If you have any interest in aviation the U.S. Sport Aviation Show Sebring Florida is for you. If you are an aficionado of sport flying, then for SURE this show is for you.
This is the second year that I’ve been able to attend the U.S. Sport Aviation Show Sebring Florida. Though it seemed that the 2018 show did not have the same numbers of exhibitors as the 2017 show, and the limited number of pages in the 2018 program, 12 in 2018 versus 36 pages in 2017 may attest to that, it is still an interesting way to spend a day or a number of days.
It’s typically a 4 day show, aimed at both the Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft crowd (who get a discount at the gate ), light aircraft builders, and lovers of flight and flying.
If the wind isn’t blowing cross-runway at 40-50 mph as it was on Friday in the 2018 show, you will get a chance to see and feel the vibes from many aircraft, many flying the length of the runway just steps from the visitor viewing area.
Aircraft vendors from around the world exhibit their aircraft; hang gliders, ultra lights, STOL, airplane kits, gyro copters etc.
Presentations available during the 2018 U.S. Sport Aviation Show included “Aviation’s Role in Research”, “Light Sport Flying and Flying Tips”, “Airworthiness and Avionics” to name just a few.
Talk to the pilots, talk to the owners, take in the technical and general interest presentations and… maybe even take a ride on an antique Ford tri-motor aircraft!
But a picture of the sign isn’t enough. Check out the video that’s coming up next. Not only many different aircraft, but see the tri-motor rev up and head down the runway.
The “Drone Zone” has time trials and drone races. It’s very cool to see and hear them zipping through the air and sometimes ricocheting off the in-path obstacles like the empty single seater aircraft. The race area, used by what is reputed to be the “world’s” top drone pilots competing for huge prizes, is completely netted in, to keep visitors and drone race watchers safe from drones and the little bits of drones as some crash into the ground, obstacles and each other.
If you are interested in becoming a professional drone pilot, the “Drone Zone” has info on that too.
If you are a lover of all things flight related, and want to spend some time “kicking aircraft tires” and talking shop with the experts, yup, the U.S. Sport Aviation Show Sebring Florida is certainly for you.
Visit www.sportaviationexpo.com for more information.