LSA - Light-Sport Aircraft
More popular than ever, light-sport aircraft (LSAs) are here and flying. Discover the latest trends in sport planes and see the aircraft that are making the dream of flying a reality for thousands.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Wings Of Freedom
A brief review, some reminiscence and a broad-stroke celebration of Light-Sport Aircraft
Over the last four-plus years, I've had the good fortune to fly around 30 S-LSA models.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
It's An LSA World
Fun, useful, life-changing: LSA proving themselves at work and play
New movements can take awhile to root in the public consciousness.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Masters Of Glass: LSA Avionics Roundup
High-tech, affordable glass panels continue to impress with amazing innovation
The economy hasn't dampened the resolve or enthusiasm of the avionics industry, which continues its feverish develop-ment of ever-more-spectacular instrumentation to help us fly with greater awareness, safety and simplicity.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A lively, refined STOL winner 26 years in the making
Just a few minutes into my flight with Kitfox's head honcho John McBean, it's obvious the current Kitfox Super Sport (SS) resembles the original kit plane of the 1980s, mostly in name only.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Easy Ownership: The Great LSA
Paradigm shifts happen...and we’re right in the middle of one!
Herewith, the Essential Question: What's great about owning and flying an LSA?
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Sebring 2011: Rays Of Hope Ahead?
The planes and people came...and light-sport keeps on truckin’
The year’s first major aviation show, Florida’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, went off swimmingly, if a mite frigidly in January, with good attendance, thanks to show organizer Bob Woods and his friendly volunteers.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
LSA Buyer's Guide
Time for young (and old) pilots’ fancies to turn skyward with 30+ sport planes
What a great time to be a pilot! The economy gains traction, Big Tin (Cessna and Piper) flexes its muscles as more Skycatchers and PiperSports find homes across America, and new S-LSA—111 models as we go to press—continue to come on line.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Evektor Sportstar Max: An LSA For All Seasons
Mature, stable, fun, comfortable: Evektor’s superb Sportstar max offers the whole package
I stand by the Evektor SportStar Max at the 2nd Annual Midwest LSA Expo in Mount Vernon, Ill., talking with a gentleman (let’s call him Gary), who epitomizes the typical “hot prospect” to buy a high-end S-LSA.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sirius TL-3000: High society—In blue jeans
Elegant, sexy, high-performing...and oh so friendly
It’s not every day you fly an airplane where sensuality in form joins a flying function so affable, you wonder if you’re flying the same airplane you climbed into.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
King Kong "Little" Cub
CubCrafters’ top LSA offers a big surprise when the throttle goes forward
I used to have a buddy in the drag-racing business who claimed that given enough horsepower, you could push a Peterbilt through the Mach in a quarter mile.