If you didn’t make it to Sebring, Florida, last week for the US Sport Expo, fear not: More LSA fun can be had in September. Simply point your airplane or car toward Southern Illinois. The Midwest LSA Expo will be held Sept. 23-25 at Mount Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN).
Airport Director Chris Collins came up to the 2010 Fun to Fly display at Sebring, and he told me plans are under way to make the Midwest event bigger and better than last year’s, which was the inaugural expo. Chris brims with enthusiasm when he talks about the expo, which, he admitted, had somewhat spotty attendance last year because of rain. But organizers got a lot of support from the community and those who did make it in were well pleased with the variety of LSAs on display. He says organizers are trying to meet everyone’s needs, from scheduling evening activities like movie screenings to making sure there are prompt shuttle buses from KMVN to the hotels that are located a few miles from the airport. Find out more at the Web site, or call 618-242-7016. For lodging information, call 800-252-5464.