of the hangar
You know this was
the year……I told myself that I live in Florida…..We are supposed
to take life easy…..Relax. Sleep in. Go to the beach. Go
Yes that was my
New Years Resolution and yes I have already failed at that one.
Maybe next year I can make it to Feburary.
We have started
this year with a bang, all kinds of new stuff going on down here
in sunny Florida. But first let me talk about something
Saturday at LoPresti event for February has a very special
Steve Wittman. Actually this will be the world premier
of the “Steve Wittman Remembered”. We had a Disney film crew record
Steve Wittman’s last air show that he flew on his 90th
birthday and they followed that up with a great interview.
Wittman was a race pilot, airplane designer, builder and EAA
member. Wittman has the record for winning the most races and
the longest career. When he was 85 he decided that he should
step aside and let some of younger pilots have a shot. You know
those upstart 70 year old kids were complaining.
Steve Wittman was
a driving force in the creation of the home built and
experimental aircraft market..
This is a part of
our aviation history and every aviation enthusiast and pilot
should be here.
Not sure your
Sweetheart will want to be at the airport? Well we have taken
care of that. This is our Sweetheart First Saturday and we have
a nationally recognized Chef fixing our breakfast. Karen Siegel
has run top restaurants and has been featured on Oprah. I have
been to Karen’s restaurant I never wanted to leave. Karen lives
in Milwaukee and she sends us “Care Packages” when we are
Airventure. It’s kind of interesting to see 8 guys camping
at a house in Oshkosh standing around talking about the nuances
We started our
trade show year extra early this year at the
US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring. This was a great show
and the enthusiasm of pilots and manufacturers was contagious.
The atmosphere, even with cold, wet, rainy weather, was upbeat.
We have new stuff planned for the LSA market and it will be fun
We are working on
this year’s calendar for Fury appearances.
Corkey Fornof will be flying his famous P-51 show in our
LoPrestiFury at Sun-N-Fun and at
Mid-Atlantic Fly-in & Sport Aviation Convention in Lumberton, NC.
The Fury will
also be touring Florida Fly-in Communities in February and
We just bought a
SR-22. That is one slick airplane but we have some new stuff
coming for this plane.
We have a new
front page on our website. Look at
tell me what you think.
J.W. "Corkey" Fornof is continuing his
tour of the country demonstrating the LoPrestiFury.
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Want to learn more about
Visit with us at the trade shows below or
visit one of our LoPresti Partners.
Aviation Industry Expo
April 8 - 13
Mid Atlantic Fly-in and Convention
Eastern Air Center
Lone Mountain Aviation
Las Vegas, NV
Texarkana Flying Club
Vero Beach Avionics
Vero Beach, FL
Dial East Aircraft
Mangon Aircraft Repair
Aircraft Management Services
New Cumberland, PA
Kim Davidson Aviation
Santa Monica, CA
O & N Aircraft
Eden Prairie, MN