Tecnam reports success at SUN ‘n FUN

Tecnam reports its most successful visit ever to the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo at Lakeland, Florida, with both the announcement of the launch of Tecnam USA Inc.’s dedicated facilities in Sebring, Florida, and sales orders on 12 Tecnam aircraft.

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Celebrating new pilots

OSHKOSH — For the sixth consecutive year, the manufacturers of the Sky Arrow Special Light-Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) joined with Able Flight to welcome new pilots into the aviation community at this week’s AirVenture.

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SLSA #127: SAB Vulcan

SAB’s Vulcan isn’t entirely new. The design has existed in Europe and arrived in the USA more than two years ago, but stealthily avoided our radar as a Special Light-Sport Aircraft until the 2012 Midwest LSA Expo at the Mt. Vernon, Illinois airport. The secret is out now and Vulcan C-100 has been added to our SLSA List and comes at #127.

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Lisa Airplanes goes into receivership

French-based Lisa Airplanes, which is developing the amphibious Akoya, has voluntarily asked the  Commercial Court of Chambery to place the company in receivership.

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Cessna launches Discover Flying Challenge

Cessna Aircraft Co. has launched its Discover Flying Challenge, challenging aviation students to see who can generate the most awareness and hands-on experience for the company’s Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA), the Skycatcher.

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Sebring LSA Expo kicks off

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo kicks off today, running through Sunday, Jan. 22. Considered the premiere Light-Sport Aircraft expo, the show is in its eighth running at Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport (SEF).

Flying Musicians to perform at Sebring LSA Expo

The Flying Musicians Association is gearing up for the first event of 2012, the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held in Sebring, Florida, Jan. 19-22.

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Questions erupt over EAA/AOPA medical plan

“I’m of mixed feelings over this,” express many LSA industry participants who have caused my phone to ring regularly since late September. That’s when EAA and AOPA came together to address requests from some members for a driver’s license “medical,” which would allow aviators with certificates beyond Sport Pilot to fly GA aircraft with clearly defined limitations without the need for an FAA medical.

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