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 was raised to $150,000, “the price was too high for what you got, and what you got wasn’t what you really wanted to begin with,” he says. Check it out here
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 and coming addition to the RANS family.” So, whether you want ready-to-fly or kit, RANS has you covered.
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 — for a flight around the area.
Thierry told me SAM LS prototype we were going to fly had about 145 hours on the airframe, was “docile, safe and enjoyable,” and to look for 70-75 mph on takeoff.
“Wow! What….is…that?” That was the most common reaction when people first set eyes on the SAM LS [Read more…]
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 president.
TAVARES, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne has received FAA certification for the Searey Elite, a light-sport amphibious airplane.
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.
Zenith Aircraft has begun shipping kits for its newest model, the CH 750 Cruzer.