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 into an audience participation exercise.
SEBRING, Fla. — The Sebring Expo, considered the premiere light-sport aircraft show in the nation, is extending a special welcome to owners and enthusiasts of homebuilt aircraft to participate in the 2014 event, slated for Jan. 16-19.
“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 is no longer being done the old way and the results are good.
OSHKOSH — Sensenich Propeller has released a new ground adjustable propeller designed specifically for Aerovee-powered aircraft.
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.
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).
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 fill 26 more orders in the 2014 calendar year.