Steve Tupper, September 22nd, 2009
Aviation is always and ever about having new experiences. And, ideally, sharing those experiences with others. At Oshkosh, I had the opportunity to fly the Remos GX, a light sport aircraft (“LSA”) manufactured by Remos Aircraft. And I did it with a group of good friends that ran the gamut of skillsets, missions, and capabilities. Read More >>
AndrewS, September 9th, 2009
The wild early success of the light sport aircraft industry and the excitement over the entire category as we enter year number six, belies one disturbing fact: The LSA sector still appeals mostly to older pilots who are concerned about losing their medical. Show up to any LSA event and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about-- those in the cockpits, asking the questions, and working the controls are 70 year old pilots who see an LSA as their only way to keep flying and avoid spending all their money on golf. Read More >>
BillD, June 19th, 2009
I know I'm supposed to write about sailplanes and soaring. However, I spent a lot of my flying career driving single engine light planes just about everywhere and in just about every weather it's possible to do so. I also read all the blogs on Lets Go Flying which led me to think this subject might interest some readers. Read More >>
A Pilot's Story movie, March 18th, 2009
Tell us your pilot story for a chance to win prizes!
The producers of "A Pilot's Story" are pleased to announce the launch of the first contest in connection with the film. You now have an opportunity to have your own "Pilot Story" featured in the film if you are the "Grand Prize" winner of the contest.
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AndrewS, February 17th, 2009
There are few bright spots in the aviation world. Cirrus, Cessna, Piper, Diamond, and the rest of the mainstream, standard category airplane makers are all announcing production and job cuts.
But not the LSA sector. True, the LSA industry is a patch-work of family run companies that have revenue in line with the local deli. But Dan Johnson is right to say Sebring and the LSA sector is a “welcome gift to the global aviation industry. Read More >>
AndrewS, January 26th, 2009
With another week of temperatures in the teens in New York, I figured there was little excuse not t o spend a few days in South Florida, especially since it involved airplanes. Read More >>
AndrewS, December 22nd, 2008
Following up on my recent post on the Flight Design CT, we take a look at another light sport aircraft, the SportCruiser.
I ventured out to Mid Island Air at Brookhaven Airport (HWV) on Long Island, NY because it now offers the Sportcruiser. The Sportcruiser is one of several LSAs made in the Czech Republic, which is to LSAs like Milwaukee is to Beer. They make a lot of them. Read More >>
AndrewS, December 15th, 2008
In the midst of the economic doldrums, which includes much of the aviation industry, two interesting pieces of news last week give hope to the pilot poluation.
The first comes from Light Sport guru, Dan Johnson. For those who don't read Dan's blog, I highly recommend it. Dan reports that LSA sales remain relatively strong, even as the general piston market slows (that's being kind). Read More >>
AndrewS, November 25th, 2008
Flight Design did not become the best-selling light sport aircraft in the country by being the best looking kid on the block. In fact, the FD is more like that nerdy guy in high school who got straight As and was still the most popular kid at the parties. In other words, looks are deceiving. It is more than just a solid performing aircraft. Despite its funny looking design it has won this low-wing guy over. Read More >>