Sport Expo: Building Airplanes Is Getting Easier

paul bertorelli builds zenith airplane part

Last week, just as I was girding to launch into the savage hinterlands of central Florida where Sebring is situated, I got a note from Sebastien Heintz, of Zenith Aircraft. At the Sport Aviation Expo, he wanted me to build a rudder from one of the company's new match-hole kits because he wished to make a point that might not be obvious.  Continue reading "Sport Expo: Building Airplanes Is Getting Easier"

Windy at Sebring

Sebring EXPO

The Light Sport Expo in Sebring Florida is in full swing for the 3rd day. Lots of vendors and foot traffic as well. Unfortunately, the winds are howling today and have curtailed the flying activities. Tomorrow looks more promising, and of course it is Florida in the winter time so a fly out on a Saturday is a big hit!

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The US Sport Aviation Expo is Underway!

Sebring 2018 ramp. Photo: Chuck Preston.

Sebring, Florida, is the home of the annual US Sport Aviation Expo, and our representative on the field sent us this picture this picture of beautiful weather and lots of vendors just waiting for those who want to drop in, enjoy some aviation, and maybe shop for that new kit. If you've been waiting to see and touch a particular kit, engine, or avionics box up close, this is your chance - there are plenty of companies who have brought their displays to central Florida for the event, which ends Saturday.
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Zenith Workshops Return to Sebring 2018

Zenith Aircraft's popular hands-on kit building workshops are returning to the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo next month.

The Zenith workshops are aimed at the first-time airplane builder and have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts who are considering whether or not to build their own aircraft, but are unsure if they have the required skills, work-space and tools. Skills learned at this workshop are applicable to any metal design. Continue reading "Zenith Workshops Return to Sebring 2018"

Belite Offering Discounts on Instruments

Buy ANY Belite Instrument, Get 15% off with coupon code SEBRING15 through February 14, 2107.

This includes Belite's standard instruments, as well as the new RADIANT Instruments.
All RADIANT Instruments combine many functions into simple, small, lightweight units. The new instruments utilize sunlight readable full color high contrast LCD screens which are also friendly with sunglasses.

Visit Belite's website for more information.

 

Sebring Pilot benefits: 2nd and 3rd Class Medical Exams To Be Offered

Highlands Regional Medical Center (HRMC) will be performing 2nd and 3rd class medical exams on-site at the Sport Aviation Expo. Sebring Airport is thrilled to have this option through HRMC for all pilots. Computers will be on hand to enable pilots the ability to fill out online forms for the FAA to complete this important process. A sign-up forms on sportaviationexpo.com is available for pilots to in advance, pay and reserve a time slot at the event.