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Leading Edge Flight Training School New Tenant at Airport

Sebring Airport Authority is thrilled to announce the first flight training facility in Sebring and their newest tenant, Leading Edge Flight Training School.

Leading Edge Flight Training School is ready and open for business with a Cessna 172 and a Lake Amphibian Seaplane. The school is also offering simulator training on the Redbird FMX, a superior-quality, full motion, Advanced Aviation Training Device. The simulator’s electric motion platform and wrap-around visual offer a realistic training environment approved by the FAA. The state-of-the-art simulator will be available for anyone to try out at the January 24-27 US Sport Aviation Expo.

Owner Brant Howell had this to say about his decision to relocate from Virginia to Sebring, “I chose Sebring because it’s in the middle of everything and options for world class flight training were limited. The Sebring Airport has so much to offer and now a professional flight school is here. It’s a great time to be involved in aviation, the airlines are hiring, and career opportunities have never been better.”

Continued Brant, “ We’re going to be doing seaplane training, which is new for Sebring. We’re excited to be the only flight training operation in Sebring with all these resources and opportunities.”

Down the road Leading Edge will offer flights to the Keys and major airports as an added benefit to customers.

About Leading Edge Flight Training School
Leading Edge Fight Training School has over 40 years of aviation experience providing training from private pilot through commercial and advanced pilot ratings. They provide pilots the opportunity to learn within a structured academic environment and receive a quality aviation education. The training school employs a team of professional flight instructors who are highly trained, experienced, and committed to providing the best training available in general aviation. Visit https://www.leadingedgeflightschool.com/ for more details.

Brant Howell
Brant Howell has been involved in General Aviation for more than 30 years and his experience includes thousands of hours of instruction given and flight experience in many types of aircraft ranging from Piper Cubs and Cessna 172’s to the latest advanced aircraft available. He is a long time member with the National Association Of Flight Instructors (NAFI), president of the SML Pilots Association, and a veteran of the United States Air Force 1550th Aircrew Training and Test Wing.

About Sebring Regional Airport & Commerce Park
Sebring Regional Airport is a 2,000-acre commerce park and airport. The airport is a designated Foreign Trade Zone offering many tax benefits and is home to Sebring International Raceway. Sebring has been named in the State Aviation System Plan as the growth airport for South Central Florida. SRA celebrates the 14th anniversary for U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in 2018.

Save the Date: Jan. 24-27, 2018: 14th Annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

Don’t miss the 14th annual U.S. sport Aviation Expo at Sebring Regional Airport.

The annual Sport Aviation event features sport aircraft and includes conventional aircraft, kit planes, powered parachutes, trikes, gyros, amphibians, drones and innovative designs such as electrically powered aircraft—over 150 aircraft on display.

Early Bird Special for Exhibitors

This year, reserve your space by August 31st and receive a 20% discount on your indoor or outdoor space.

To learn more, visit www.sportaviationexpo.com/

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2016

Light sport enthusiasts are gathering in sunny Florida for the four-day event which kicked off yesterday.

Drones come to U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

Excerpted from Jay Meisel | Highlands Today  Published: January 21, 2016

SEBRING — Don’t expect any time soon to call up your favorite pizza business and have a drone bring the Italian fast food to your door step. Also, it’s probably unlikely that an Amazon drone will be delivering that hot new mystery book to your home.

But, you might drive by a farm and see a drone over head.

That’s becoming increasingly possible and anticipated as using drones has gained interest. And for the first time this year drones were part of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, which continues through the end of this week at the Sebring Regional Airport.

Shawn Okun, president of Float Planes and Amphibs, a Sebring-based company, said drones will become increasingly used in agriculture and other types of businesses, law enforcement and border control. 

Screen-Shot-2016-01-21-at-6.26.26-PM-_-Jan-21Scott Clark, owner of Dragonfly Racing Drones, holds out his hand to land a small quadcopter drone after demonstrating it at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo on Wednesday. The Sebring-based drone store plans to start holding drone races. RYAN PELHAM/STAFF – 

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Tecnam P2010 approved in Europe for Garmin G500

Tecnam’s P2010, featured in the September 2015 issue of AOPA Pilot, has received certification in Europe for the Garmin G500 IFR avionics suite. The four-seat, high-wing aircraft is fully certified and priced at $345,000, an introductory price that is now permanent.

The first delivery of the aircraft was in Europe in December 2014. The aircraft is offered in the United States only with the G1000 avionics suite, but the G500 might be offered at a later time. There is no timetable for including the G500 as a U.S. option.

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