The Bluegrass Ultralight Group is proud to announce Kentucky's 6th Annual
Saturday - January 27, 2001  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST)

- BFI Seminar - Hosted Dinner - Engine Seminar - Prizes - Local Weather - RealVideo -

Prop The purpose of our seminar is to promote the safety of every ultralight pilot in and around Kentucky. Newcomers will Discover the smart way to enter a new world . Ultralight pilots will enhance their safety skills. General Aviation pilots will learn more about a facet of aviation that may be new to them. This seminar is one of the ways Kentucky aviators are working to produce safe, responsible ultralight pilots.


 Speakers:Wind Sock

Scheduled to appear:

Frank Beagle - "The Voice of Oshkosh!" No one has more experience running a safety seminar than Frank "Woof!" Beagle.

"Rockin John" Carr - Famous powered parachute columnist and author of  "The Paraflight Experience"

Dan Johnson - Test pilot with almost 5000 hours, and aviation reporter for magazines like Kit Planes and Ultralight Flying! to name a few. Dan is VP of BRS the safety chute company.

Kevin Rutland- Trike Pilot and Author of "Flying with Angels"

Mark Smith - Quicksilver expert and all around good guy! He hasn't written a book yet but he has enough knowledge about ultralights to fill dozens of books :-)

Dan Leslie - Owner of Videogram Productions. He has produced video's about PPC, Gyrocopters and much more. Dan also host the satellite TV show called "Rotor/Wings Sport TV"

Jim Stephenson - CEO of ASC will speak on the new Sport Pilot Program and what it may mean to us.

Marie Helweg-Larsen, Ph.D. - Risk Perceptions in Ultralight flying

When: Saturday, January 27,  2001

Where: Kentucky Educational Television     Interactive Map   Driving Directions

600 Cooper Drive (off Nicholasville Rd.) near the UK Football stadium

Hotel Options    ( Most people attending stay at the Campbell House Inn - ask for the group discount)

Lexington Kentucky  KET   859-351-2363

Seminar: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 AM (EST)

Lunch will be available at the KET building

This Seminar is free and open to the public but donations are accepted to cover the travel and hotel expenses of the speakers. Another way to support the seminar is by purchasing a lunch ticket when you register. We appreciate your support, it allows us to host this very important event.


During the seminar weekend we will have three other special events:

                                 Covers bi-annual requirements for renewal of  ASC/EAA BFI rating.

                                 Presented by Casey Stiles                               

                                 Cost - $ 50.00 per participant in advance                                

                                 RSVP & Info contact   Paul Huber  859-253-2611 days


We will be having an "AFTER THE SEMINAR DINNER" this year. Our guest speaker for this dinner will be EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame member Chuck Slusarczyk . Mr. Slusarczyk is the owner and designer of the well known CGS Hawk Ultralight. The CGS Hawk was the first ultralight to have landing gear. This is only one of the "first" that Mr. Slusarczk is responsible for in our great sport. To top it off he is a very entertaining speaker. This will be a night you will never forget.

  •    Saturday, January 27, 7 PM - ???
  • $20 in advance or at seminar. Seating is LIMITED
  • RSVP & Information contact Paul Huber 859-253-2611 (days)

                                 Hands on Top End Overhaul and De-carbon workshop - Bring your tools

                                 Presented by Alan Laymon of  "Solo Aviation" and

                                 Brian Milburn of  "Lite Speed Aviation"

                                 Cost - $45.00 per person or $10.00 for BUG members

                                 BUG membership is only $25.00 per year. Join BUG and pay only

                                 $10 more for a work shop that will save you hundreds in the long run.

                                 RSVP & Info Alan Layman 859-336-8494


2001 Sponsors
Every year, we have sent every single attendee home with a prize of some sort. It is the generosity of these companies that allows us to attract more pilots and wannabe's each year. Pilots may think they are coming for the free goodies, but the real prize they win is learning to fly, build and maintain their dreams safely.

These select organizations have made substantial contributions to ensure the success of this and previous safety seminars. Without the patronage of community-minded companies like these, our sport would surely suffer. These generous raffle prizes are ultimately what make our seminar financially possible.

When you shop with these vendors, please be sure to thank them for allowing pilots to become safer at safety seminars like ours. We could not provide this service without them.

Standing Sponsors
The following organizations have each contributed in their own special way over the years. Our continued gratitude goes out to them. Please extend your own gratitude and patronage to them.
  • Adventure Productions
  • AirSports
  • AirStar
  • Alan Laymon of SoLo Aviation
  • BRS
  • Bing Carbeurators
  • CGS Hawk
  • CUA
  • Central Equipment Co.
  • Quad City Challenger
  • EAA
  • FAA
  • Flight World
  • Green Sky Adventures
  • Jeppeson
  • Kentucky Educational Television
  • Kentucky Aeronautic Board
  • Kentuckiana Ultralights
  • Microflight
  • Pennzoil
  • Sky Sports
  • South Mississippi Light Aircraft
  • Stephen's Oil
  • The New Kolb Aircraft Co.
  • Tri-State Kites
  • UltraFlight Magazine
  • Ultralight Fun Flights

  • For information on becoming a sponsor this year or next, contact: Alan Laymon at or 859-336-8494.

    Can't make it this year ????? Sorry to hear that. Here is the next best thing to being there.

    Click "REAL VIDEO" , for a link to the seminar web-cast live as it happens on January 27th.

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