Over the last four-plus years, I've had the good fortune to fly around 30 S-LSA models.
In an upcoming issue, you'll find my feature story about the harrowing experience of Dr. Richard McGlaughlin and his daughter Elaine as they rode a BRS airframe parachute canopy into the water near the island of Andros in the Bahamas.
The Rans S-7LS Courier, newly reworked for 2012 by its brainy, creative, airplane-loving designer Randy Schlitter, has been around for a number of years. ...
The Comet carries the DNA of all those ships, yet the biplane sportster/aerobat represents a breakthrough of sorts as the first fully aerobatic two-seat SLSA and the first biplane.
Although my typical demo flights average under 45 minutes, you can still learn a lot about an airplane in less than an hour.
Dan characterizes the Big Picture this way: The market has spoken. LSA are here to stay.
Jan Hercek got his flying start the way a lot of us did back then: in an old Rogallo-style hang glider.
The Corbi Air Alto 100 is a bit of a sleeper. While not the sleekest-looking S-LSA out there, its GA-traditional, Piper-ish appeal goes way, way beyond mere looks. ...
I thought those of you who have never been to an air show, specifically the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, might enjoy a world's-eye view of what it's like to make the pilgrimage every January.
So what draws him, with all his aviation experience, to the cockpit of the CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS?
New movements can take awhile to root in the public consciousness.
It's that time of year! Spring be sprung, or nearly so; if a blanket of frosty white lurks beyond your window, have faith—the end is near.
One of the very first LSA I flew was the Evektor SportStar, an all-metal, low-wing monoplane with a cute bubbly profile and a stable, confidence-inspiring, long-distance-comfortable, easy-to-fly flight personality.
Welcome to Slovenia, and let's raise our glasses to setting your goals too high.
Maybe she dressed kinda funny. Maybe he kept to himself. She was a little eccentric, joined after-school clubs and was an A student.
Naw, it's got a snowmobile engine, I'm not flying one of those!" Odds are, if you've hung out a bit with experienced GA pilots, especially those who have plied the skies on personal wings for a while, you've heard that about the Rotax aircraft engine....
Last month, you met Chris Dillis, who took the "friendly clubhouse" atmosphere common to European VLA (very light aircraft) flying and brought it to his own LSA startup in Denver.
The expansive gray concrete of Oshkosh’s runway 27 drops away.
The success of the long-running Cheers TV show, I’m convinced, came in no small part from the seductive lines in that great theme song that so well captured the spirit of the show.
Imagine this: You make a two-point landing...or a four-point!
To help with my recent write-up on what's great about owning and flying LSA, I had the pleasure to jaw with several owners, from teachers to pleasure flyers. ...
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.
As my aerial host Mike Hansen climbs us through 2,500 feet to top the afternoon bumps, I'm already feeling settled in with my guest chariot, the FK9 ELA Executive. ...
Just a few minutes into my flight with Kitfox's head honcho John McBean, it's obvious the current Kitfox Super Sport (SS) resembles the original kit plane of the 1980s, mostly in name only.
Herewith, the Essential Question: What's great about owning and flying an LSA?
Weird, cool, authentic, bizarre, eccentric, spectacular: so begins my Adjective Hit Parade to describe the Criquet Storch.
Cruising under power through footless halls of air, Jim Lee and I thread our way between vaulting rises of cotton-edged clouds. Under one big cumulus high-rise with a flat, dark-gray bottom and a wispy penthouse, we feel a promising bump of lift. ...
Every year about this time, I like to catch up with Mike Adams, the ever-helpful Vice President of Underwriting at Avemco Insurance Company, to take a gander at LSA accident trends.