Plans Are Shaping Up For September Event In Illinois
The Second Annual Midwest LSA Expo is shaping up to be much
bigger and better than the successful inaugural event held last
fall, event organizers say. Nearly 40 aircraft exhibitor spaces
have already been reserved on the flightline with many of the
remaining slots being eyed by aircraft exhibitors expressing strong
"All of the major flying Light Sport Aircraft will be here, many
showing a multiple-space, corporate style presence," said Chris
Collins, Midwest LSA Expo organizer.
Spaces inside the Aviator's Hotline Exhibitor Hall are being
reserved by exhibitors offering the latest in avionics, GPS,
headsets, pilot supplies, insurance, and real estate.
Along with exhibitors showing aircraft, avionics, and more, a
slate of forums/seminars are being organized and scheduled by the
Illinois Department of Transportation-Division of Aeronautics
Bureau of Aviation Education and Safety, the Illinois Ultralight
Advisory Council, Ultraflight Radio, and SweeneyCorp.
The Midwest LSA Expo is planned for Thursday, September 23
through Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport
(KMVN) in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Organizers say the event is the
most affordable and convenient aviation event of its kind. The
airport is located near the intersection of two interstate
highways, and there are many nearby hotels, restaurants, and other
amenities. Collins said arrangements are being made for hourly
shuttle bus service between the major hotel area and the
"There will be something for everyone at the Midwest LSA Expo,"
said event organizer Collins. "Demo your favorite LSA's,
attend a forum/seminar provided by the best in the business, and
shop for that new aviation goodie you have been wanting to buy -
all the while being taken care of by many people that are glad to