Sebring Day Two…and our National Treasure (initials P.W.)
By James Lawrence
More airplanes made it through the winter weather blanketing much of the midwest and east.
Pipistrel's much-awaited Alpha Trainer arrived at 8 last night thanks to its much-fatigued pilot Don Sharp who soldiered on through the crud all the way from Indiana.
Highlights? Too many to list, but in the wee hours meself we'll go the photo/caption route.
Personal fave: Patty Wagstaff's always-amazing airshow...in the near-dark twilight, followed by the largest demonstration team in aviation , Team AeroDynamix. The 12-aircraft team is made up exclusively of Van's RV aircraft, including RV-4s and RV-6s, two of the most popular kit planes ever. The complex and highly entertaining show lit up the darkening, overcast skies with great moves and lots of bright lights.
Attendance seemed light today, disappointing especially with all the effort Jana Filip and crew have put in this last year to promote the show and bring in acts like Patty and the RV team. It was cold, for Florida (below 60 in the morning) and windy all day, but beautiful. Many dealers made demo flights (great way to show how your plane handles crosswinds, right guys?) and those that came were treated to LSA's top show.