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Article: Easy Ownership: The Great LSA

Herewith, the Essential Question: What's great about owning and flying an LSA?

Article: Getting Creative: 10 Ways To Fly For Less

Flying is expensive. In fact, recent initiatives by the FAA and AOPA list the cost of flying as one of the reasons people either opt not to learn to fly, or stop taking lessons once they start.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Profiles In Vision: Boris Popov

A few weeks ago, I came within a second or two of a head-on mid-air collision. A few weeks ago, I came within a second or two of a head-on...

Article: Best LSA

The light-sport aircraft industry hangs in there, although sales numbers, as with general aviation, still struggle to gain safe altitude in the stormy economic skies ...

Article: From The Editor: Contrails & Cubs, Gear & Gators

The last time we visited with John and Martha King, they were flying the new Cessna Skycatcher for a series of light-sport instructional DVDs. Recently, we caught up with them in something on the other end of the speed spectrum—their Dassault Falcon 1...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Gold Stars & Black Stars

About a year ago, I asked Mike Adams, Avemco Insurance Company’s VP of underwriting, to use his crystal ball (FAA and Avemco accident and claim statistics) to divine trends in LSA flying.

Article: Putting The Adventure Back In Aviation

“Adventure”—now there’s a word that’s open to interpretation. In fact, the phrase “adventure aviation” may seem redundant to most people because aviation itself usually is seen as an adventure.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Reading The Tea Leaves

Partway through the year, as the economy continues to show signs of recovery, I wanted to look down the road and ask someone who keeps a keen eye on the LSA industry if there were significant trends to track for the rest of 2010.

Article: The Most Affordable Singles

While our last buyer’s guide [“Buyer’s Mini-Guide To Four-Seat Singles,” P&P April 2010] included a smorgasbord of new airplanes, this one deals with used aircraft and draws from an even wider field.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Long View

"This is a very dynamic time for the industry, and for Remos,” Ken Weaver, VP of marketing for Remos Aircraft, told me the other day.

Article: Top 20 Tips For Buying An Airplane

There’s no feeling that matches that of buying an airplane.

Article: Now And Future LSA

Remember those grade-school history-book pictures of Conestoga wagons with “California or bust” painted on their sides? R...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Befriending The Enemy

“Minute Man traffic, light-sport one three four X-ray entering downwind for runway three, Minute Man.” “Minute Man traff...

Article: Buyer’s Mini-Guide To Four-Seat Singles

Traditional wisdom has it that most light airplane buyers purchase two seats more than they need.

Article: Profiles In Vision: Larry Burke

Ever had a neighbor who watered your roses if you forgot to? Or loaned you his tools, though you didn’t know him very well?

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: School Daze

Recently, I fired up the Skype to glean some insight into LSA flight training in America. Recently, I fired up the Skype to glean some insight...

Article: Buying & Selling Strategies For 2010

Today’s GA marketplace is best described as difficult but not impossible. Today’s GA marketplace is best described as difficult but not...

Article: LSA Ownership—Condo Style!

I love this concept of sharing ownership in an aircraft, new or used. Last month, I delved into David Kruger’s Aircraft Partnership Association (www.theapa.com), a type of online matchmaking service t...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Matchmaking...For Pilots

Webster should put a picture of a human under its definition of “adaptability.” Webster should put a picture of a human under its definition of...

Article: Getting Creative: Affordable Flying

Affordable flying is something of an oxymoron. World War II aviator Jimmy Doolittle is credited for uttering the phrase, “How can it be said that there is no money in aviation? That's where I left all of mine!"

Article: Ownership Made Easy

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Article: The Hottest Four Seaters

If you’re looking to purchase a four-seat single, then you’ve got no shortage of models to select from. Aside from price range, the models encompass a wide variety of performance capabilities and equipment.

Article: LSA Buyer’s Guide

As a prospective LSA owner, you might justifiably conclude that once you’ve made the crucial decision to buy an aircraft, the most difficult decision is behind you, yes? To quote Comrade Putin: Nyet!

Article: Choosing A Six-Seat Single

Article: Co-Ownership: Navigating Airplane Partnerships

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Article: We're Headed For The Future

To borrow a line from my favorite songwriter and...

Article: $1,000 Per Month Airplane

Because response to Plane & Pilot’s “$500 Per Month?” article [October 2007] was so overwhelming, we decided to take the idea to the next level.

Article: Project Bonanza Part I

Here at Plane & Pilot, we wanted an airplane that had performance for weekday business missions and economy for fun on the weekends.

Article: $500 Per Month?

I’ve always believed that everyone can own an airplane. Indeed, I’ve noticed that many of the people who are now jetting around in Gulfstreams or Challengers got started in Champs, Cubs, Stinsons, Cessna 150s, Cherokee 140s or similar entry-level...

Article: 10 Affordable Classics

Affordable classics might seem an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms, but in fact, there are more of them available than you might imagine. Before we could home in on the top 10, however, we had to define exactly what we meant by “affordable” and...