Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Good to go in Illinois...

This annual event has proven its worth over the years for those who fly ultralights...and suspect it will catch on as an LSA event, as well...and it's almost worth the trip just for the pleasure of hearing Frank Beagle's baritone announcing:

IUAC To Hold Seminar On Ultralight/Lightplane Safety

Partnership With Illinois DOT, FAA Aims To Make Pilots Safer

The Illinois Ultralight Advisory Council (IUAC), the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics, and the Federal Aviation Administration, Springfield FSDO, are presenting the 27th Annual IUAC Ultralight/Lightplane Safety Seminar on Saturday, February 24 in Springfield, IL.

The FREE safety seminar will be held in the Illinois Building & Auditorium on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. This building will accommodate a 400-seat theatre and a 12,270 sq. ft. auditorium for aircraft and vendor displays all under the same roof.

Representatives with the IUAC say the safety seminar will cover a broad range of subjects. There will be ultralight, engine manufacturer, and accessory displays representing UL/sport/recreational type aircraft.

Featured speakers and topics include:

* Emcee - Frank Beagle
* Getting Your Aircraft N-Numbered, Edsel Ford - FAA Light Sport Aircraft Branch (afs-610)
* Corrosion Solutions for Your Airframe, Bever Borne - Air-Tech, Inc.
* Ethanol Fuel Issues for Pilots, Earl Lawrence - Experimental Aircraft Association
* The Next Sport Pilot Deadlines, Jim Sweeney – SweeneyCorp

Aircraft will be on static display along with dealer and manufacturer displays.

Discount rates for attendees are available at the nearby Howard Johnson's Inn and Suites. Registration for the event will be from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, with the seminar sessions beginning promptly at 9 am. Arrive early for viewing the exhibits, since the featured seminar sessions will consume a major portion of the day. The program will conclude around 4:00 pm.

Coffee and doughnuts will be available. As in previous years, a catered meal for the noon lunch will be provided for a nominal charge. Meal tickets for this lunch can be purchased during registration.


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