As of two years ago, the training market became a little more complex with the official introduction of a dozen or more light-sport aircraft. Today, the number of different LSA models has swollen to well over 60, and that figure increases on practically a daily basis. Many of these airplanes are fine little two-seaters, easily capable of handling the training mission despite their occasional performance limitations, and that’s exactly the market their manufacturers are targeting. No one can tell how many of these LSA manufacturers will survive in the next few years of natural selection, but it seems a safe bet that there’ll be a strong LSA presence in flight training.
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