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 Flocker » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:03 pm

+1

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby MrMorden » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:07 am

I'd like to go, but I waited a bit too long and now the remaining hotels are expensive or scummy. I'm not saying I won't make it, but it's looking unlikely.
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby FastEddieB » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:29 am

MrMorden wrote:I'd like to go, but I waited a bit too long and now the remaining hotels are expensive or scummy. I'm not saying I won't make it, but it's looking unlikely.


Come camp with us!
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby MrMorden » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:53 am

FastEddieB wrote:
MrMorden wrote:I'd like to go, but I waited a bit too long and now the remaining hotels are expensive or scummy. I'm not saying I won't make it, but it's looking unlikely.


Come camp with us!


If I make it I will be traveling with some others who have expressed a lack of enthusiasm for camping.
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby dstclair » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:43 am

I don't know the difficulties of flying into/out of SEF during the show but what about staying a few miles north in the Lakeland area (Lake Wales, Bartow, Lakeland, Winter Haven, etc) and aerial commuting each day. Looks like a 15 minute flight.
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby Flocker » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:52 am

dstclair wrote:I don't know the difficulties of flying into/out of SEF during the show...


Speaking of... the NOTAM was released this week:

http://www.sportaviationexpo.com/attention-pilots-sebring-notam-now-available/

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:25 pm

Thanks Flocker. I was just looking for that NOTAM the other night.

FIRST TIME DOING A LARGE FLY-IN, so a few ATC questions:

Can anybody comment on how dense the air traffic is mid-week?
So you contact Lake Jackson Arrival 20 miles out, listen for updates, be prepared to circle the lake, rock wings to acknowledge ATC?

What's the usual dialog and "rock your wings" protocol from the tower?
"If necessary controllers will contact you, using your aircraft “color” and “type"...
so my Red/White SportCruiser would likely be called????

Thanks!
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:15 am

Air Boss Inc. who will be doing ATC for the event:
http://www.airbossinc.com

Comments from last years expo:
http://tinyurl.com/z63dj64

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:48 pm

Here is additional information, just received from Air Boss Inc:

When you come up on the frequency 124.725 for Lake Jackson, just listen at first and if no one is talking, tell the controller your position. He will then try to find you around the lake and give you directions such as:

· Depart Lake Jackson on a 110 degree heading at a certain altitude listed on the NOTAM which is 1100’ MSL (I have attached a Graphic)
· You will fly that heading or close to it all the way to the airport
· If there is a lot of traffic, (keep your head on a Swivel and maintain VFR) they may use your type/color and ask you to follow aircraft ahead to the airport.
· Prior to reaching the airport, you will be switched over and advised to listen to Sebring Tower on 118.05.
· We do not have Radar!!
· You will then be advised to fly over the airport at your altitude, because there might be traffic below you on the downwind in the fly-by pattern
· You will enter either a right downwind for RWY 01 or a left downwind for RWY 19…depending on the wind…usually Right downwind for RWY 01
· After landing with no delay on the runway you will make a right turn off of the runway for taxi to the transit ramp where there will personnel to help you park
· Remember, there will be aircraft landing right behind you…Expedite Your Taxi and keep your head on a Swivel…
· When you get ready to depart, you call Ground Control on 121.35 for taxi and progressive taxi if needed.
· Please go to the FAA NOTAM page and read the NOTAM’s for the Airport


Remember…we are here to help you, all you have to do is ask. If you are not sure about something, ASK! Glad to hear you will be coming and hope you have a Great Time!!! I hope all of this helps, Please share with others if needed.

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby Flocker » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:41 am

designrs wrote:Here is additional information, just received from Air Boss Inc:


Thanks for posting.

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby Flocker » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:35 am

designrs wrote:Here is additional information, just received from Air Boss Inc:


Could you ask your contact at Air Boss what the procedure is for an after hours arrival? i.e. before 0900 or after 1700.

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby Flocker » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:05 pm

Flocker wrote:what the procedure is for an after hours arrival? i.e. before 0900 or after 1700.


Just got off the phone with AB. The field is to be treated as a standard non-towered field. (i.e. no need to fly to Lake Jackson, etc.) They did caution to remain vigilant as there may be powered parachutes buzzing around the field after 1700 and one of the runways may be closed.

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:38 pm

Runway and Ground Diagram from Air Boss:

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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby drseti » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:02 am

Unfortunately, gang, I just found out that I have a house concert Thursday night, so I regret I won't be able to make the SportPilotTalk dinner. :(
I hope the rest of you enjoy the gathering. Thanks to Richard for coordinating.
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Re: 2016 Expo

Postby designrs » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:55 am

Change in plans... I will be arriving on Thursday, departing Friday.
Still coordinating dinner on Thursday night per above.
Looking forward!

Paul you will be missed.


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