If this young man is any example of what’s ahead for aviation in America, all is well. Jat’s not alone, of course. Many young people around the country are pursing aviation.
Electric aircraft, speedy new Light-Sport Aircraft, a “good” Tornado, and nightly STOL competitions were just some of the highlights at Paradise City, the LSA area of SUN ‘n FUN 2021.
Aeronautical engineer Steve Testrake and Stephen Young acquired the Luscombe assets in June of 2019, creating Luscombe Aircraft Corporation to produce new planes, as well as parts of the existing Luscombe fleet. “Our goal is to revive the legacy of the Luscombe.”
Even in the year of the pandemic, LSA registrations grew in 2020.
The Lightning from Arion Aircraft is available as either a Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA or ELSA) or as an Experimental Amateur Built version. Bonus: It’s built in the USA.
Expect to see the Whisper in the U.S. by April 2021.
If I tell you that Part 103 ultralights are selling exceptionally well during COVID-19, would you believe it? I don’t blame you if you don’t — most would agree with you … but all the naysayers are wrong.
The light aircraft industry appears to be surviving the COVID-19 mess better than expected. That means better health for the industry and more smiles for pilots.
Despite the upheaval of COVID-19, it appears affordable aviation is doing surprisingly well and I found pilots highly enthusiastic about their flying.
An NPRM is not going to be forthcoming soon. Instead, the agency is preparing for a full internal review of the proposals, known as LSA 2023.