After a tough winter in most parts of the USA, spring evidently arrived early with 80° temperatures as far north as Minnesota…all before Sun ‘n Fun. More good news: After its coldest winter since the early 1980s, Florida is extremely pleasant now, warm with low humidity.
Indications are the economy continues bearing down on Light Sport Aviation. Confronted with cautious customers, some aircraft producers have tightened their costs and are offering sharply lower prices in time for Sun ‘n Fun. Flight Design announced its CTLS Lite, which makes two impressive accomplishments. By slightly trimming the equipment list and making other adjustments, the market leader was able to slice $20,000 off the price, coming in at $119,800. They also cut a most impressive 50 pounds from the empty weight.