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Hightower Keynote Speaker at Illinois Ultralight and Light Plane Seminar

Rod Hightower

The 32nd Annual Illinois Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012, in the Illinois Building and Auditorium on the Illinois State Fairground in Springfield, Illinois. EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower is scheduled to give the keynote address, "LSA and General Aviation," right after the lunch break. Attendance is free. Aircraft will be on static display along with dealer and manufacturer displays.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The program starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Attendees have ample time to visit the indoor exhibit area right outside the auditorium on breaks between speakers and during the lunch hour. Lunch is available on site and FAA Wings credit can be earned for participation in this seminar. Master of ceremonies Jeff Goin, president of the U.S. Powered Parachute Association, will introduce the speakers and officials and conduct drawings for the prizes and raffle.

The program begins with aviation ground school instructor Jim Sweeney of SweeneyCorp on the subject of electronic flight books (EFBs) and LSA. Learn about the modern alternatives to paper records and paper charts. Next up before lunch, airline pilot Jeff Goin talks about his favorite type of off-duty flying, powered paragliders. Following Rod Hightower's address right after lunch the program concludes with Brian McCallen of Light Sport Repair Services Inc., an authorized independent Rotax repair center. Brian will talk about Rotax care and maintenance. More details, maps, and driving instructions are available at the Safety Seminar website.

This seminar is presented by the Illinois Ultralight Advisory Council (IUAC), Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics, and Federal Aviation Administration Springfield FSDO.

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