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.

Fly before you buy

The e-Go aircraft may not be in production yet, but you can try it now.

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Rotax guru to present forums at upcoming shows

Rotax aircraft engine expert Phillip Lockwood will share his Rotax expertise in seminars at the Arlington Fly-In and Airventure next month.

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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

STOL CH 750 now available as S-LSA

AMD recently unveiled the STOL CH 750 LS, the factory-built Special-Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) version of the STOL CH 750 design from aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz.

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Icon A5 completes high-performance water testing

Icon Aircraft has completed a series of hydrostatic and hydrodynamic tests on the Icon A5 amphibious Light Sport Airplane.

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Godin joins Remos

Ken Godin, formerly Flight Design’s national sales director, has joined Remos, another LSA market leader.

godinGodin, who will be responsible for sales and service in North America, started flying at the age of 18.

There are more than 300 Remos aircraft flying worldwide.

For more information: Remos.com.

Able Flight graduates 10th pilot

Jeremy Maddox of Georgia recently became the 10th person to earn his sport pilot certificatableflighte through an Able Flight scholarship.

Maddox, who uses a wheelchair because of a spinal cord injury, earned his certificate in 37 hours in a SkyArrow 600 that has been equipped with hand controls to allow the pilot to work the rudders. The scholarship was supported by a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

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Let’s attract the money

At last weekend’s Northwest Aviation Conference a young man asked AOPA President Craig Fuller how to attract more young people to aviation (click here to watch Craig’s full speech).

Craig responded by tipping a hat to many of the nations flight training colleges and many of the new lower priced aircraft now available as but two ways to attract our younger neighbors.

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Good press continues for Icon

The good coverage of the Icon A5 continues with a feature story Wired.com website. Click here to read the story.