New company takes over Chinook and Beaver LSAs

HOUSTON, Texas/Vernon, BC — Brent and Paulette Holomis report that the legacy of the Chinook and Beaver lines of light-sport aircraft will continue as they have sold the assets of Aircraft Sales and Parts, Ltd. to John and Kim Couch of Gloster Aerodrome (1XA7) near Sealy, outside of Houston.

The new company, Aeroplane Manufactory (AM) will immediately begin producing parts for the Chinook Plus 2 and Beaver RX550 for delivery in early 2014, [Read more...]

Flight Design unveils Americas Edition

Flight Design has unveiled another limited edition model of the CTLSi, the Americas Edition, which features special paint graphics and equipment. Just 25 of the Americas Edition will be produced, according to officials with the German company.

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Opus Aircraft to be sold at auction

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Opus Aircraft, which manufactures the Super 2, a light-sport aircraft, will be sold at a Sealed Bid Auction on Nov. 15 in Greensboro, N.C.

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Top reasons to buy an LSA

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.

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A new approach to LSA certification

“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.

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Best AirVenture ever?

Was 2013 the best EAA AirVenture Oshkosh ever? In one way obvious to every attendee, this year’s event was superlative: Wisconsin’s weather was nearly perfect.

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Sensenich debuts new propeller for Aerovee-powered aircraft

OSHKOSH — Sensenich Propeller has released a new ground adjustable propeller designed specifically for Aerovee-powered aircraft.

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Testing completed for Super Legend

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.

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Zlin Cub-S makes Oshkosh debut

The 180-hp Titan Stroker IO-340 powered Zlin Cub-S is coming to the United States as a light-sport aircraft (LSA). SportairUSA, the U.S. distributor for aircraft manufactured by Zlin Aviation, will display the Cub-S in Oshkosh this week during AirVenture.

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Production engineering begins on SeaDragon Gen2

Independent Aircraft has begun production engineering of an all composite amphibious light-sport aircraft (LSA) called the SeaDragon Gen2.

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