We had just returned to straight and level following a loop, a roll and a spin entered from an altitude that shall remain numberless just outside Florida’s Lakeland Linder Regional Airport airspace, where Sun ‘n Fun 2014 was in full swing. “Is this legal?” I asked Randy Schlitter, founder and president of RANS Designs, Inc., as he gleefully demonstrated from the right seat the handling characteristics of the new S-20 Raven high-wing STOL aircraft. “We’re experimental,” Schlitter answered. “The rules are a little different for us.”
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