September 22, 2009
By Jill W. Tallman
Mount Vernon Airport (KMVN) in Illinois is the home of the first-ever Midwest Light Sport Aircraft Expo, set for Oct. 1 through 3. The event will bring a wide variety of light sport aircraft (LSA) manufacturers and U.S. distributors to the airport and aims to educate visitors and pilots about LSAs.
LSAs scheduled to be on the flight line include the Allegro, American Legend Cub, Cubcrafters Sport Cub 2, Evektor SportStar, Flight Design CT, the Gobosh, Paradise P1, Rans S-19 and S-7LS, Remos, StingSport, Tecnam P92 Eaglet and P2006T, Thorpedo, and Zodiac. A complete list of manufacturers and aircraft is on the Web site. Demonstration flights will be available at the nontowered airport.
A full slate of forums and seminars is scheduled, including sessions on pilot training, aircraft requirements, FAA regulations, and care and maintenance of Jabiru and Rotax engines. An exhibitor hall will feature pilot supplies, headsets, personal locator beacons, and more. For more information, see the Web site.
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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