2015 Expo

If you're interested in all things Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft, this is the place to be every January! Mark your calendars. http://www.sport-aviation-expo.com

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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby designrs » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:53 pm

As much as everyone hopes that nothing like this will ever happen, it seems that there is almost inevitable tragedy surrounding events just by the sheer number of participants and flights. It is something like the big Harley-Davidson rally in Sturges. Thousands of bikes attend annually. Inveitably something tragic happens either at the event or coming and going to and from the event.

Weatherwise, today, Friday, was the best flying day of the event thus far this week. Previous days were a bit cloudy with marginal ceilings. No report of the incident indicates any traffic conflict. All accounts mention some kind of spin-stall behavior. I heard three different accounts of possible causes. Investigation pending.

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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby designrs » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:59 pm

Several companies that were unable to get their planes to the show earlier in the week were able to fly in today, including Sonex and Sky Arrow. Attendance today was increased and tomorrow, Saturday should be even higher in attendance. All major hotels in Sebring are sold out due to the Sport Plane Expo combined with events at Sebring Raceway.

Let's pray for safety.

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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:28 am

A little more info about the pilot and quotes about the accident from a family member:
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/2787 ... lane-crash

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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:34 am

Thanks for the link.

I did not witness what led up to the accident. Someone shouted something and I looked over and saw maybe the last turn of what was apparently a spin. My view was blocked by some vehicles so I did not see the actual impact, which is just as well.

I had just videoed a walk around of the entire show with my GoPro mounted on my cap. I had turned it off about 10 minutes prior to the accident. I'm sure someone got it though.
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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:15 am

And we can say we knew him when…

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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:19 am

... well alright Professor!

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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby Merlinspop » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:24 am

Nice!

Accidentally transposed headlines for a second. :shock:
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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:34 am

Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby Merlinspop » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:59 am

FastEddieB wrote:Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Right! It was the confusion as to how the picture related to that headline.
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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby RotorRambler » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:31 pm

Those of you who were there, what were your impressions of Sport Expo this year?

Fast Eddie B, did I understand correctly that Sky Arrow was exhibiting there?

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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:21 am

They had a Sky Arrow display, but no Sky Arrow due to the inclement weather making a trip down from Atlanta problematical.

Here's all of the outdoor portion of the show in one 5 minute video.

http://youtu.be/GUw3maXcTx0

If you see something interesting, just pause.

WARNING: May induce nausea. Seriously. Don't say you were not warned!
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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby drseti » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:40 am

Thanks for duct taping your GoPro to your forehead, Eddie. You'll need to change your title text, however. This was Sport Aviation Expo, not Light Sport Expo (was not restricted merely to LSA)
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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:03 am

To save me time and hassle, maybe just add a comment to that effect?
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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby Flocker » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:00 pm

FastEddieB wrote:If you see something interesting, just pause.


What kind of aircraft is the red & white high wing at the 2:50 mark? I don't recall seeing that one on day 1 or 2.

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Re: 2015 Expo

Postby Wm.Ince » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:12 pm

FastEddieB wrote:They had a Sky Arrow display, but no Sky Arrow due to the inclement weather making a trip down from Atlanta problematical.

Here's all of the outdoor portion of the show in one 5 minute video.

http://youtu.be/GUw3maXcTx0

If you see something interesting, just pause.

WARNING: May induce nausea. Seriously. Don't say you were not warned!
Thanks Eddie!
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