U.S. Sport Aviation Expo - KSEF


Sebring Regional Airport’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will have a grand entrance through the stunning airport Galleria this January 24-27 flanked with aircraft parked directly in front of the entrance.

Captivating speakers
“Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to many new speakers such as Captain Rahmani, first female fixed-wing pilot in the Afghan Air Force; Peggy Chabrian, President and Founder of Women in Aviation, International; Kat Swain, instructor of military and civilian pilots, and now a drone pilot expert; Dr. Story Musgrave, Astronaut who performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight into space,” says Mike Willingham, Executive Director of both the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo and Sebring Regional Airport.

More Pilot benefits: 2nd and 3rd Class Medical Exams To Be Offered
Highlands Regional Medical Center (HRMC) will be performing 2nd and 3rd class medical exams on-site at the Sport Aviation Expo. Sebring Airport is thrilled to have this option through HRMC for all pilots. Computers will be on hand to enable pilots the ability to fill out online forms for the FAA to complete this important process. Pilots should sign-up here to pay and reserve a time slot in advance for during Expo.

Large scale MultiGP sanctioned Drone Race will be happening again for 2018
Expo debuted unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs … aka drones) at the 2016 event. “This past January, we upped the Ante. AirOps Inc. and CineVista Media joined up with Sebring to add the first known large scale MultiGP sanctioned Drone Race at an aviation event. And, we’re doing it again for 2018,” enthused Expo Director, Melissa Finger.

MacDill Airfest 2018

Tampa Bay area residents eager for the return of MacDill's AirFest have some dates to put on their calendars. The 6th Air Mobility Wing confirmed Tuesday that the show will make a return in 2018.

MacDill AirFest 2018 is set to take place on the Tampa Air Force Base May 12-13. The United States Navy's Blue Angels will appear as the headline act, the 6th Air Mobility Wing confirmed in a Tuesday email to media.

"The show will also feature aerial performances by both military and civilian aviators," the base's email said. "Static aircraft will be on display, including many of the Department of Defense's cargo, fighter and special purpose aircraft."

MacDill also announced that its AirFest 2016 earned the Best Military Air Show award from the United States Air Force's Thunderbirds. That award is bestowed on the show that goes above and beyond "to bring the Thunderbirds' mission to the public, to emphasize safety and discipline, and to help recruit the next generation of airmen." The 2016 show also earned the Pinnacle Award Gold from the International Council of Airshow's conference.

"We are honored and proud to be able to give back to a community that gives us so much support," said Col April Vogel, commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing. "The two awards that our 2016 airshow garnered can be directly attributed to that support."