published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Aviation Expo continues to improve
Well it looks like someone in the know reads some of the articles that I write and the paper prints.
I got hold of a copy of the Sports Aviation Expo program for the show at Hendricks Field this Thursday through Sunday and the first thing I noted was that there will be no fee charged for parking your car! That's $5 saved right off. I wrote years ago scoring the show for charging a fee for parking on ground that we were paying tax money to buy and maintain. Happy Day.
The program show is a full day of activity for all four days and into the nights (there are a couple of after-show hour dinners scheduled) along with the dedication of the new E.A.A. Hangar that is to be used for the Young Eagles training program that is conducted by the E.A.A.
Icing on the cake will be provided by an Air Show Friday and Saturday by Patty Wagstaff and a team aerodynamics show.
I have been to every one of these expos since the first when I wrote an article predicting that they would never get off the ground. Boy was I ever wrong. The expo has grown to be the thing to see if you are at all interested in light plane flying or in flying of any dimension.
If you have pressing business on any day of the show, stay away from the airport because if you go in, you will not be able to tear yourself away to attend to anything but light aircraft business.
For you old fogies in wheelchairs or using canes or walkers as I do, don't worry, there is plenty of room for us and, as in the past, there will be benches-a-plenty to rest on. This is a show that the industry shows off its wares and there are forums on all aspects of light plane use.
The only thing I will miss are the old B-26 Marauders that I stood guard on many a night back when Hendricks was the Sebring Army Airfield back in the early 1940s.
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