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How a ghost doomed the Skycatcher

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by

In a new blog post, Flying magazine’s Robert Goyer says that the Cessna Skycatcher failed because it was overly sensitive to wind, had a “Made in China” label that infuriated the American marketplace, plus a high price tag. Once the price... Continue Reading →

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RANS S-20LS Raven now available

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by

The S-20 Raven from RANS debuted at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo last month. According to company officials, “After many requests for both the kit and our ready-to-fly model of the S-20 – we’ve streamlined the ordering for this up... Continue Reading →

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Pilot Report: SAM LS

Posted on February 6th, 2014 by

SAM LS Designer Thierry Zibi and I met at Sandpiper Aviation at Meacham Airport in Fort Worth during October’s AOPA Summit. We chatted for about an hour prior to climbing aboard the tandem two-seater — named for Zibi’s son —... Continue Reading →

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SAM LS takes off

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by

“Wow! What….is…that?” That was the most common reaction when people first set eyes on the SAM LS  Continue Reading →

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Czech Sport Aircraft delivers 500th aircraft

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by

Czech Sport Aircraft reports the delivery of the 500th aircraft from the company’s facility in Kunovice. Continue Reading →

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Kitfox makes ‘hard decision’ to not attend Sebring

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by

Idaho-based Kitfox Aircraft will be not exhibiting at this week’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, commonly known as the Sebring LSA Expo. The decision not the attend the show was a tough one, according to John McBean, Kitfox... Continue Reading →

Searey Light Sport Elite ready for takeoff

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by

TAVARES, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne has received FAA certification for the Searey Elite, a light-sport amphibious airplane. Continue Reading →

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Production of fly-away RV-12s to continue

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by

Production of fly-away S-LSA RV-12 will continue in 2014, according to Dick VanGrunsven, founder of Van’s Aircraft, Inc. and Wally Anderson, head of Synergy Air. Continue Reading →

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Zenith now shipping CH 750 Cruzer kits

Posted on January 8th, 2014 by

Zenith Aircraft has begun shipping kits for its newest model, the CH 750 Cruzer. Continue Reading →

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Flight Design airframe donated to college

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by

Stanton Sport Aviation, a regional distributor for Flight Design in Minneapolis/St. Paul, recently donated a light-sport airframe to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC). Continue Reading →