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Upcoming Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminars


Annual ultralight and light-sport safety seminars have been announced for Illinois on February 27 and Indiana on March 13. The tradition of these events was started nearly three decades ago by Charlie Wells, an aerobatic pilot and ultralight enthusiast who helped Illinois bring safety information to the growing ultralight community. The seminars quickly grew to include light planes and have become a fun and educational way to meet friends and fellow pilots in your state.

The 30th Annual Illinois Ultralight/Light Plane Safety Seminar will be held Saturday, February 27, in Springfield, Illinois. This Illinois Ultralight Advisory Council event takes place at the Illinois Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the program runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Attendance is free. Aircraft will be on static display along with dealer and manufacturer displays. Coffee, doughnuts, snacks, and lunch will be available in the exhibit area. There will be door prizes and a raffle drawing. Wings credit is available. More information is available at www.Safety-Seminar.com.

The 17th Annual Wisconsin Light Aviation Safety Seminar will be held Saturday, March 13, at the Founders’ Wing, EAA AirVenture Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the seminar runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. This will be an FAA Wings event. Great door prizes offered, and lunch is available on-site at modest cost. For more information, contact Steve Krueger at 715-536-8828, or e-mail kruegerfly@aol.com. Check the event website for the latest details.

Other states with a history of ultralight seminars include Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Florida. If your state doesn’t have an annual aviation safety seminar for ultralights and light-sport aircraft, contact the organizers above to learn how you can get one started.

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