancillary display booths for the latest avionics, sport flight accessories live-on airparks and lots more, it's just getting started so come on down!
Lots of folks in the display hangars
First, a few photo picks from Day 1, then individual posts of some highlights from my first day...lots to talk about so let's get to it.
Juli Filucci, Mgr Cessna Pilot Centers
A gorgeous S-LSA replica of the WWII German recon plane, Criquet's Stolp Storch.  More to come on this bizarre bird.

Former Gobosh mover and shaker Dave Graham (center) in his new post with American Legend .
Dave's cooked up an LSA Florida tour for right after the show.  More in a separate blog.

Watching Light Sport Group's Aviator HD camera in action
Michael Steele of Virtual HUD and the Wingman portable EFIS (left), which links to GPS includes Highway in the Sky display potential

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