I have a friend who owns a 36 Bonanza, and though his airplane has always been a dozen or so knots faster than my LoPresti Mooney, he’s consistently envied my airplane’s lower fuel burn.
Sometimes, a name says it all, and the story of the Epic LT is nothing if not, well—epic.
AOPA during its annual Summit convention that ended this weekend announced during the event a program that makes a lot of sense: a national network of flying clubs with the aim to grow general aviation at all levels. We’ve been talking about alternatives to the modern steep cost of private flying for some time now, more »
We’ve been wondering when/if the highly popular Van’s RV-12 E-LSA kit airplane would ever be produced as an SLSA. That question is now answered with the newly announced SLSA version, and at a very attractive price: $105,000. In addition, 12 “Signature Edition” models with all options at $115,000. The purpose, says Van’s, is to “define and codify the more »
You could say his bold steps were the sparks seen ’round the world: Electric flight projects popped up everywhere.
As fall colors begin to pop their chromatic yumminess on New England, it’s time to do some shotgun Light Sport factoid gathering. * Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Model Airplane Contest: Pandering shamelessly to the inner kid in all of us, as well as the kids we bring to the event, the LSA event this more »
The early morning sunlight glinting off the crystal waters of Lake Pend Oreille (roughly pronounced “pond-o-ray”) and reflecting back off our Husky’s bright-yellow wing is too much for even my military-spec sunglasses to handle.
Today, more information than ever before is being made available to pilots, both in printed and electronic formats.
There’s only one Cub, just as there’s only one Wright Flyer, Joe DiMaggio or Golden Gate Bridge.
The TIGHAR group just doesn’t give up! What about this: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/08/20/Amelia-Earhart-search-yields-debris/UPI-13411345481396/?spt=hs&or=tn
Sliding the bubble canopy forward with a satisfying “thunk,” I looked at the panorama around me—I could see our island destination in the distance—and took in the smell of fresh leather.
Edit: There was some confusion after I first posted this a few days before Oshkosh, so I hope this addendum clears things up: First Piper, now Cessna…wow, didn’t see this coming. I’m referring to Piper leaving the LSA field after dropping the PiperSport a couple years back. Similarly, Cessna will no longer list the Skycatcher more »
Over the last four-plus years, I’ve had the good fortune to fly around 30 S-LSA models.
Many of us have had this happen at one time or another.
The Lindbergh Foundation was created in 1977 to carry on the spirit of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh by providing grants to projects that foster new and environmentally friendly technology.
In case you hadn’t heard, this is the Year of the Cub…the 75th anniversary celebration of that wonderful proto-LSA, the Piper J3 Cub. Of course, I’m excusing my post on the FAA-certified J3 here because it is also legal to fly as a Sport Pilot, along with many other venerable Golden Age flivvers. I fly more »
As much as we’d all like to purchase a newer, bigger or faster airplane, the reality for most of us in these economic doldrums is that we can’t.
Ben Sclair, who publishes General Aviation News, wrote a nicely thought out piece on the nuances of the high cost of flying, with a focus on LSA in particular. He laments the black/white thinking that permeates such discussions and makes a decent case for that time-worn truism, if you really want to do something, you’ll more »