Top reasons to buy an LSA

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by

At this year’s Midwest LSA Expo, held Sept. 5-7 at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN) in Illinois, I delivered a presentation called “20+ Reasons to Buy an LSA.” However, to handle the subject a little bit differently, I turned it... Continue Reading →

A new approach to LSA certification

Posted on September 9th, 2013 by

“It’s always been done this way” begins a familiar statement for someone defending a long-standing practice. The reference here is to the nearly 10-year-old category of Light-Sport Aircraft and how these airplanes are permitted to fly across the USA. It... Continue Reading →


Best AirVenture ever?

Posted on August 11th, 2013 by

Was 2013 the best EAA AirVenture Oshkosh ever? In one way obvious to every attendee, this year’s event was superlative: Wisconsin’s weather was nearly perfect. Continue Reading →


Evektor passes FAA audit

Posted on June 30th, 2013 by

The first Light-Sport Aircraft to win FAA acceptance as an SLSA was Evektor. Now, Midwest U.S. Sportstar and Harmony rep Steve Minnich reports Evektor passed a recent FAA audit. Continue Reading →

Rotax 912 iS: Better than predicted

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by

On a recent visit to Rotax near Wels, Austria, I was privileged to examine the immense Rotax engine factory and test facilities with executive Christian Mundigler. Continue Reading →


Single seat darling

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by

Perhaps it’s because we haven’t had so many new SLSA offerings lately (though don’t look away too long as more are definitely on the way!). Maybe it’s because the new new SD-1 Minisport is a single seater. Continue Reading →

Summer celebration of flight

Posted on June 25th, 2013 by

As summer begins to heat up, that can mean only one thing to true-blue aviation enthusiasts. Yup, AirVenture is coming at us like a jet fighter. Continue Reading →


Broken Wing project debuts

Posted on June 19th, 2013 by

Renegade Light Sport recently unveiled its Broken Wing project for wounded warriors. Officials with the company, which recently relocated to Saint Lucie County Airport in Fort Pierce, Florida, said, “We will introduce our injured military heroes to the freedom of... Continue Reading →

Make your voice heard

Posted on June 19th, 2013 by

Each year, the FAA surveys the flying population seeking information on aviation activity and safety. The general aviation and professional flyer community responds but often recreational aviation details are sparse. You can help change that. Continue Reading →


First factory-built Van’s RV-12 delivered

Posted on June 18th, 2013 by

Forty years and more than 8,000 airplanes flying easily makes Van’s Aircraft the most prolific kit aircraft supplier in the history of aviation. Does anyone in flying not know about the RV-series? What everyone may not know (or remember) is... Continue Reading →