In three short months, the 11th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will take aviation’s center stage, opening on Wednesday, January 14, and closing on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Make your plans now to warm up in the Florida sun at this year’s affordable aircraft expo and see the latest in light-sport, homebuilt, and refurbished production aircraft and ultralights, as well as engines, avionics and more. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Hotel and Car Discounts – Connect with the Expo’s official Sponsor Hotel, The Inn on the Lakes, as well as the Chateau Elan and the rest of Expo’s Partner Hotels directly through the Expo website at www.sportaviationexpo.com/hotels. All sponsor and partner hotels are offering special guest rates to Expo attendees, so be certain to mention you’re attending the Expo. If you’re flying to the Expo, secure a car rental discount online through Enterprise Car Rental at www.sportaviationexpo.com/flying-to-the-expo.
Online Tickets – Discounted tickets are available online now through December 1, with additional discounts for EAA and AOPA members. Visit www.sportaviationexpo.com/tickets.
Aircraft Sales Lot – The Sebring Expo recently teamed with AVweb and Triple R Affordable Aircraft to welcome refurbished production aircraft to the Expo as another affordable aircraft option. In conjunction with that, Aviators Hot Line will host the first-ever Aircraft Sales Lot at the Expo, allowing private owners to display any homebuilt, light-sport, or type-certificated aircraft or ultralight that is for sale. More information about participating in the Sales Lot will be released soon.
Homebuilt Parking – The Expo team has again set aside specific areas for homebuilt parking and camping. Homebuilders flying to the event should advise Air Traffic Control if they wish to park in either of those locations.
Featured Speakers – Expo Director Jana Filip recently announced this year’s featured speakers. These speakers will be on stage in the Aviators Hot Line Show Center Tent each day at 1:30 p.m. They are:
• Wednesday—AOPA President Mark Baker.
• Thursday—A panel of aviation leaders discussing affordable aircraft options.
• Friday—Retired astronaut Story Musgrave, recounting his 30 years as an astronaut, including his six spaceflights.
• Saturday—Col. Richard Graham, USAF (Ret), recalling his years as a SR-71 pilot and as the first Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron Commander.
New Exhibitors – Fifteen new exhibitors recently signed on for Expo 2015, including Oregon Aero, Strong Enterprises, MVP Aero, Velocity Aircraft, the Kolb Aircraft Company, Bearhawk Aircraft, and The Airplane Factory. More than 150 exhibitors are expected to participate. (See a complete exhibitor listing online at www.sportaviationexpo.com/registered-exhibitors). Filip said, “We’re delighted to welcome these companies to their first Expo and, of course, we’re excited to renew our connection with our returning exhibitors as well.” Learn more about exhibiting at the Sebring Expo at www.sportaviationexpo.com/exhibitor-information.
For more information, visit www.sportaviationexpo.com, “like” U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at Facebook.com/SportAviationExpo, or follow the event’s updates on Twitter (@USAviationExpo) and Instagram (@SportAviationExpo).