Feb 29, 2020 8:00AM—5:00PM


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After 37 years in Springfield and Greenville, the Ultralight and Light Sport Aircraft Symposium is moving to the St. Louis Region with a new host and venue. SWIC’s Granite City campus is conveniently located a mile south of I-270 Exit #4 and is home to their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic and Industrial Technology programs.

There’s no reason not to come – the event is FREE and 2020 is a Leap Year so the calendar gives us an extra day to prepare to leap into the air as soon as spring weather allows! Come in from the cold and enjoy this one-day conference with your flying friends, as you hear from some
of the industry’s leading experts.

The Symposium will cover a broad range of safety, operational, and maintenance related topics that qualify for FAA Wings credit, and will feature displays and exhibits of ultralight and light sport aircraft accessories, engines, and other product displays. There will also be free door prizes, product raffles, and plenty of free literature to take home with you.

Do you have parts or supplies lying around your hangar you no longer need that might be useful to others? We’ll also have a mini swap meet with a table where you can display your items for sale or lay out a flyer advertising your aircraft or other large items.

Of course, there will be food available and a tour of SWIC’s A&P classroom and training lab, complete with multiple aircraft under work. We’ll be announcing the slate of expert speakers and exhibitors soon. For now, simply mark your calendar to save the date for this extraordinary aviation event!

RAF Illinois Ambassador David Warner will be at this event in his RAF orange; be sure to look for him!