January 25-28, 2017

NOTAM: Please be advised that Runway 01/19 will be closed due to personnel and equipment painting a portion of Runway 01/19 near Taxiway A2 in preparation for the 2017 Sebring Light Sport Expo. Please Contact Unicom on 122.7 for advisories.

EFFECTIVE: On Thursday January 19th from 12:00 PM Local (17:00 Z) till 6:00 PM Local (23:00 Z)

NOTAM: Please be advised that Runway 01/19 will be closed due to personnel and equipment painting a portion of Runway 01/19 near Taxiway A2 in preparation for the 2017 Sebring Light Sport Expo. Please Contact Unicom on 122.7 for advisories.

EFFECTIVE: On Thursday January 19th from 8:00 AM Local (13:00 Z) till 12:00 PM Local (17:00 Z)

EFFECTIVE: On Thursday January 19th from 8:00 AM Local (13:00 Z) till 12:00 PM Local (17:00 Z)

NOTAM: Please be advised that Runway 14/32 will be closed due to personnel and equipment painting the intersection of Runway 14/32 and Runway 01/19 in preparation for the 2017 Sebring Light Sport Expo. Please Contact Unicom on 122.7 for advisories.

EFFECTIVE: On Wednesday January 18th @ 7:00 AM Local (12:00 Z) till Tuesday January 31st @ 6:00 PM Local (23:00 Z)

NOTAM: Please be advised that Workers and heavy equipment will be setting up tents and other items in preparation for Sebring EXPO 2017. Please contact Unicom on 122.7 for parking instructions and advisories.

Effective: On Tuesday January 10th @ 7:00 AM Local (12:00 Z) till Tuesday January 17th @ 6:00 PM Local (23:00 Z)

Sebring Airport Authority boasts two new Tesla charging stations.

Tesla owners are now able to charge their cars at the airport.

The Sebring Airport Authority has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide an increasingly desirable amenity; Tesla Destination Charging.  Sebring will make charging available for all Tesla customers in need who may not be airport clients. Said Mike Willingham, Executive Director, Sebring Airport Authority, “We are beyond excited about being part of this wonderful new venture, which will bring new visitors to Sebring.”

Tesla Destination Charging Stations
The Sebring Regional Airport and other Tesla Destination Charging locations are hosted on Tesla’s interactive webpage and were recently GPS located on Model S and Model Xs’ navigation through a free software update sent wirelessly to the car. Tesla owners are now able to use the in-vehicle 17” touchscreen to easily plan trips and locate the property.
 About Tesla
Tesla designs, engineers and manufactures premium, all-electric vehicles and is leading a revolution to transform the automotive industry with zero-emissions technology. In particular, theAnchor Model S is a class-leader in performance, efficiency, functionality and safety. Tesla’s charging infrastructure provides them with a competitive advantage compared to other automobile manufacturers and is made up of home charging, Supercharging and Destination Charging.

Save the date: Pistons & Props Nov. 30-Dec. 4

ATTENTION PILOTS! Fly in to Sebring Regional Airport and join us for this unique, historic event

The HSR Classic 12 Hours of Sebring, Pistons and Props, will follow the same concept of HSR’s Classic 24 Hour at Daytona.
 
The immediate success of the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, which has quickly ascended to “must-attend” status on the worldwide motorsports scene, provided the inspiration behind the similar event on the iconic grounds of Sebring International Raceway.
 
While the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona is America’s premier 24-hour race, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida, has gained equally legendary status as the oldest major sports car race in the United States.
 
An entirely unique aspect of the Classic 12 Hours of Sebring, Pistons and Props, however, will be the simultaneous celebration of Sebring’s rich military and civil aviation history that is as much a part of the 12 Hours of Sebring as the race itself.

FOR TICKETS:
HSRtickets.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Phone: 727-573-1340
Email: registrar@hsrrace.com

Web Link: http://www.hsrrace.com/events/2016_events/classic12hour

Click to download: Race Entry-Form.pdf

Airport director’s business acumen pays off

When most people look at an airport they see planes, runways, taxiways and fuel. When Mike Willingham looks at an airport, he sees a real estate opportunity.

On Aug. 1, Willingham will have been executive director of the Sebring Airport Authority for 25 years. Willingham, 64, is also a pilot with an additional three years of experience in Fixed Base Operations at the airport, but it is his out-of-the-box thinking and business acumen that have made his tenure at the Sebring Regional Airport so successful.

Besides its obvious role as a flight center, the property under Willingham is now a 2,000-acre business park hosting 44 tenants and is part of a Foreign Trade Zone, also known as a Free Tax Zone, spanning six counties.

Hang a left turn off of U.S. 98, pass the Humane Society of Highlands County and you’ll start to see the Sebring Regional Airport “shopping mall.

The famous race track is a tenant, along with aviation companies like Tecnam Aircraft, who assembles, sells and distributes piston-powered aircraft across the Americas. Lockwood is here, constructing its Aircam, a revolutionary craft originally designed for National Geographic. The location is also a military refueling station.

But the airport isn’t all about planes. Other tenants include Genpak, a plastics manufacturer; E-stone, an Italian granite products company; and the newest tenant, CitraPac, the creator of “fruit pearls,” a kid-friendly, no-sugar-added frozen citrus product.

Willingham said he came into the role with an eye to “running the business and delivering value to the community.” That boils down to making decisions that pay the bills while also boosting economic development and job creation, and Willingham made it a point to foster good relationships with important community players like elected officials and the CRA.

“That has paid dividends,” he said.

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TEQUILA PATRÓN ESM HONDA PROTOTYPE WINS SECOND STRAIGHT

imsa_P_2_Patron_SMALLComing off of a stirring victory in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2 returned to Victory Lane with a second consecutive triumph in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Pipo Derani captured the checkered flag in a final sprint in Saturday’s 64th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. With five minutes and 45 seconds to go, Derani passed Dane Cameron in the No. 31 Whelen Engineering/Team Fox Corvette DP from Action Express Racing to take the lead and the eventual victory, sweeping Daytona and Sebring in back-to-back rounds of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.

What a tough race this was,” said Derani. “We had some contact, some spins, and moving our way back to the front was just unbelievable. In the end, I knew we had a great car, and new tires. But with only 10 to 15 minutes to go and still be in fourth was difficult to believe that we were going to make it. God had an eye on me and everything I executed was perfect. I can’t believe it all. It happened like that. I was so focused to bring the car home. The adrenaline was so high I couldn’t think about anything else.

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