Iowa Lakes Community College Acquires An LSA For Primary Training | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.12.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.12.14 **
** Airborne 09.10.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.10.14 **
** Airborne 09.08.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.08.14 **

Tue, Jan 25, 2011

Iowa Lakes Community College Acquires An LSA For Primary Training

Cub Crafters S-2 Has Joined The School's Aviation Program

Iowa Lakes Community College has purchased an LSA which will allow the aviation program to expand its offerings. The 2008 Cub Crafters Sport Cub S-2 was purchased with funds from the sale of two planes from the Iowa Lakes fleet, and last week, officials from the college flew to St. Louis to pick up the aircraft.


Aviation Program Manager Ron Duer

August A. Busch III owned the aircraft and reduced the price of the airplane in exchange for a tax deductible donation. The college used $100,000 from the sale of the other aircraft to pay for the plane. The plane was valued at $120,313. After the transaction was approved by the Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees this week, Busch III took a tax write-off from the remainder of the appraisal.

“This option allows people to do the training for a Light Sport Pilot Certificate in about half the time it would normally take to become a private pilot,” said Ron Duer, Aviation/Airport Management Co-Coordinator/Chief Flight Instructor. “Therefore, it’s a lower cost way to get into flying aircraft.”


Iowa Lakes Cub Crafters S-2 Cockpit

“The Federal Aviation Administration adopted the Air Corps medical standards from World War II and those have always been very stringent,” Duer said.

It’s believed that there will be a lot of interest in the Light Sport Aircraft Pilot Certificate. “There are a lot of people who found because of some small medical issues – like high blood pressure – that they were unable to qualify for a FAA medical certificate,” Duer said.  “They now have a path to make their dream of flying come true.”

FMI: www.iowalakes.edu

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.12.14: Alan Klapmeier's $10M Win, OWW Progress, 3rd Class Update

Also: Zero-G Engine Repo, Collier Trophy, EAA Addresses FAA Hangar Use, CAF's Dallas Air Expo While it comes as no surprise to those of us that have had to deal with Cirrus Aircraf>[...]

Pipistrel Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Special Warranty

Offer Applies To All New Orders Through October 31 To celebrate its 25th anniversary next month, Pipistrel will be offering a special warranty on new airplane orders received befor>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.14.14)

"The solution has two advantages: firstly, we could optimize the production ourselves. In addition, we were able to improve the design so that the complete work piece can be manufa>[...]

Boeing Delivers 5th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft To India

Three Additional Aircraft On Order From The Indian Government The fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft was delivered by Boeing to India on Sept. 9 as part of a contract for eight ai>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.14.14): Rainbow

Rainbow A luminous arc featuring all colors of the visible light spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). It is created by refraction, total reflection, and>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC