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Article: Cruising In Zenith’s Cruzer

When the FAA approved the LSA concept at Sun 'n Fun in April 2005, many pilots saw it as an opportunity to get back into the sky at a price that wouldn't bust the family budget.

Also labeled: Single-Engine Piston

Article: Making A Splash In The LSA World

If you need convincing that LSA represent a valuable adjunct to traditional GA models, look no further than the amphibian world.

Also labeled: Single-Engine Piston

Article: The Handsome, All-Terrain Bush Plane

Larry Labor followed a life path many pilots can identify with: After learning to fly in his youth, college, career (pharmacist) and family all conspired to keep him from the joys of the sky for decades.

Also labeled: Single-Engine Piston

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA Decade

Personal flight has never been quite the same since.

Article: The“i”s Have It

The family resemblance between the CTLSi and the original CT is clear, reflecting the series' evolutionary development.

Also labeled: Single-Engine Piston

Article: Celebrating 10 Years Of Sport Aviation

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...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Learn To Fly The LSA Way

No doubt you've heard about the light-sport aircraft (LSA) category and the sport-pilot (SP) rule. Let's take a look to help you decide whether LSA is the right nest for you.

Article: A Retro Comeback LSA

It's the first day of the AOPA Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, and I'm sitting in a diminutive S-LSA known as the SAM.

Article: LSA Buyer's Guide 2014

Since our last buyer's guide, we've weathered a government shutdown and an LSA market still coping with a modestly recovering economy.

Also labeled: Best Buys

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Prop-Pourri

One of my favorite websites is Gizmag, a kind of Dyson vacuum for all the latest tech/science/gadget newsbits that come at us every day. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

Last month, I shared Erik Lindbergh's highlights of his first solo flight in an ultralight aircraft—that just happened to be an electric-powered airplane: the GreenWing International eSpyder e280.

Article: The New Old Classic

It's a sidewalk-egg-frying, breath-gasping hot Southeastern U.S.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Lindbergh Way

There's an ineffable pleasure, a kind of shy excitement, that comes with sitting down with an aviation luminary you've admired for some time. ...

Article: I Fly The Body Electric

My bird of silent wing is the new, long-anticipated GreenWing eSpyder LS280.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: If You Build It…

We're shooting the breeze inside the big, brand-new 80x80-foot hangar they've just completed—at their very own country airport.

Article: Full-Metal Funship

"You've got the RV grin on your face," says my genial demo host Mitch Lock, and indeed, I do.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Hansen Family Values

Jon Hansen has been a major player in the LSA movement since it was merely a twinkle in the FAA's eye.

Article: The Big Picture

That's the question that pops into my mind, 10 minutes into my Magnaghi Sky Arrow 600 demo flight with Hansen Air Group's Mike Hansen.

Also labeled: Pilot Reports

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Europe’s Disneyland For Airplanes

For many sport aviation-industry watchers at this year's Aero trade show—it's the annual European bash right after our Sun 'n Fun—the star attraction was Peter Funk's magnificent FK51 Mustang.

Article: Searching For The Ideal Airpark Airplane

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...

Also labeled: Pilot Reports, Piston Singles

Article: 2013 LSA Buyer’s Guide

The economy is resurgent, and light sport has weathered the storm.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The Long View

Roaming through the expansive winged carnival that is the annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, I fairly marvel each year at how much changes from visit to visit—and how much doesn't.

Article: Badlands Buster

I'm about to commit aviation at Paradise City, the light-sport/ultralight demo area of Sun 'n Fun's annual Fly-In & Expo.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Spine Of Steel

One more thing: She just earned her sport-pilot wings. And she did it all from a wheelchair.

Article: Prius With Wings

We cruise along in the sleek, comfy Pipistrel Sinus motorglider on a northwest heading, plying the butter-smooth air at 8,500 feet and 105 knots. ...

Also labeled: Piston Singles

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Mike Z And The Harbingers Of Doom!

A leading aviation magazine recently ran a story that proclaimed the LSA industry as a "segment in critical condition."

Article: The Taildragger Reborn

I'm reminded, in every detail, what top-quality, beautifully crafted airplanes this company makes.

Also labeled: Piston Singles

Article: Lovely And Lively

I've just met Greg Trzaska of Aero AT-USA at his home airport of Northampton (7B2), Mass.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Sport-Pilot Survey Says! Part II

Last month, through our survey, we met our group of respondents and found out what light-sport aircraft (LSA) they fly.

Article: Leader Of The Pack

German manufacturer Flight Design, celebrating its 25th anniversary (congrats, FD!).