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Celebrating 30 years

Posted on August 9th, 2013 by

Quad City Ultralight Aircraft Corp. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. As part of the festivities, the company is holding a fly-in Sept 20-21 at Erie Air Park in Erie, Ill. Continue Reading →

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ICON releases production details on AoA system

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by

LOS ANGELES – ICON Aircraft has released details about its Angle of Attack (AoA) system, a safety feature that will be standard on the company’s A5 Light Sport Aircraft. Continue Reading →

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Testing completed for Super Legend

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by

American Legend Aircraft Co. has completed structural testing of the Super Legend, a Lycoming-powered version of the Legend Cub. The airframe was successfully tested to load limits and will meet S-LSA certification, company officials report. Continue Reading →

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FAA grants ICON weight exemption

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH — The FAA has granted ICON Aircraft’s petition for exemption to allow an increased takeoff weight for ICON’s A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). Continue Reading →

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Zlin Cub-S makes Oshkosh debut

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

The 180-hp Titan Stroker IO-340 powered Zlin Cub-S is coming to the United States as a light-sport aircraft (LSA). SportairUSA, the U.S. distributor for aircraft manufactured by Zlin Aviation, will display the Cub-S in Oshkosh this week during AirVenture. Continue Reading →

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SkyCraft begins taking deposits

Posted on July 28th, 2013 by

OREM, UTah — On July 29, SkyCraft will begin accepting deposits for the SD-1 Minisport through the website’s Buy-A-Plane page. There are currently 14 pre-orders, filling production slots until summer of 2014, company officials report, adding SkyCraft is able to... Continue Reading →

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Production engineering begins on SeaDragon Gen2

Posted on July 28th, 2013 by

Independent Aircraft has begun production engineering of an all composite amphibious light-sport aircraft (LSA) called the SeaDragon Gen2. Continue Reading →

First electric flight for Erik Lindbergh

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by

When a leading proponent of a fresh idea, in this case airplanes powered by electric motors, finally has a chance to use the technology it can significantly heighten his motivation. Such was the case when Erik Lindbergh took the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Bearhawk ships LSA kits, adds second door to Patrol

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by

Bearhawk Aircraft started delivering kits of the Bearhawk LSA (pictured below) in June. “We offer the Bearhawk LSA as a quick build, a plans-built, and everything in between,” said Mark Goldberg, Bearhawk Aircraft’s owner. Announced last August, the prototype of the Bob... Continue Reading →

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Hartzell X-Drive chosen for Carbon Cub

Posted on July 15th, 2013 by

CubCrafters has selected Hartzell Engine Technologies’ new X-Drive lightweight starter as standard on the company’s upgraded, high-performance Carbon Cub SS light sport aircraft (LSA). Continue Reading →