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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.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Feel-Good Flyer


Ever met someone you instantly liked? The MD3 Rider is one friendly yet



Feel-Good FlyerEverything in life is subjective, even scientific observation. And if you're the least bit sensitive to your environment, you'll probably agree that any vehicle, just like any person you meet, has a distinct feel and personality.
Thursday, June 19, 2008

LSA Lineup


With more than 1,400 aircraft registered in the States, the phenomenon keeps growing!



LSAsWhat exactly is a light-sport aircraft (LSA)? To qualify as an LSA, an airplane must be a maximum two-place, single-engine, fixed-gear machine that weighs no more than 1,320 pounds (1,420 for watercraft). It must have a level, full-power speed of no more than 120 knots, a clean stall speed no faster than 45 knots and a fixed-pitch propeller.
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Air Elite Storm Rally


This LSA is adapted from a European model that has been flying for years in Europe as both a four-seater and an aerobatic sportplane



Air Elite Storm RallyAnyone who has followed the development of the LSA market in the States is probably aware that many of the current crop of LSAs were developed in Europe as many as 20 years ago.
Friday, February 1, 2008

10 Things To Look For In An LSA


Use your heart and your brain when considering your LSA purchase



lsaAviation is experiencing an exciting transformation. At one point, a GA aircraft wouldn’t show signs of obsolescence for, let’s say, 30 years or so, give or take a decade. Those days are gone. Today, technological advances find their way into airframes and cockpits at an ever-increasing speed.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Evektor SportStar: Czech Mate


Mostly metal and all fun, the Evektor SportStar brings its own formula to the LSA class



evektorThe category is called light-sport aircraft, and one look at the Evektor SportStar suggests that it practically defines the type. A product of the Czech Republic’s largest aircraft manufacturer, Evektor-Aerotechnik of Kunovice, the SportStar is one of many products from a company with a prestigious international client list—Boeing, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Let Aircraft and others.
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Remos G-3 Teutonic LSA


This German sportplane is as strong as it gets



remosThe Germans have never had a monopoly on quality, but there’s little question that American drivers have long regarded German cars as some of the best in the world. Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and Audi all have reputations as high-quality, high-performance machines.
Monday, January 1, 2007

Flight Design CT Best Of The LSAs?


Worth Every Penny



flight designLight sport aircraft come in a variety of flavors. If you’re inclined to go traditional, you can opt for the Legend Cub, an upgraded copy of the venerable J-3. At the opposite end of the LSA spectrum, many pilots are selecting the Flight Design CT.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Allegro 2000: Light Sport and Fun!


Fast, Easy to Fly and Relatively Inexpensive—This Plane Is Part of the Sport Pilot Family



allegroNot all light sport aircraft are created equal; some are more equal than others. From old aircraft barely able to get off the ground to speedy, shiny, new glass aircraft—LSA covers a lot of ground.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005

The LSA Boom!


Private and sport pilots alike have driven the market to new heights



The LSA BoomLooking back to Sun ‘n Fun 2005, it’s fair to say that was when the light sport aircraft bell was rung, and since then, they’ve been off to the races. In the short four months between early April and early August, 14 new aircraft received airworthiness certificates in the special light sport aircraft (S-LSA) category. Although several of these airplanes have been flying in Europe for years and the number of additional new aircraft receiving approval will certainly slow down over time, the figure is remarkable nonetheless.

Monday, August 1, 2005

Light Sport Aircraft Are Here And Flying!


Now, there’s no argument whether or not LSA designs will become a reality



As some pilots may have heard, the FAA finally handed down its completed rulemaking regarding light sport aircraft (LSA) and sport pilots this past April 15 (perhaps, more than coincidentally, tax day) at the Sun ’n Fun Air Show in Lakeland, Fla. The LSA regulations were several years in the making, the consummation of extensive lobbying efforts by virtually all of aviation’s alphabet groups. In fact, the final rules reflect extensive input by the EAA and AOPA, an example of what can happen in that rare instance when the government actually listens to the people it represents.
Wednesday, November 30, -0001

Wings For A Wheelchair: Paradise P1


It’s strong, friendly, roomy and rigged for hands-only flight!



paradiseIn 1999, an up-and-coming drummer man named Dylan Redd had a terrible car accident that broke his back. Several major surgeries and two years of constant, sleep-depriving pain drove him to the brink of utter despair. Sheer will to live pulled him through.