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2018 Ultralight / Light Sport Symposium
Topics for ultralight/light sport and private pilots.
Date and Time:
Saturday, February 24, 2018, starting at 08:00 Central Standard Time Download Calendar File
Jim Sweeney, Brett Lawton, Mike Hudetz, Roy Beisswenger
Brief Description:

Rotax 2 and 4 stroke engines, weather tools, understanding turbulence, flying weight shift trikes

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Location of Seminar:
American Farm Heritage Museum
1395 Museum Ave

Greenville, IL 62246
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Fly-in Seminar?:
150 seats at the facility, 127 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Sponsoring Division:
Illinois FAASTeam
Contact Information:
Roy Beisswenger
Phone: (618) 664-9706
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

The Ultralight/Light Sport Seminar that used to be held in Springfield has been reborn as the Ultralight/Light Sport Symposium. For the second year, this program is being held in Greenville, Illinois, located between Mt. Vernon and St. Louis. This year, it will be located at the American Farm Heritage Museum, which offers more space for vendor displays and the opportunity to serve breakfast snacks and lunch at the facility. This offers more opportunity for networking and comraderie. Detailed information on the program is available at

Current Sponsors and partners include: WICKS Aircraft and Motorsports, the Experimental Aircraft Association, Powered Sport Flying Magazine, IDOT Division of Aeronautics, FAA Springfield FSDO/Illinois FAA FAASTeam, the USUA, WingX Pro7 and Roy's Powered Parachute Book.

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Costs: Attendance and parking are free.

Directions: The American Farm Heritage Museum is located just off of I-70.  

Vendor Exhibits: The exhibit area features ultralight, engine manufacturer and accessory displays. Anyone interested in vendor or display space should contact Roy Beiswenger (618) 664-9706; email


  • 08:00  Registration/Visit vendors
  • 08:45  Opening Statements
  • 09:00  "Weather and Flight Planning Tools", Jim Sweeney
  • 10:15  "Caring for Your Rotax 2-Stroke or 4-Stroke Engine", Brett Lawton
  • 11:15   Lunch Break - lunch is available on site
  • 12:45  "Weight Shift Control Trike", Mike Hudetz
  • 14:00  "Understanding Turbulence", Roy Beisswenger

WINGS credit is available for this program .For more information on the new WINGS program, click on WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program on the site, or ask a FAASTeam Representative for assistance at the program.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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