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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Friday, February 19, 2016

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015: Exhibitors - S Says it All

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, S says it all, or at least a lot!  A variety of aircraft makers and component providers is included in this edition of The Aero Experience coverage of the exhibitors. 

Scout Aero

The Scout helicopter is a three-seat light rotorcraft providing good performance complete for under $200,000 or in kit form. 

Searey Amphibian

The Searey amphibious aircraft is made by Progressive Aerodyne of Tavares, FL.  This popular aircraft is available in light sport and experimental (kit) light sport aircraft models. 

Sirius XM Aviation

Sirius XM Aviation provides current weather data to pilots using Garmin and its own receiver units.  A subscription service is available for weather and other entertainment packages as well.  Parked at the Sirius XM exhibit was the RV-3B "Tsamsiyu" (Warrior).

Skyreach Bushcat

The Skyreach Bushcat is a light sport and experimental (kit) light sport aircraft made in South Africa and marketed in the U.S. by Twin Lakes, WI-based AeroSport.  The aircraft comes in conventional gear, tricycle gear and floatplane options and offers excellent short field and off-airport performance.  A variety of engine and instrumentation options are also available.

Sonex Aircraft   

Sonex Aircraft had another impressive exhibit, with a selection of aircraft types in their light sport aircraft model line.  The Sonex, Onex and JSX-2 were prominently displayed and there were many visitors throughout the week.  Here we have coverage of the exhibit and some visiting Sonex aircraft.      

Sport Performance Aviation

Sport Performance Aviation offers unique aircraft designed with ease of construction and customization in mind.  The Panther is a light sport and aerobatic aircraft with folding wings.  The Cougar is the two-place version.  Corvair engine conversions are also available.  The company is based in Green Cove Springs, FL.

Swift Fuels 
Swift Fuels again brought in their Cessna 150M with their exhibit.  Swift Fuels has been ahead of the curve in formulating aviation fuel in a changing regulatory environment with their unleaded 102 and 94 octane avgas and Swftjet 100% renewable turbine fuel. 


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