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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: 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: X-Air LS: Pilot’s Best Friend

In the world of canines, as in the world of S-LSA, there are so many choices. Greyhound: sleek, beautiful, speedy. Australian sheepdog: smart and agile.

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: PiperSport: Piper’s Big Play

This January, Piper Aircraft CEO and President Kevin J. Gould stood before a crowd of pilots and media, smiled broadly and said, “In what may be the worst-kept secret in aviation, Piper Aircraft is entering what is undeniably one of the most exciting...

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: Arion Lightning LS-1: Smokin’ Lightning

The first one I saw was gorgeous, even bare of paint accents. That Arion Lightning prototype looked undeniably smooth and, well, fast as lightning. ...

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: Cessna 162 Skycatcher

Article: Cessna 162 Skycatcher: It’s Here!

The proliferation of LSA since the FAA announced the first approval at Sun ’n Fun 2005 has been little short of amazing.

Article: Breezer II

Also labeled: Specs

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: Breezer II: The Girl Next Door

Flying an unfamiliar LSA is a bit like a first date. Your friends have talked her up. She has a pretty smile, but will you get along? Does she Tweet or use Facebook, keep an old-fashioned diary, or both?

Also labeled: Specs, New Airplanes, Summer Flying

Article: The LSA Glass Menagerie

Once upon a time, intrepid pilots rapped with their oil-stained, gloved knuckles on balky steam gauges; needles quivered unstuck, and all was right across the skies. ...

Article: Backstage With A Rock Star

“Rock star.” It’s a phrase you frequently hear when talking to Kirk Hawkins, founder and CEO of Icon Aircraft in Los Angeles, Calif. (function(){ var flashvars = {affiliateSiteId:"85996", widgetId:"108329",...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Three From The Heart

Weeks into the New England summer season, which, as of July 4, is more like an extended March, I’m feeling a serious need for some LSA speed. ...

Article: Gobosh 800XP: Flying With Composites

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Gobosh’s Dave Graham had promised me that this was an LSA with a difference.

Also labeled: Specs

Article: First-Class Glass: Sting S3

There’s a joyful aspect to flying any low-wing LSA that you just don’t get with a high-winger: the unrestricted panoramic view from the horizon upward.

Also labeled: Specs

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Ghost Wings

Article: CSI Insurance: Excogitations On LSA Crashes, Part Deux

Article: Luscombe Phantom II: A Modern Time Machine

I was glad my editor couldn’t see the little jig I danced after reading her e-mail asking if I was interested in flying a new taildragger from Luscombe called the Phantom II.

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: CSI Insurance: Excogitations On LSA Crashes, Part 1

Article: Ownership Made Easy

This...

Article: TECNAM P92 EAGLE

Also labeled: Specs

Article: Profiles In Vision: Tom Peghiny

I like employing people and...

Article: Sport Pilot Daze

Article: Up-And-Comer

An LSA that was 10...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: Questions! So Many Questions!

Article: Decision Shock? Poppycock!