Allegro LSA: Made in USA

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The Allegro Light Sport Aircraft will now be built in the USA by Allegro USA LLC.

allegro-2007-0709Formerly built by Fantasy Air in the Czech Republic, the Allegro has a new home in Roseburg, Oregon.

“We believe in the Allegro and the USA Light Sport market, and will continue with our expansion of the Allegro for the United States market and beyond,” said Doug Hempstead, president of Allegro USA.

For more information: 919-775-2224 or sales@b-bar-daviation.com. Website to be launched soon.

Buy an LSA at the mall?

The Fresno Fashion Fair Mall in California will host an unusual display in its center court this week – an airplane. To reach a new audience, Central Valley Sport Planes Inc., located at Fresno’s Downtown Chandler Airport, is partnering with T-Bird Aviation and Remos Aircraft to display a new Remos LSA (pictured) at the mall’s center court July 9-12 to inspire shoppers to spread their wings and learn to fly.

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FAA Aviation News spotlights LSA

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The latest issue of FAA Aviation News focuses on Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilot, including training tips and maintenance requirements.

faaThe online edition is available at FAA.gov/news/aviation_news

FAA Aviation News is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community. The magazine’s objective is to improve safety by: Making the community aware of FAA resources; helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues; and encouraging continued training

For more information: FAA.gov.

Cessna returns as Sebring sponsor

Cessna has agreed to continue to be the main sponsor of the US Sport Aviation Expo, scheduled for Jan. 21-24, 2010, at Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring, Florida.

“We are thrilled that Cessna has again agreed to be the ‘Presenting Sponsor’ for our event,” said Bob Wood, expo chairman. “Their continued involvement in LSA is of great importance to this community.”

January 2010 will be the sixth time the Expo has been presented. It will continue to be focused on Light Sport Aircraft and the Sport Pilot Certificate. As in the past, free educational forums will be arranged by the Experimental Aircraft Association.

For more information: Sport-Aviation-Expo.com.

Paradise expands dealer network

B & B Sport Aviation, based in Cambridge, Maryland, has joined the distribution network of Paradise Aircraft.

Paradise “As a successful aircraft dealer, we understand the value that consumers place on a warranty and how that factory support makes it easy for us to keep customers happy,” said Ted Bryant, owner of B & B Sport Aviation. “We’re very excited about taking delivery of our first Paradise P1 aircraft. The P1 first captured our attention at the Sebring Expo. After looking at other light sport aircraft, we quickly realized that the P1 simply has no equal in its class. The cockpit is neat and organized with no exposed wires or cables. The panel layout is akin to a much larger aircraft. The leather seats with embroidered logo are classy and the exterior finish is amazing.”

Each Paradise P1 aircraft is backed by a two-year/200-hour warranty with an inventory of parts readily available in the United States.

For more information: ParadiseAircraft.us