I just got back from sunny Sebring, Florida, where I took part in the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. What a great place to Rally GA!
These folks are excited about their aircraft, and having spent some time checking out the show I can really understand their enthusiasm. There were dozens of light sport aircraft on display to meet any sport pilot’s needs. Whether you want a high-tech cockpit or you want to skip the gadgets and just enjoy exercising your stick-and-rudder skills, there’s an LSA for you.
While I was at the show, I had the chance to speak to about 300 people at a dinner, and their love of general aviation was both palpable and contagious. Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association President Dan Johnson gave me a warm welcome as he introduced me to the crowd. (You can watch the presentation on AOPA Live.)
Unfortunately, it was time to leave all too soon and head back to icy Frederick.
But if you’re lucky enough to be in the area, the show is going on for another couple of days, and I’d encourage you to check it out. You can find out more at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo website.