Published: September 20, 2013

SEBRING- A grand-opening and dedication ceremony for the The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240’s new Aviation Development Center is Oct. 26 at the center, located on the flight line at Sebring Regional Airport.

Doors open for a meet-and-greet and tour at 9 a.m., followed by the dedication ceremony and the recognition of community and anchor sponsors at 10 a.m. The public is invited.

The EAA hosted its chapter meeting Tuesday in the new building, which has been designed as a community resource to help expand awareness and participation in aviation.

The chapter also elected Phil Lockwood of Lockwood Aviation and recent inductee to the Aviation Hall of Fame as its new president. The chapter also recognized the “long and dedicated service to the chapter of past president and charter member Dr. Ron Owen,” states a news release.

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