The Tecnam P2008: an LSA delivered with a big envelope
The T-hangars at Big South Fork Airpark (BSFA), an upscale 450-acre development adjacent to the spectacular Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in northeastern Tennessee, house a fleet as varied and practical as the airpark’s property owners.
Decathlon Xtreme Basic Price: $209,900 Powerplant: 10 hp Lycoming AEIO-390 Lenght: 22 ft. 11 in. Height: 7 ft. 7 in. Wing Span: 30 ft. 9 in. Wing Area (sq. ft.): 164 Wing Loading (lbs./sq. ft.): 11.9 Power Loading (acrobatic, lbs./hp): 8.6 Seats: 2, Tandem Empty Weight (lbs.): 1320 Normal Category Gross Weight (lbs.): 1950 Acrobatic more »
As far back as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by birds. I remember sitting on the beach during family vacations to Venice, Fla., as a kid of seven through 13, entranced by pelicans in ones and twos patrolling the roiling Gulf of Mexico surf for fish. The big-beaked birds seemed to have total command of the sky, gliding soundlessly or climbing for an instant with hardly a movement of wing, then diving straight down into the water faster than I could think about it.