I’m taking a short setup break here in the LSA Mall at Sun ‘n Fun to post this SPLOG. It’s the evening before the big show opens and this is a happening place. Vendors everywhere are scurrying to turn pandemonium into a highly organized show by morning. It’s windy but beautiful with temperatures in the low 80s and low humidity. C’mon down! *** The LSA Mall is a new location and by most reports, the location is even better than last year’s dynamite spot, with walkway or road access to two long rows of Light-Sport Aircraft. We’ve got $35,000 and $40,000 SLSA (M-Squared and CGS Hawk LSA) plus top brands like Piper (top photo, and see legend for more brands present), Flight Design, Remos, and leaders like Jabiru offering special bargains. We might squeeze one more airplane but I consider the LSA Mall full to capacity and ready to please. *** Rotax Service Centers again has their info booth and they have a prized location with superb access. *** Vendors are here before crowds of visitors arrive. Most report a dismal 2010 so far, but nearly all say inquiries are finally starting to rise. While battered from the economic downturn, moods appear to be improving. *** Paradise City, the Light Plane Area formerly known as the Ultralight Area, continues to look rather weak, but plans are afoot to transform this large chunk of space (which has its own runway that operates simultaneously with the main runway). *** As the show opens and new products are revealed, my blogger pal James Lawrence and I will keep you informed. And video producer UltralightNews and I will shoot more airplanes for your viewing pleasure. Click back soon!
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