From amphibians to trainers, there's an LSA for everyone.
Since the debut of the Light Sport category more than a decade ago, the segment has grown into one that has proven its promise of opening up manufacturing to many, many more companies by the common-sense easing of certification standards for light and modest-performing models. The real surprise to many has been the incredible variety more »
Base Price: $75,000 (depends on builder choices) Seats: 2 Main Construction: Metal Engine/Hp: Variable/80 -140 hp; Specs for Continental O-200-A/100 hp Propeller: Variable with engine selection Avionics: Dynon SkyView Top Cruise Speed: 87 kts Stall, Landing Configurations: 30 kts Maximum Range: 383 nm (no reserve) Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1,320 lbs. Payload: 401 lbs. (full fuel) more »
Newcomers, upgrades, and old favorites: 20 piston singles for 2017.
New to this year’s Plane & Pilot Buyer’s Guide are a couple of airplanes that are major updates of existing singles, as well as an all-new, newly Part 23-certificated model by CubCrafters. The product that continues to dominate the market is the Cirrus SR22 G6, which this year boasts its best panel yet, the updated more »
Base Price: $369,000 Seats: 2 Main Construction: Composite Engine/Hp: Rotax 914 F2/S1 Turbo/115 hp Propeller: Stemme 11AP-V, 2-blade, folding, 64” diameter Avionics: Non-integrated, Garmin GPS Top Cruise Speed: 140 kts Maximum Range: 950 nm Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1,984 lbs. Payload: 451 lbs. (maximum) Check out the S12 and other fantastic single-engine airplanes in our latest Piston more »
Base Price: $170,200 Seats: 4-5 Main Construction: Steel tubular frame with fabric, metal wings Engine/Hp: Lycoming O-540-B4B5/235 hp Propeller: Hartzell or McCauley, 2- or 3-blade, 76”-81” diameter Avionics: Non-integrated analog six-pack, Garmin aera 660 Top Cruise Speed: 138 kts Stall, Landing Configuration: 35 kts Maximum Range: 800 nm Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2,500 lbs. Payload: 490 lbs. (full more »