2016 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: 2016 Expo

Postby drseti » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:21 pm

I just got confirmation that Expo is back on for tomorrow (Saturday), on the regular schedule.
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:20 pm

I don't know about you guys, but I'm very dissatisfied that they closed the show today. It seems very weak, paranoid and unwarranted. Especially for the pilot community which is supposed to be good at evaluating weather.

Anyone want to comment or post an official position?
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:25 pm

It's 2:30 beautiful sunny but a bit windy.
Blue skies right now!
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby drseti » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:48 pm

I can only tell you that the decision to close down was made by the airport manager, NOT the Expo staff.
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:09 pm

3:00 weather just got rainy & very windy at the show ground.

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby 3Dreaming » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:36 pm

They are under a severe thunderstorm watch. If that is any justification in making the call.

At the Midwest LSA expo they have never shut down because of weather. They do however make sure everything is secure and put away if possible.

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby Cluemeister » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:08 pm

Today (Saturday) was very, very windy. Add in temps in the 50s, and it was a tough day to walk around the show.

But still worth it :)

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby 3Dreaming » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:22 pm

Cluemeister wrote:Today (Saturday) was very, very windy. Add in temps in the 50s, and it was a tough day to walk around the show.

But still worth it :)


I have been there working the show when the weather was like that. I even remember having to scrape frost one morning. It is not fun.

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:30 pm

In terms of the event itself, the show looked just about the same as last year.
Unfortunately the weather was not good for the big days of Friday and Saturday.

Still, it was still possible to connect with everyone and get to see specific interests.

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:11 pm

Some Photos from the Expo:

Carbon Cub with Smoke:
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SportCruiser:
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More Toys:
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:12 pm

New Colors from SportCruiser:
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SkyView plus Garmin GPS:
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:15 pm

Legend:
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Great to see from Searey!
Remember when they were a prototype?
Now a very nice polished product.
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:18 pm

Tecnam showing some very nice aircraft.
(Maybe Flocker can explain more.)
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:20 pm

Bristell with the 912is motor. Very nice Garmin Panel as well:
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Dr. Paul's Evektor on display at left:
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby drseti » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:39 pm

Great photos, Richard. Thanks for posting.
The opinions posted are those of one CFI, and do not necessarily represent the FAA or its lawyers.
Prof. H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D., CFII, LSRM-A/GL/WS/PPC, iRMT
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