Raising the bar on a history of quality, performance, handling and comfort
One of the very first LSA I flew was the Evektor SportStar, an all-metal, low-wing monoplane with a cute bubbly profile and a stable, confidence-inspiring, long-distance-comfortable, easy-to-fly flight personality.
Cessna’s hit airplane keeps getting better with age
All really great flying adventures begin at dawn,” wrote Stephen Coonts in his cross-country odyssey Cannibal Queen, and those words were all I was thinking about as I drove to the airport with the sun still hiding and the new day before me.
Boeing Stearman Engine make/model: 200 hp Continental W-670-5 Propeller: McCauley FP metal Gross weight (lbs.): 2950 Std. empty weight (lbs.) 2200 Useful load, std. (lbs.): 50 Usable fuel, std. (gal./lbs.): 43/258 Payload, full std. fuel (lbs.): 492 Wingspan: 32 ft. 1 in. Overall length: 24 ft. 9 in. Height: 9 ft. 8 in. Wing area more »
Despite what some folks believed was a down economy for piston aircraft, there are still nearly four dozen models on the market, and all 11 manufacturers seem to be standing strong against the recession.
We thought we were doing something really clever when we came up with the “10 Sexiest Airplanes” idea. It wasn’t until we delved into making up the list that we came face-to-face with the need to define the term “sexy.”