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LSA companies flock to Florida

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by

No less than three Light-Sport Aircraft companies have recently struck deals with Florida airports, winning the support of local government officials anxious to provide jobs. Continue Reading →

Tecnam to debut new low-wing LSA

Posted on March 31st, 2013 by

Tecnam will reveal its “Astore” next generation Light-Sport Aircraft at AERO Friedrichshafen 2013 in Germany on April 24. Continue Reading →

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LSA market share: The rest of the story

Posted on March 14th, 2013 by

We recorded very strong interest in our recent market share post. Traffic spiked to double in the days since our report was posted at ByDanJohnson.com (and that was from record levels). It would appear the LSA segment is hardly in... Continue Reading →

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2012 LSA market shares: Cubs and surprises

Posted on March 4th, 2013 by

Our annual review of LSA Market Share brings our updated fleet chart and a second chart showing prior-year registrations. While sales of new SLSA remains below par, the market appears to be experiencing spotty but regular recovery from earlier low... Continue Reading →

Go negative…or work together?

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by

It is true that a pilot of one type aircraft may not know much about nor (therefore) care much about another type aircraft. Ultralight pilots and turbine pilots may not seem to have much in common. Sailplane pilots and crop... Continue Reading →

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Wills Wing celebrates turning 40

Posted on February 17th, 2013 by

At the lightest end of flying, one company in the USA excels like no other. For hang glider and paraglider enthusiasts the brand name Wills Wing is as good as it gets. I have long known and admired the owners... Continue Reading →

Sebring Expo: A real game-changer

Posted on February 10th, 2013 by

It used to be that January was one of the slowest months of the year. Freezing cold in the northern states combined with short days across the northern hemisphere to produce a sluggish month for all but transport or working... Continue Reading →

Extreme Makeover

Posted on February 3rd, 2013 by

Big things are happening to the location formerly known as the Ultralight Area at the SUN ’n FUN grounds on the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida. Continue Reading →

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Air Creation Skypper wins SLSA #130

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by

Congratulations to Air Creation USA for winning Special Light-Sport Aircraft approval for its newest weight-shift control aircraft called the Skypper. Continue Reading →

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First CTLSi with ADS-B

Posted on January 30th, 2013 by

Aviators love abbreviations and one that has invaded light aviation recently is ADS-B. FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast service brings two major benefits for aircraft that install new equipment: Free weather and traffic. LSA market leader Flight Design recently completed the... Continue Reading →