All new Paradise City at SUN ’n FUN

Posted on December 5th, 2012 by

After a lengthy delay while various government agencies squabbled about exact plans (gee… sound familiar?), earth is being moved on the grounds of the SUN ’n FUN  campus on Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in Florida, to create an all-new Paradise City. Continue Reading →

Pipistrel Virus

Hitting 100…

Posted on December 4th, 2012 by

When talking of success stories in the Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) world, consider Pipistrel. “This really important news kind of snuck up on me as a surprise,” observed U.S. representative, Michael Coates, “but I have just noticed that our multi-year cooperation... Continue Reading →


Jubilee Jubilation

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 by

LSA market leader Flight Design is beginning to celebrate 25 years in business. To commemorate the occasion, the German company will build a special Jubilee edition of several models in a very limited series of 25 airplanes, Continue Reading →

Flight Design CTLS

Good to go in China

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by

Things are happening in China. “So, what’s new,” you say? “We’ve been hearing about China for months.” Things may move slowly in China but recently Airshow China was held in the southern city of Zhuhai and my colleague, Jan Fridrich... Continue Reading →


Troubles at the top

Posted on November 28th, 2012 by

Even aircraft giants can have problems. Cessna recently issued work orders for more than 200 Skycatchers in an effort that has to cost the big Wichita company well over $300,000*. Continue Reading →


Luxurious Quicksilver dealership: Flying & Living

Posted on November 27th, 2012 by

One of the most storied companies in the entire light airplane space is Quicksilver. Its iconic models have populated the skies more than any other recreational aircraft brand… yes, more than Van’s (7,000+), Rans (4,500+), and Challenger (2,500+) combined! In... Continue Reading →

Remos GX

$30 burger flight and LSA leaseback

Posted on November 25th, 2012 by

A fun thing happened this weekend. Such pleasures occur regularly across the USA where we enjoy so much aviation freedom. This time I got in on part of a weekend fly-out. Plus, I want to celebrate a thriving LSA flight... Continue Reading →


Light-Sport Aircraft…at home and abroad

Posted on November 22nd, 2012 by

My European associate and friend, Jan Fridrich, coined a phrase a few years ago: “Global LSA,” he said, meaning the ASTM standards set could be used in any country and thereby create a worldwide market for recreational aircraft. Already a... Continue Reading →

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You can help prove the safety of LSA

Posted on November 20th, 2012 by

In light of recent developments, perhaps some ups and downs of FAA’s involvement with Light-Sport aviation can offer perspective. First some background, then an appeal for your help on behalf of LSA. Continue Reading →

Freedom S100

LSA seaplane invasion…Can it happen?

Posted on November 18th, 2012 by

What’s going on out in the marketplace? More than any time since the launch of Light-Sport Aircraft in 2004, I have not observed such a frenzy of activity for a particular niche, this time for LSA seaplanes. Next season, in... Continue Reading →