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 »
With delivery delays of at least a year for the ICON A5, we look at five alternatives—four Light Sport models and a cool Experimental—that just might float your flying boat
With the controversy, struggles and delays surrounding high-profile light-sport amphibian manufacturer ICON Aircraft, it’s instructive to point out that ICON isn’t the only game in town. There are several cool LSA seaplanes (among other options) on the market, or soon to be there, that are worth a closer look. Twelve years have passed since the more »
The latest and greatest from the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2014
The 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo drew a near-record crowd of more than 20,000 to Sebring Municipal Airport (SEF) in mid-January for what has become the nation’s premier sport-aircraft showcase and the kickoff to general aviation’s annual calendar of events.
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.
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.
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.
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.